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Jet cabinet saw re-hab #14: stripped threads repaired & wings sanded

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Blog entry by Mainiac Matt posted 03-24-2013 12:41 AM 1150 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 13: ways and arbor are ready Part 14 of Jet cabinet saw re-hab series Part 15: progress with wiring and misc. pics »

Got a couple hours in on the project today….. started by breaking out my 7 amp DeWalt and drilled and then hand tapped new threads on the motor mount lock bolt.

Of course, I forgot to stop by the hardware store on my way home from work Friday…. So I don’t have a 1/2-13×3/4 bolt.

Next I brought in and cleaned up the Fence rails…. and I must say that Biesemeyer certainly didn’t skimp out on the steel on these beastly boys! They are heavy.

Then I wired up the motor and put knock out plugs in some of the extra holes in the cabinet.

Finally I sanded and scrubbed the cast wings…

They look great…. untill you get close up :^(

Oh well, beggars can’t be choosers.

Then I waxed the table and wings to preserve my efforts.

And last of all, I scrounged through my bins of wiring stuff to see if I had the right kind of plug to hook up the saw…. and I don’t

Home Depot here I come.

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



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#1 posted 03-24-2013 01:21 AM

Looks like you are getting closer to completion

-- Norman

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#2 posted 03-24-2013 02:10 AM

It’s great to see you progressing right along!!!

Don’t worry about the “character lines”, you’ll surely be adding a few more of your own, in due time!!!

-- 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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#3 posted 03-24-2013 02:42 AM

getting the saw put back together and powered up shouldn’t be too difficult….

The extension table, on the other hand, needs to be rebuilt. Hoping to salvage the frame… but the top is toast.

Thinking that I’ll just use melomine, as the frame provides good support, I can get it on the cheap at work, and then stay after to route out the plate hole on the CNC.

I ordered a Biesemeyer replacement stylus and a few other parts from Mike’s on Wed. and they were in the mail on Friday!

I’m going to have to wait untill I get the HF link belt b4 I mount the top…

Hoping to wrap it all up in another week…

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

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#4 posted 03-25-2013 01:04 AM

Houston, we have ignition!

Powered up the saw for the first time since bringing it home… Surprised how minimal the starting kick is for such a big single phase motor…. even my 1.5 HP Craftsman contractor saw gives a harder kick. I wonder if this has something to do with the link belts, as I’ve heard that they can help absorb some of that instantaneous kick.

The saw runs smoothly, but there’s a very slight vibration/rattle coming from somewhere…. Possibly from the motor starter box. So I’ll have to check for loose screws in there.

Since the TS is stealing my only 220v outlet from the DC, I need to wire up a second circuit for the DC…. which presents a good opportunity to relocate the DC motor starter box from low on the DC frame, to chest height on a more centrally located post.

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

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#5 posted 03-26-2013 01:10 PM

Finished wiring up a second 220 v circuit for the DC and mounted the motor starter box on the post….

I’m ready to mount and align the top…. but I’m going to wait until I have the third link belt set up.

Waiting on Harbor Freight now….. order placed Friday …. still hasn’t shipped yet

me thinks me smells a backorder :^(

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

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#6 posted 03-26-2013 05:08 PM

Dang, I hate backorders!!!

Ya knows what they say about pictures & NOT happening!!!
WE (I) NEED PICTRES!!! Please!!!

-- 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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#7 posted 03-27-2013 12:18 AM

re-tapping the motor mount bolt was a success

I like socket head cap screws….

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

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