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  • owner = Vancouver Hack Space
  • user certification required = Tool certification doesn't exist *yet*.
  • hackable = No
  • make = AFAWK, Beaver
  • model = Unknown
  • serial # =
  • arrived = July 2017
  • does it work? = Still being set up.
  • if it breaks = Unplug machine, put a "broken" sign on machine, post on Talk.
  • contact = Michael Kessler
  • where = Machine shop
  • value = Hard enough to get this one, so take care of it.

Items Required before Operational

  • Photo for this wiki needs to be uploaded and linked.
  • Blade Guard Return Spring needs to be replaced - Determined to be faulty
  • In/Out Feed Parallelism needs to be verified and corrected if wrong
  • Blade sharpness needs to be verified
  • Push Blocks need to be acquired
  • Make, Model and Manual need to be identified and uploaded to Wiki
  • Electrical cable needs to be inspected and replaced if faulty
  • E-Stop needs to be installed, or positioned in an easy-to-operate location.
  • Training sessions and trainers need to be established
  • QR code linking back to this wiki needs to be affixed to the machine.
  • We need a metal detector before reclaimed wood can be used.
  • Fill out Safety sections of this wiki
  • Safety guard needs to be extended; blade is not covered entirely when closed.

Safety at a Glance


  • Safety Glasses
  • Push Blocks
  • Hearing Protection
  • an experienced jointer operator (if this is not you, you must get someone to train you!)
  • Active Dust extraction

Optional (but recommended):

  • Face Shield


  • Gloves (NEVER use gloves near rotating machinery!)

Safe Operation Details



Start With A Risk Assessment To Ensure A Safe Work Area:

  1. A two foot perimeter around the jointer should be kept clear of people, debris and sawdust that impair traction or footing to avoid slips and falls.
  2. Infeeds and Outfeeds should have enough room for entire stock to travel
  3. Safety glasses with side shields or a face shield must be worn. Hearing protection must be worn.
  4. Indicate to all others that loud noise will be made
  5. Remove loose fitting clothing, jewelry, and tie back long hair.
  6. Give the work your undivided attention.
  7. Do not wear gloves or anything that would allow a hand, fingers or clothing to be wrapped around the cutting blade.

Operational Safety Rules:

  1. Approach your work at VHS and on the jointer with a safe attitude!
  2. Make all jointer adjustments with the power shut off.
  3. Keep all guards and covers on the machine when it is on and running.
  1. Additional rules to come
tool/jointer.txt · Last modified: 2017/07/20 19:58 by mike