Jet cabinet saw re-hab #8: Amazing what you notice when you clean something

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Blog entry by Mainiac Matt posted 03-14-2013 06:17 PM 1611 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 7: Houston, the Eagle has landed!! Part 8 of Jet cabinet saw re-hab series Part 9: Disassembled the arbor »

I discovered that the front arbor bracket casting has a small area broken off the little bump out ledge (see red arrow) where the 90 deg. stop screw (labelled C & D) should hit it. :^(

Not a major issue as I rarely tilt the blade, but I think cranking the mechanism untill the stop screw hits the ledge helps take out the backlash and better locks the mechanism in place. Hmmmmmmm… I’ll have to think on this one.

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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#1 posted 03-14-2013 06:51 PM

Fill the area with JB Weld and file back into shape????

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#2 posted 03-14-2013 08:03 PM

ditto on the grumpymike suggestion

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#3 posted 03-14-2013 11:13 PM

Here’s a pic of the broken ledge….

I like the JB Weld idea.

Another thought was to file the broken surface flat, and drill and tap a hole. Then put in a bolt as the new bearing/reference point.

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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#4 posted 03-15-2013 02:36 AM

Those stops are never accurate because of dust buildup. Just use the 45 degree angle on a combination square.

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#5 posted 03-17-2013 12:56 AM

I like the bolt idea. I use a Wixey for all my set ups

-- Norman

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