The jointer’s guard’s spring tension adjuster set screw has been damaged beyond repair. Someone took it upon themselves to use pliers directly on the threads as a way to give that little bit of extra oomph needed to get it gorilla tight. This damage will need to be repaired pronto. I will look for a temporary set screw replacement until a permanent solution can be defined and installed.
There is no application within the use case at DMS where this guard needs to be relaxed or removed. The financial exposure to DMS far exceeds the cost savings a member might enjoy. It is very common for millwork shops to have the lumber yard joint large items that exceed their internal capability. This why the term S2S exists. You want to use a jumbo wide timber, then pay an extra $20 and get it prepped on the correct equipment. Stop saving a few bucks and transferring a crazy expensive liability to DMS.
We need to seriously consider locking this setting down with a tamper proof indicator nad/or safety wire. Similar to your electric meter. We all know what comes next if a YouTube warrior slices their fingers off and we have not taken appropriate measures.
Tampering with lock-outs, tamper resistant settings and other safety measures should be a one and done activity at DMS. This behavior is not only incredibly reckless, it is totally disrespectful to the rest of the membership.