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Forum topic by TadMcD posted 01-04-2016 08:47 PM 284 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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TadMcD

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01-04-2016 08:47 PM

Hi. Noobie here.

I got a Jet JJ-6CS and took it apart to clean the gunk and junk and found the two gibs (how do you pronounce that?) to be galled and sort of icky so I ordered two new ones from ereplacement.

When I got the replacement parts, they were/are different than the OEM gibs I found in the planer; the “new” parts had a sort of “v” groove in one side while the original parts were/are solid pieces of [steel?]. Also, all the gibs have what looks like the beginning of where someone started to drill a hole in one end, like maybe where one of the hex screws fit?

Anyone have any ideas about the efficacy of the new parts and/or can ‘splain to me this whole hole business?

[Oh, I’m planning to lubricate the ways prior to reassembly with spray DRY silicone. Thoughts?]

Thanks in advance.


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#1 posted 01-04-2016 09:06 PM

Can’t help with the replacement parts, but I would suggest you use something else besides a silicone based lubricant on that machine. Dry lube with teflon (PTFE) or even paraffin wax would be a better choice.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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