Refinished Jet Table Saw

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Project by Brad posted 1766 days ago 2399 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I found this little beauty on craigslist last week. I’ve been meaning to upgrade my old craftsman flex-drive TS so seeing the Jet on Craigslist for $300 wasn’t bad at all. So i sold my craftman for $200 and got my new jet for $300. The saw only had a few sheets of plywood ever run through it any otherwise was used as a table top for a car guy.

Refinished the cast iron with penetrating oil and purple scotchbrite finished with a few coats of wax and polished with the fine grade white scotch brite pads.

Replaced all the bolts, lock washers, and flat washers with fresh stuff.

All the internals were solid nothing worn so just cleaned everything up scrubbed it up and lubed it it white lithium grease.

The fence was WAY outta alignment but got it down to +/- 1/164”

Only thing let is to build a nice out feed table which I will post here in a few weeks once completed.


-- Brad /

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#1 posted 1766 days ago

Nicely refinished & refined! I can see the different look of the table bed/top.
Great job.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#2 posted 1766 days ago

You did a great job on the saw!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#3 posted 1766 days ago

My old garage-bound Jet is jealous.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#4 posted 1766 days ago

Nice find and clean up. Had one of those old flex drive Crafstman table saws. Bet you’re glad to get rid of it as I was. I guess it wasn’t all bad though. Served me for 20 years.

-- Darell, Norman, Ok.

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#5 posted 1764 days ago

Nice job! Are those extension wings from the Craftsman?

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#6 posted 1645 days ago

good job

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#7 posted 1645 days ago

Looks great Brad. did you get this from a little old lady from pasadena.

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#8 posted 1645 days ago

lol great song but nope got it form a guy whose daughter worked at JET. The JET factory in Oregon shut down and employees were allowed to buy a TON of stuff for basically production cost. This guy as a barn full of brand new JET tools which he doesn’t use and has been sitting for years! The poor table saw was in his car port among junked out cars etc.

- Brad

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