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Forum topic by Betsy posted 09-13-2015 03:02 AM 683 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Betsy

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09-13-2015 03:02 AM

I have Jet dust collector and the part that holds the rod that keeps the upper bag vertical has essentially bent in and become loose. I’ve put in a new bolt and nut which worked for a while but the nut always seems to come loose so I’ve had to tighten it several time. But the holder has now bent and nothing I’ve done has managed to fix the issue.

How would you fix this?

Thanks in advance.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine


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jonah

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#1 posted 09-13-2015 03:07 AM

Seems like a perfect opportunity to replace the filter bag with a cartridge filter. See here for details.

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Mainiac Matt

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#2 posted 09-13-2015 03:14 AM

Remove the bracket and carefully hammer it back into the correct shape.

Reassemble using a any nylock nut

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

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John

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#3 posted 09-13-2015 03:14 AM

Bend it back in a vise. Next use some lok tote on the nut. Medium strength should do it.

-- I measured once, cut twice, and its still too short...

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Betsy

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#4 posted 09-13-2015 04:31 AM

Thanks for the suggestions. I must admit to never having heard of nylock nuts before but looked them up just now and realized I have used those in assembly projects – just always called them nuts with the plastic thing. I guess everything has to have a name.

If I use a nylock nut would adding lok tote make it more permanent?

Jonah – that’s quite a system you’ve fixed up. I’m going to have to look at that more closely. Thanks for sharing.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#5 posted 09-13-2015 11:37 AM

If you stay with what you have I’d get a larger washer to cover the spot where it bent. It may take another smaller washer on top so the hole is smaller than the bolt head.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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#6 posted 09-13-2015 01:29 PM


If you stay with what you have I d get a larger washer to cover the spot where it bent. It may take another smaller washer on top so the hole is smaller than the bolt head.

- Fred Hargis

+1
might be able to use a fender washer.
theres different loctites. i have some red loctite i use for permanent, but not sure on the number. its either 262 or 271, but in this situation i think id see how the locknut alone works

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WhyMe

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#7 posted 09-13-2015 02:10 PM

So do you have bad wood working days and take out your frustrations on the dust collector?

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Betsy

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#8 posted 09-13-2015 03:18 PM

Thanks guys + I’ll try the suggestions and let you know how I managed.

Whyme – ha! Is there ever a bad woodworking day?

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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Bill White

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#9 posted 09-13-2015 03:18 PM

Loctite. Not Lok tote. Blue Loctite is reversible. Red is for the stuff ya don’t want to come off without a fight.
Bill

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WhyMe

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#10 posted 09-13-2015 07:56 PM



Thanks guys + I ll try the suggestions and let you know how I managed.

Whyme – ha! Is there ever a bad woodworking day?

- Betsy

Yes. When you cut an expensive piece of wood to the wrong dimension that ends up too short for a redo.

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Betsy

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#11 posted 11-08-2015 12:25 AM

I’m following up on this one. I did finally get this repaired. I dug through a box of odds and ends of hardware I’ve collected over the years and found one of those neoprene nuts that fits the bolt, but there was no way to really get it on tight. I had a socket and an extension that would reach the underside of the machine, but my hands/wrist was just not strong enough to tighten the nut. So I ended up using the loctite. It’s held for over two weeks now so I think this little annoyance has been squared away.

Thanks for all your help and suggestions.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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