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Saving A Jet JWP-15CS From Dump #15: First Run

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Blog entry by Holbs posted 05-02-2015 07:28 PM 1385 reads 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 14: Finally, eReplacement parts arrived Part 15 of Saving A Jet JWP-15CS From Dump series Part 16: Installing knives and "trying" to align »

First electrical motor, cutterhead, roller run was accomplished this morning. Success! No knives installed, no alignment of bed, rollers, etc as of yet. Added oil to the gear box too. Just wanted to ensure all parts did as they are suppose to, to date. One issue arose that confused me. The new bearing for the cutterhead malfunctioned, as in one of the bearing side walls magically disappeared somehow. No idea! Changed out to the old cutterhead bearing which seems to work as it should.

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Other issue: the 16fpm and 20fpm pullout handle seems to be stuck on 20fpm. Does not want to be pushed in nor pulled out. Confused on this one as to why. Will work on the worm gear assembly box and round handle after all said and done. It needs cleanup. Still have to install the horizontal handle piece that attaches to the round handle.

Watched a Grizzly 15” planer video that looks to be a clone to this Jet 15” planer for odd ball instructions. Talks about setup and alignment that I was needing to be done later today
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0arGQP38yg

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



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gfadvm

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#1 posted 05-02-2015 11:46 PM

“Bearing side wall” disappeared. Is this the dust cap on one side of the bearing? If so, it should be warranted.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#2 posted 05-02-2015 11:49 PM

bleh.. i just re-used older bearing. Do not want to wait another week or 2 for bearing. now that i know what’s involved in getting to that bearing, it’s not a big deal to tackle this down the road.
Gfadvm… if you have experience with 15” planers, can you see my forum post I just posted about blade height and bevel/microbevel ?

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

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#3 posted 05-03-2015 12:09 AM

I have an 18”er and leave all the sharpening to my sharpening shop. My manual (Woodmaster) specifies blade height settings so I didn’t have to do any figuring.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Holbs

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#4 posted 05-03-2015 12:21 AM

the official Jet manual says ‘use jet height gauge’. grrr. so far, 1/16” is what i’m shooting for

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

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#5 posted 05-03-2015 12:25 AM

Hi again:
On the subject of the speed control. My instruction that came with my machine, which is like yours, said never change the speed control except when the machine is running. If you are doing it with the machine it will probable not shift. Look on the Jet website and read that part about speed control. I never change mine except when I am doing skip planing to see what the wood looks like. Then I use the slow speed for a much better finish on the wood and it is easier on the machine.
You are making good progress on this project and you are learning a lot about machines and how they work. I wish I was close enough to you to help, and you make me feel good to see you learning all kinds of new shills that you will need in the future.
Have Fun.

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#6 posted 05-03-2015 12:27 AM

thanks rock :) yea… found out you are to shift gears while the machine is running.
this is very different from a lunchbox planer, for sure.
I’ll admit, I am having a blast doing this teardown / rebuild. Has made me appreciate this Jet planer alot more than if I had not.

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

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