This actually might turn into something a bit more than I can chew. Some serious rust issues going on. I now remember why I choose wood working over auto-mechanic for a hobby. This was nearly identical to taking a cylinder head apart! But it was surely required as you can see in the following pictures: rust, rust, rust. I have some serious research to do in the rust removal department in the coming weeks. Some questions someone can answer possibly before I go too much further:
the 220v 3HP motor has rust all along the outside housing. Salvageable? Somehow can be rebuilt and turn serviceable? I’m skittish to even look at the price tag of a JET 3HP motor.
The metal “keys” seem to be unmovable. At least, I did not try very hard for fear of damage. Is there a trick or special tool to remove these keys so I can get the blocks off?
The column support risers are not 100% disassembled. The bearings for the chain sprockets seem fine. There is a retaining ring on the bottom (I have no retaining ring tool, yet!). I would like to totally disassemble these columns, but unsure how to proceed. At $21 a pop from Jet, I think I can keep these existing bearings.
I know I need a bearing pulley tool to get off cutter head bearings. I’ll see about getting one this coming week. And also, finding a friendly mechanic shop to re-install new bearings ($18×2 from Jet). During research of de-install and re-install of cutter head, good time to put fresh bearings in anyways.
Anyone know how to remove the inner most roller? I had to gently spread the forks out to get #1 and #2 roller out. But I fear spreading any further due to damage.
The Jet power switch box looks brand new. Thankfully, it was sealed up really good.
I’ll have to buy a new handle. This one is gone.
I’ll also have to get a couple NEW Jet ID labels.
And the rest of the pictures.
-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter