- The front crankshaft controls elevation of the blade
- The table slides back and forth to create the motion of “cutting”
- At the back of the blade there’s a (black) knob to allow control of blade “pitch” or the angle of the blade. This determines the “aggressiveness” of the blade cut.
- To use the JMP, you have to do the following:
Clamp a piece of wood onto the table surface using a series of trap blocks, pivot clamp, and/or elbow clamp
Set the blade pitch (aggressiveness of the cut) to match the type of wood being cut. Harder woods will require lower blade pitch (less aggressive).
Start by sliding the table back to see if the blade makes contact with wood.
Slowly raise the blade (using crankshaft) to start cutting as you slide the table back and forth. Crankshaft should be rotated about ½ or 1 revolutions depending on how the blade is set up. 1 revolution = 0.055” (less than 1/16”) in height of the blade.
The blade should cut with little to no resistance. If the blade is catching the piece of wood and making it difficult to cut, then blade pitch is too high (aggressive).
The operation is a continuous motion of raising the blade while sliding the table back and forth to make the cut. Stop when the blade cuts all the way through or to the correct height (if using height stop feature).