Jet cabinet saw re-hab #13: ways and arbor are ready

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Blog entry by Mainiac Matt posted 03-22-2013 04:29 PM 1314 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 12: Top gets sanded Part 13 of Jet cabinet saw re-hab series Part 14: stripped threads repaired & wings sanded »

(I posted this as a response to an earlier entry by mistake, and am moving it here as a new entry… sorry if you double read)

the ways cleaned up pretty well… a bit discolored but smooth….

I’m told that it’s better off to NOT lubricate the ways, as they will become a dust magnet. Any thoughts? Maybe wax?

arbor is back together turning smooth with no slop… I’m anxious to measure the run out.

HF link belts put on…

I’m 4 links shy of putting together a third belt :^(

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

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#1 posted 03-22-2013 05:04 PM

What about a “Dry Lubricant”...

-- 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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Mainiac Matt

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#2 posted 03-22-2013 06:46 PM

Ya know… we used to have a can of dry molly around work…. I should experiment and see if it would be appropriate….

I got a 20% of HF coupon via. e-mail and since it was also good for web orders I broke down and ordered another 5’ link belt

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

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#3 posted 03-23-2013 01:50 AM

I use a dry graphite lube on my saws cast iron trunnions and it works good, slick and no sawdust sticking.

-- As ever, Gus-the 79 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#4 posted 03-23-2013 04:12 PM

How do rate the quality of the HF links belts???

-- Art, Pittsburgh.

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Mainiac Matt

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#5 posted 03-24-2013 12:22 AM

I’ve been using the HF link belt on my very old Craftsman jointer for a couple years now and it’s working very well.

I’d guess that it decreased the noise and vibration by ~1/3.

The jointer has a home made motor mount and isn’t the best set up…. so I’m anxious to see how they perform on the TS.

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

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