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Jet 1642 Maintenance and Repairs (spindle bearings)

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Blog entry by JimChrisawn posted 03-25-2016 04:23 PM 812 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A few years ago I purchased a used Jet 1642. It has been and is a great lathe with very little trouble until recently. I noticed I had began getting some noise that was different and I was having trouble with getting smooth surfaces. At first I just excused it as just a bad day for tool control, however it slowly kept getting to me. I began checking things on the lathe. No play in the spindle, but noise. I decided that it was a bad belt so I ordered one. When the belt arrived I began the process of changing it out. Once I removed the spindle shaft enough to get the old belt off and install the new one I noticed when turning the bearings by hand they were rough. The belt definitely needed replaced, but now I felt the bearings were shot and they needed replaced. The lathe is about nine years old, so I couldn’t complain and the bearings were not that expensive. Including a new gates belt and high quality deep grove rubber sealed bearings the cost was less that eighty dollars. I decided to do a video on the procedure. Here is a link to my YouTube chat where the two part series is posted. I hope this helps some else in this situation. Remember lathe bearings do wear out and the symptoms can be subtle. Jim

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdFaZ0aX47HDJ4U5XoxFH7g

-- YouTube-Rock Springs Woodturner Always remember it's better to be seen than viewed!



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#1 posted 03-25-2016 09:20 PM

Jim thanks for that outstanding video tutorial if don’t mind would like to show other both videos. Have the same lathe mine is lot older than yours and has served me well. Bearings still good but have change that push-pull on/off switch.

Again thanks for sharing you knowledge with us..

-- Bill

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#2 posted 03-25-2016 09:43 PM



Jim thanks for that outstanding video tutorial if don’t mind would like to show other both videos. Have the same lathe mine is lot older than yours and has served me well. Bearings still good but have change that push-pull on/off switch.

Again thanks for sharing you knowledge with us..

- Wildwood


Thank you Bill. Please feel free to share any way it might help others.

-- YouTube-Rock Springs Woodturner Always remember it's better to be seen than viewed!

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