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Jet JBOS-5 Oscillating Spindle Sander - Need some help from someone who owns this model.

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Blog entry by tedth66 posted 11-07-2010 02:21 AM 2072 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Does anyone own this spindle sander? If you do I’m wondering if the height listed in the spec (20.8”) is the height with or without the spindle sander installed. I’m trying to design a flip top box for this model sander and my Delta planer but I need this measurement. I currently have this spindle sander ordered but it hasn’t arrived yet. I’d like to know the measurement with the spindle installed. Thank you in advance.

-- Ted



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rustfever

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#1 posted 11-07-2010 04:55 AM

I’ll head out to the shop tomorrow. I’ll try to get your measurments for you. [It’s to late to even be able to find the light switch!]
Ira

-- Rustfever, Central California

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tedth66

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#2 posted 11-07-2010 05:16 AM

Thanks Ira I really appreciate it. btw – how do you like your Jet spindle sander?

-- Ted

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Jeff Roberts

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#3 posted 11-07-2010 03:22 PM

Looks like about 23.25” max. with a 3” spindle installed. Some of my smaller sleeves are longer than the spindle since that is all Woodcraft carried.

The table measures 18.5”.

I love this sander! It runs very quiet and smooth. I did do a modification for a 4” dust port which works much better than what came with it. I have some pictures if you would like to see them.

-- Jeff, Dayton, OH

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tedth66

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#4 posted 11-07-2010 06:40 PM

Thanks Jeff.

Sure I’d like to see your modification to the dust port. I assume it was a 2.5” port prior to your mod.

-- Ted

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ken_c

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#5 posted 11-07-2010 08:44 PM

I would very much like to see the dust port modification too. All ideas are good ideas… please detail and post pictures – THANKS

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Jeff Roberts

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#6 posted 11-07-2010 09:26 PM

I found some 1×1 angle in my metal scrap and cut two pieces to equal lengths. I made a cut in the vertical leg and bent to the angle shown for the 4” pipe to clear the table.

I drilled holes in the angle to fit the bolts holding the stock shroud in place and some smaller clearance holes for sheet metal screws which hold the pipe in position. There was some other cutting and grinding on the brackets around the spindle which cannot be seen in the pics.

I then cut the pipe (4” thin wall pvc) as shown to butt against the bottom of the table and to match the O.D. of the pipe. The cuts are a little rough fitting, but good enough!

The small piece with the hole in its side just sits in place and is easily removed from the top when changing spindles.

A black plastic 4” connector (with one wrap of duct tape) slides inside the pvc.


Since the drum is surrounded by pipe up to the table insert, most dust is captured. I never have used it with the stock adapter since it was so small. If you’re only using a shop vac, the stock adapter may work fine. I did this modification because I share the same hose with my bandsaw and have a large system.

Hope this helps!

-- Jeff, Dayton, OH

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tedth66

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#7 posted 11-08-2010 12:44 PM

Outstanding Jeff. Thanks for the detailed pictures.

-- Ted

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Jeff Roberts

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#8 posted 11-08-2010 12:54 PM

No Problem. I was planning to post this and some other machine modifications in a blog. Just haven’t got around to it yet.

-- Jeff, Dayton, OH

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