How to use the Easy Jointer
See the steps below for instructions on How to Use the Easy Jointer jig
1. Remove the items from the box. 2 Screws, 1 fence, 1 base, 2 knobs, 2 washers, 1 Glass base with sandpaper installed.
2. Insert the 2 screws into the bottom of the base. You may need to hammer them in using a block of wood to protect the base. Make sure the screws are flush with the bottom.
3. Place the glass plate on the base between the screws.
4. Place the large fence on top of the screws. Place the washers on the top of the screws and then place the knob on the screws. Tighten very lightly. WARNING: Tightening the knobs too tight could cause the glass to break. Clamp the jig on the corner of a flat table or workbench(see video)
6. Apply gentle downward pressure as you move the top/back forwards and backwards.
7. Hold the two pieces together against a bright light to inspect for gaps. If you see gaps in the middle, then apply some masking tape to the middle of the back of the glass base and repeat the sanding.
8. When no gaps are visible, you are now finished, and may join your top with your favorite joining method!
9. When jointing a top, and then jointing a back, the different species of wood are not good to mix. So loosen the knobs and lift the fence and slide the glass to get a fresh set of sandpaper.
• Be sure that the jig is clamped securely to flat surface. To verify the flatness after clamping, place a straight edge on the glass to see if it contacts the sandpaper without gaps. If you see a gap this can be corrected by adding masking tape to the bottom of the glass in the area of the gap. For example, if there is a slight gap under the middle of the jig, then apply tape under the glass in the middle of the jig. If the gap is on the ends, then apply tape to the ends only.
•Try not to make too large of a stroke. Shorter strokes are more effective.
•Like any jig, slight adjustments will need to be made for your particular environment. This means that some benches are not flat, or tightening the knobs too much may distort the base, etc.
5. Take both your pieces of wood(usually a top or back) and hold together as you place against the fence.