Jet cabinet saw re-hab #11: 2 steps forward 1 step back

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Blog entry by Mainiac Matt posted 03-21-2013 12:50 AM 1128 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 10: Working on the Fence Part 11 of Jet cabinet saw re-hab series Part 12: Top gets sanded »

Swapped out the damaged bearing and got the arbor assy back together tonight.

Then I mounted the arbor and the motor and lined up the pulleys. But in the process of tightening up the bolt that locks the motor in position on its pivot, I stripped the threads. Steel Bolt and cast motor bracket…. you guess which one won that battle.

It’s a 7/16” fine thread, with plenty of thickness around it, so I’m hoping I can drill out the motor bracket by hand, without removing it, and then tap it to 1/2” UNC.

The motor slipped in my hands while mounting it, and The starting capacitor cover was dented. I sure hope the cap isn’t damaged, as that will cos me a pretty penny to have it replaced.

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

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#1 posted 03-21-2013 12:54 AM


-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#2 posted 03-21-2013 01:35 AM

Good luck and keep us posted

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#3 posted 03-21-2013 02:03 AM

I pulled the starting cap cover and fortunately their doesn’t appear to be any damage….

I’ll find out for sure when I hit the start button for the first time.

Also, I’ve got a 1/2”-13 tap… So at least I don’t have to borrow one.

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

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#4 posted 03-21-2013 01:25 PM

I had to replace my start capacitors…they were about $5.50 a piece. That motor is heavy as hell. Keep us posted

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#5 posted 03-21-2013 02:34 PM

Since my motor bearings are spinning freely with no detectable slop, I was hoping, in a big way, to not have to open up the motor case. So fingers are crossed with respect to the starter cap, as I’m assuming I’d have to make the connections inside.

Yeah… I’d guess the motor weighs ~80# Once upon a time, I’d military press more than that in sets of 10. But that was once upon I time :^o

After building a timber frame house and pole barn, my rotator cuff doesn’t love me any more… And when you factor in a desk job, a wife who is a good cook and gravity….. :^(

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

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