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Stationary power tool buying. (1) Table saw. (2) Jointer.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER Sep 1985 (v.1#3) pg. 7

Stationary power tools. Some thoughts for the beginner. Looks at table saw, radial arm saw, jointer, shaper, band saw, lathe, and thickness planer.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER Sep 1985 (v.1#3) pg. 20

Jointer basics. The technique is as important as the machine setup. Includes information on cutting with grain, jointing warped stock, setting knives, stoning knives, etc.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER Jul-Aug 1988 (v.4#3) pg. 16

Checking jointer tables for warping and parallelism using two accurate straightedges and two sets of feeler gauges.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #23 Nov-Dec 1991 pg. 6

Tip on avoiding tear-out when jointing.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #40 Oct 1994 pg. 10

Buyer's guide to jointers.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #41 1995 Tool Buyer's Guide pg. 34

Buyer's guide to jointers.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #48 1996 Tool Buyer's Guide pg. 34

Buyer's guide to bench top and floor model jointers.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #55 1997 Tool Buyer's Guide pg. 74

Shop tests of ten 8" jointers.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #58 Apr 1997 pg. 58
Added Info AMERICAN WOODWORKER #59 Jun 1997 pg. 22

Tuning a jointer. Table, cutterhead and knife adjustments.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #58 Apr 1997 pg. 65

Buyer's guide to jointers, both floor-model and bench top.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #62 1998 Tool Buyer's Guide pg. 90

Buyer's guide to jointers.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #69 1999 Tool Buyer's Guide pg. 96

Annual buyer's guide to jointers.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #76 Fall-Winter 1999 pg. 79

Shop test of 6" jointers.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #77 Dec 1999 pg. 72

How to buy a jointer.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #83 Fall-Winter 2000 pg. 61

Jointer tune-up.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #83 Fall-Winter 2000 pg. 118

How to buy a jointer.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #90 Nov 2001 pg. 51

Three common pitfalls to avoid when using a jointer
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #91 Dec 2001 pg. 12

How to operate your jointer effectively and safely.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP May 1982 (v.5#8) pg. 52

Metalworking dial indicator can be used in a woodworking shop to check setup on machines. Photos show how to use the gauge to check runout on a drill press bit, to detect wobble in a table saw blade, to verify jointer tables parallelism and to check the roundness of tubing.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jan 1986 (v.9#4) pg. 17

The importance of a jointer to precise woodworking. Includes tips on adjustments and use.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Aug 1995 (v.18#11) pg. 12

Jointer basics.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #259 May-Jun 1985 (v.35#5) pg. 16

The essential jointer. A description of how it works and its uses. Includes suggestions on correctly aligning the fence and table.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #364 Dec 1995-Jan 1996 (v.46#1) pg. 20

One man tells which three power tools are the most important to have in the shop of a serious woodworker.
FINE WOODWORKING #1 Winter 1975 pg. 36

Precision. Accurate woodworking tips from steel-rule die makers. Includes proving a table saw, adjusting band saw and jigsaws, accurate measurement, cutting to precise dimensions with a table saw, precision crosscutting, step and repeat, use of ice-pick to safely cut small pieces on a table saw, and miter gauge adjustment.
FINE WOODWORKING #17 Jul-Aug 1979 pg. 71

The jointer. How to adjust, sharpen and use this basic machine. Included is the use of a router to sharpen the blades without removing them and a jig to convert the jointer into a thickness planer.
FINE WOODWORKING #19 Nov-Dec 1979 pg. 92
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #27 Mar-Apr 1981 pg. 8

Tips on adjusting a jointer to get perfectly straight edges.
FINE WOODWORKING #23 Jul-Aug 1980 pg. 19

Tip: How to joint cupped or twisted boards that are wider than your jointer in order to prepare them for surfacing in a planer.
FINE WOODWORKING #25 Nov-Dec 1980 pg. 21

Safe hold-down for a jointer is longer than most and forces you to keep both hands in sight.
FINE WOODWORKING #28 May-Jun 1981 pg. 18

Wooden-bed 6" jointer can be built with ordinary shop tools. Est. cost: $350.
FINE WOODWORKING #28 May-Jun 1981 pg. 44

Safety tips when working with jointers.
FINE WOODWORKING #28 May-Jun 1981 pg. 50

Tip: Have automotive shop grind warped jointer fence on a head grinder.
FINE WOODWORKING #30 Sep-Oct 1981 pg. 6

On jointer maintenance. Powermatic tool company gives advice on proper maintenance of jointers. Includes correct method to remove and replace knives.
FINE WOODWORKING #30 Sep-Oct 1981 pg. 72

Tip: Attach a long wedge to the fence of a jointer when jointing wavy-grained, contrary woods like curly maple.
FINE WOODWORKING #32 Jan-Feb 1982 pg. 18

Tip: Moistening wood may eliminate planer or jointer tear-outs on crossgrained wood.
FINE WOODWORKING #36 Sep-Oct 1982 pg. 22

