Jet Bandsaw #2: Any Suggestions Installing Bandsaw Riser Block

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Blog entry by Crushgroovin posted 02-19-2011 08:05 AM 1905 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I attempted to add a riser block to my Jet Bandsaw last weekend. But got stuck taking the dang thing apart. I was able to get it all taken apart except for, well, taking it apart. I got the bold and everything taken apart I just can’t get the pins out and take the top off. I was able to pound one pin down flat against the steel but the other one ain’t budging. It would probably be more helpful if I had taken a bandsaw apart before but I haven’t. So really I have no idea what I am doing. If you have any helpful suggestions please let me know.

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Jack Barnhill

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#1 posted 02-19-2011 10:12 AM

I have a Grizzly 14” BS and installed the riser block. My understanding is that the Grizzly, Delta and Jet 14” models are all similar in their frame construction. Once the blade, blade guard, and switch have been removed and you loosen the main bolt, you should be able to lift off the upper wheel assembly without “pounding down” the pins.

You should probably have someone helping you to hold up the upper wheel assembly when you loosen the main bolt, just in case. If the alignment pins are especially tight, you may have to wiggle the upper wheel assembly a little to loosen it from the alignment pins but, I don’t think there should be any need to pound on the alignment pins.

Again, I don’t have direct Jet experience so someone may correct me.

Good luck!

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#2 posted 02-19-2011 05:03 PM

I have a 14”-Delta that I added the 6”-riser block to several months ago now. I didn’t have to pound on anything. Yes, I had to do a fair amount of wiggling, etc., but it came off fairly easily once I got the large bolt and corresponding nut out.

The top of the assembly didn’t really want to tip, as the alignment pins were holding it in-place until I lifted the upper assembly off. The upper assembly wasn’t as heavy as I thought it was going to be either.

For what it’s worth, the alignment pins are part of the assembly and don’t come out or off, at least on my Delta.

Keep us posted. You may have to heat things up a bit to get it loose, or maybe first try using a dead blow to loosen things up around the alignment pin area. There could just be some crud down in there that’s acting as a binder that needs to be broken free?

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