Saving A Jet JWP-15CS From Dump #10: Removed bearings, disassembled cutter head

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Blog entry by Holbs posted 04-09-2015 12:31 AM 1682 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 9: Lower table ROS'd, mineral spirited, paste waxed. Also, about to tackle gummy rusty columns Part 10 of Saving A Jet JWP-15CS From Dump series Part 11: Cutterhead and column clean up »

Tuesday and Wednesday, making more progress. Removed the 4 bearings in each column rod that rotate the chain sprocket underneath that controls the up/down of the lower bed. Also removed the far side bearing of the cutter head. Ordered 4 new OEM column rod bearings from: that have the exact ” NACHI 6202ZE”, and same for the cutter head bearing “NACHI 6205ZE” (surprisingly, via a Amazon partner). Came to be about $8 each. VXB came highly recommended from a local machine shop. Was told to STAY AWAY from ‘China’ bearings, as these NACHI are Japanese.
I also took the 15” knife blades out and are having them sharpened for $8 each, locally by a professional outfit that does this on a very large industrial looking sharpening machine (I should ask to take a picture of it).
Two columns have completed their electrolysis, #3 is being cooked tonite.

-- Yes, my profile picture is of a Carpenter Bee! The name is derived from the Ancient Greek "wood-cutter"

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#1 posted 04-09-2015 11:41 AM

I like how this has been coming along. Good score on those bearings, and thnx for the link

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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