Troubleshooting the jointer. How to make the adjustments necessary to get good, straight cuts.
FINE WOODWORKING #36 Sep-Oct 1982 pg. 26

Shop-testing five jointer-planers. (1) Belsaw 684. (2) Emco-Rex 2000. (3) Inca 343-190. (4) Makita 2030. (5) Hitachi F-1000A.
FINE WOODWORKING #43 Nov-Dec 1983 pg. 42
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #45 Mar-Apr 1984 pg. 6
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #46 May-Jun 1984 pg. 4
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #47 Jul-Aug 1984 pg. 6

How to extend the length of jointer tables.
FINE WOODWORKING #49 Nov-Dec 1984 pg. 18

Jig converts a jointer into a true thickness planer.
FINE WOODWORKING #51 Mar-Apr 1985 pg. 8

Formula for calculating the cutterhead speed of a jointer.
FINE WOODWORKING #61 Nov-Dec 1986 pg. 14

Tips on adjusting the tables of large, older-style jointers.
FINE WOODWORKING #78 Sep-Oct 1989 pg. 16

The jointer. A comprehensive look at the anatomy of a jointer and procedures for tuning up this tool. Tips on using the jointer to surface wood, edge joint, rabbet, joint end-grain, etc.
FINE WOODWORKING #79 Nov-Dec 1989 pg. 62

Jointer savey. Knowing your machine makes for safe and skillful jointing.
FINE WOODWORKING #102 Sep-Oct 1993 pg. 48
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #104 Jan-Feb 1994 pg. 6
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #105 Mar-Apr 1994 pg. 10 (Chamfers & bevels)
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #106 May-Jun 1994 pg. 8, 14

Using a jointer. Some advanced techniques.
FINE WOODWORKING #102 Sep-Oct 1993 pg. 52
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #103 Nov-Dec 1993 pg. 6
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #104 Jan-Feb 1994 pg. 6

Comparing combination jointer-planer surfacing machines.
FINE WOODWORKING #109 Nov-Dec 1994 pg. 76
Correction FINE WOODWORKING #110 Jan-Feb 1995 pg. 4
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #111 Mar-Apr 1995 pg. 6

A comparison test of ten 6" jointers costing $325 up to $1,600.
FINE WOODWORKING #115 Nov-Dec 1995 pg. 82
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #117 Mar-Apr 1996 pg. 10

Dangers of an old jointer with a square cutterhead are noted.
FINE WOODWORKING #126 Sep-Oct 1997 pg. 22

Adjusting a jointer to eliminate snipe, taper, or a convex edge.
FINE WOODWORKING #136 May-Jun 1999 pg. 94

Stand holds jointer and circular saw.
HOME CRAFTSMAN Mar 1963 pg. 74

Those new bench top tools. Part 6. Shapers and jointer/planers.
HOMEOWNER Jun 1984 (v.9#5) pg. 70

The jointer and how to use it. Article includes descriptions of jigs for doing stop chamfering, round tenons, and tapering in the round.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #474 Nov 1967 (v.63) pg. 126

Evaluation and tips on using the Belsaw Model 684 Jointer, Planer, Molder 3-in-1 shop tool.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #650 Jul 1982 (v.78) pg. 72

A guide to purchasing a jointer. Covers details to look for and provides a chart of 18 manufacturers' machines.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #99 May-Jun 1986 pg. 50

Power-tool stand for jigsaw, drill press, jointer saw, and band saw include storage shelves and cabinets.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1969 (v.132#1) pg. 178

Thirteen bonus tricks for your jointer. Jig and proceedures to get more out of your jointer.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1976 (v.146#3) pg. 118

How to use a jointer. How to adjust the jointer, sharpen the blades, and make the basic and advanced cuts.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1977 (v.148#6) pg. 116

Build a mobile, sturdy, vibration-free stand for a 4" or 6" jointer. Features a sawdust drawer, storage drawer, shelf for accessories and retractable casters. Built from wood.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1980 (v.154#4) pg. 27

Guide to using the jointer. How to get the most out of your jointer. Includes information on adjustments, hold-downs, push sticks, jigs, etc.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1985 (v.162#2) pg. 100

Comparing jointer planers.
POPULAR SCIENCE Nov 1963 (v.183#5) pg. 180

Bonus shop tricks you can do with a jointer includes beveling, chamfering, cutting coves and cutting circular disks.
POPULAR SCIENCE Dec 1971 (v.199#6) pg. 100

Jointers, the forgotten power tool. Advice on common (and uncommon) cuts using the jointer, jointer alignment, an auxiliary fence, a jig for cutting round tenons, etc.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #101 Mar 1998 (v.18#1) pg. 20

Jointing with accuracy. Tips on adjusting the machine, depth of cut, jointing end grain, surfacing, grinding knives on a drill press or disc sander, making a pusher hold-down, shop built magnetic knife resetting jig, etc.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #105 Nov 1998 (v.18#5) pg. 16

Jointer tips. (1) Feed direction. (2) Working with rough-sawn lumber. (3) Using pencil lines to make sure entire edge is jointed. (4) Cutting identical tapers in multiple work pieces. (5) Jointing plywood. (6) Bed extensions for bench top jointers.
SHOPNOTES #22 Jul 1995 (v.4) pg. 8

Tip: Joint "with the grain" to avoid chipping.
WOOD MAGAZINE #9 Feb 1986 (v.3#1) pg. 100

Clever way to surface thin strips on a jointer.
WOOD MAGAZINE #28 Apr 1989 (v.6#2) pg. 14

How to safely feed stock through a jointer.
WOOD MAGAZINE #31 Oct 1989 (v.6#5) pg. 65

Jointers, machines that give you the edge quickly and accurately. A comparison of twelve 6" jointers and tips on their use.
WOOD MAGAZINE #31 Oct 1989 (v.6#5) pg. 66

Jointers. Buyer's guide to 16 machines.
WOOD MAGAZINE #38 Oct 1990 (v.7#6) pg. 66

Adding yellow plastic tape between blades on a jointer cutterhead to serve as a reminder of the spinning sharp knives.
WOOD MAGAZINE #49 Jan 1992 (v.9#1) pg. 17

Tool-buyer's roundup. Important buying points and charts of features for cordless drills, drill presses, jointers, portable belt sanders, routers, scroll saws, table saws, and thickness planers.
WOOD MAGAZINE #56 Nov 1992 (v.9#8) pg. 64

A method for adjusting the infeed and outfeed tables on a jointer using a level and dial indicator.
WOOD MAGAZINE #60 Apr 1993 (v.10#3) pg. 14

Spotlight on jointer safety.
WOOD MAGAZINE #84 Dec 1995 (v.12#9) pg. 42

Jointers under $1,000. Eight things to know before you buy. Includes a buyer's guide to seventeen jointers (including 6", 8" and bench top models).
WOOD MAGAZINE #84 Dec 1995 (v.12#9) pg. 44

Tuning up your jointer. Align tables, square fence, set knives, and adjust outfeed table.
WOOD MAGAZINE #91 Oct 1996 (v.13#7) pg. 74

Checking jointer-table alignment and correcting for outfeed "table sag".
WOOD MAGAZINE #93 Dec 1996 (v.13#9) pg. 24

User test of 6" jointers. Includes tune-up tips and jointer operation techniques.
WOOD MAGAZINE #135 Sep 2001 (v.18#6) pg. 60, 66

Eliminate chip-out when using table saw, router, jointer, band saw, scroll saw, jig saw, and portable circular saw.
WOOD MAGAZINE #135 Sep 2001 (v.18#6) pg. 68

Choosing between buying a jointer or a thickness planer. Some tips.
WOODSMITH #68 Apr 1990 pg. 29

How to check the infeed and outfeed tables of a jointer to make sure they are parallel.
WOODSMITH #101 Oct 1995 (v.17) pg. 5

Advice on adjusting a jointer, jointing technique, edge jointing, and jointing the face of a board.
WOODSMITH #110 Apr 1997 (v.19) pg. 26

The craft of cabinetmaking. How to tune your machines for faultless performance. Tips for table saw, radial arm saw, jointers and planers.
WOODWORKER #1097 Apr 1985 (v.89) pg. 260

Space saving planer. Tips on selecting, setting up and using a combination jointer and planer.
WOODWORKER Feb 1995 (v.99#2) pg. 68

Tip on waxing the infeed table of a jointer.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1987 (v.11#2) pg. 53

The jointer. Proper use, care, setup and problem solving.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1987 (v.11#3) pg. 16

Bench top jointers. A buyer's guide to six models.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1994 (v.18#1) pg. 66

Simple indexing heads allow fluting, routing, grooving and cutting flats on cylindrical works.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1964 (v.20#1) pg. 30

Taller jointer fence for an AMT jointer-planer.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1981 (v.37#4) pg. 10

Simple indexing heads for lathe, drill press, jointer and saw.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1981 (v.37#4) pg. 28

Use-test of the Belsaw jointer-planer-molder.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1983 (v.39#1) pg. 28
Added Info WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1983 (v.39#2) pg. 54, 58

Two storage cabinets for the molding knives, gibs and counterweights for the Belsaw jointer-planer-molder. May be adapted to other cutting heads.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1983 (v.39#1) pg. 64

Use-test of the Woodmaster jointer-planer-molder. How to make a guide board for molding and a planer chip receptical, accessories which will also work with the Belsaw unit.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1983 (v.39#2) pg. 52, 54
Added Info WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1983 (v.39#5) pg. 97

Custom made storage case for Woodmaster molding heads.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1983 (v.39#2) pg. 72

Getting straight edges on a jointer. Identifying and eliminating alignment problems.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1989 (v.45#4) pg. 52

Two keys to eliminating jointer snipe.
WORKBENCH #254 Jul-Aug 1999 (v.55#4) pg. 14