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helical head cutters jointer knivesIn the video below, Doug Dale discusses the evolution of jointer knives, and shows how he changes the segmented cutters on a helical head.If you’ve ever been to the Marc Adams School of Woodworking outside Indianapolis, you’

If you’ve ever been to the Marc Adams School of Woodworking outside Indianapolis, you’ve surely met Doug – he’s been an instructor there for more than a decade, and is charge of keeping all of the school’s many machines in peak condition. (If you have the opportunity to take a class with Doug, do it – in 2017, he’s teaching a workbench class and a shop accessories class; download the catalog at

And if you can’t make it to the school, well, you can still learn a lot from Doug in the video series he’s shooting with us: Power Tool Essentials. So far, we have a DVD and video download available on the Table Saw, the Jointer & Planer (the video below is an excerpt from it) and the Band Saw – with more to come. (As I write this, the video team is in Indiana filming with Doug…unless they’re sitting in the MA lunch room eating soft serve ice cream….)

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