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Forum topic by FancyShoes posted 07-31-2015 07:06 PM 708 views 0 times favorited 17 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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FancyShoes

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07-31-2015 07:06 PM

I have been taking apart a old delta jointer and as i was about to take the belt off, an noticed the pulleies are pretty far apart from each other.

What are your thoughts on this?


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SirIrb

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#1 posted 07-31-2015 07:10 PM

The pulley on the motor may have (if its engineered like this) had the set screw loosen and that allowed the pulley to slide in the off direction.

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#2 posted 07-31-2015 07:14 PM

It kinda looks like they added some sort of extension to the cutterhead.

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#3 posted 07-31-2015 07:54 PM

The cutter head to me looked odd as well. I have no more room to slide the pulley on the motor. Im going to find the specs and info on this soecific jointer and see what it is supposed to have.

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#4 posted 07-31-2015 07:59 PM

Got the top pulley off, and i beleive the top pullley should have jusy been closer to the cutter head. It probably slide away over time

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#5 posted 07-31-2015 09:59 PM

Hey guys, i am trying to take the beds off, and i cant find out how the beds come off. There are only 2 bolts underneath that hold the wheels to the bed. Im going to try to loosen those and hope it works.

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#6 posted 08-01-2015 01:03 AM

Well, it came off like i originaly thought it would. By taking all the bolts and screws out that i could see. It is now in pieces and ready to be cleaned and rehabbed.

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#7 posted 08-01-2015 01:45 AM

What can i use or techniques can i use to clean the surfaces back to a shine?

I have a die grinder with scotch bright wheels, but that can take the surface of quickly if im not careful?

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#8 posted 08-01-2015 02:02 AM

a razor blade scraper by itself will take off an amazing amount of crap. Then clean up with mineral spirits. That’s what I’d start with. Maybe a wire brush in a drill after that. that’ll take you back to a smooth surface with some patina. I don’t try to get a full on freshly machined look but to each his own.

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#9 posted 08-01-2015 02:44 AM

Thanks I tried the drill with a wire brush, that worked amazingly well without scratching to much of the surface like the other tool. Took loose paint off. And didnt take off the good paint. So that might be the winner. I will still have to try it on a machined surface of the blade guard or fence before trying it on the in/outfeed tables.

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#10 posted 08-01-2015 02:46 AM

What about the new paint colot, should intry to stick with the original, ir go with something else like black, or hammered look? I doo personally like the hammered looking paints.

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runswithscissors

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#11 posted 08-01-2015 03:40 AM

Did you get the pulley issue corrected? If not, you might try reversing the pulley—have the protruding hub away from rather than toward the cutter head.

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TheFridge

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#12 posted 08-01-2015 04:59 AM

Hell. I’ve never painted any of my stuff. I’d say go for what you like.

And what he said. Try flipping the pulleys. It can only bring it closer. As for getting the pulleys off, I’ve have great success with PB blaster and a torch. I sprayed some that I had a couple times a day for 3-4 days then used a big socket and a hammer to break it loose. One mine were loose they just popped off easily by hand.

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#13 posted 08-01-2015 07:12 AM

A cheap wheel puller from Harbor Freight is a handy thing to have. Saves banging up pulleys and the like with a hammer. Best, as the Fridge says, after lubing it up.

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#14 posted 08-03-2015 11:52 AM

One of my friends mentioned Inshould paint the jointer “Chevy orange” i kind of like the idea, but for resale would that hurt the value?

Here is one part finished brushing down.

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#15 posted 08-03-2015 12:11 PM

ORANGE????? NOTTTTT!!!
Clean up is starting to look good. Go easy with the wire wheel on the bearing surfaces.
Bill

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