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Forum topic by Redrex posted 03-23-2016 01:36 AM 375 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Redrex

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03-23-2016 01:36 AM

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I just picked up an older Jet Supersaw (JWSS-10PFX) off of Craigslist. I’d been haunting my local CL for about a year looking for a good deal on decent table saw. The market around here had been pretty tight and people had been snapping up anything decent within hours of being posted. So I have to admit that when this came up I jumped on it without spending as much time researching it as I normally would have.

That said, is there anyone with some actual experience on this saw that has any tips for me on things to look out for or parts that I should replace before putting it into service.

Stuff that I know I will need to tackle:
- The table top needs to get reconditioned
- The sliding table needs to get adjusted
- The latch on the door is broken

Anyway, any help pointing me in the right direction to get the most out of this saw would be appreciated.

Thanks.


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#1 posted 03-23-2016 11:40 AM

good morning
I bought my supersaw 8 years ago off craigslist.
It was my first table saw and knew nothing about it
For me it is a good saw and I am pleased with it
It does have 3 drawbacks ,
1- there is no miter slot left of the blade
2- the timing belt to adjust the blade height is a poor design and I have replaced 3 times If you need a belt, don’t buy it from Jet, I found another supplier that is much cheaper
3- the dust collection isn’t very good

Overall it’s a good machine,enjoy

-- David

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#2 posted 03-23-2016 12:08 PM

That “timing belt” that Laughran mentioned, is one of the more documented issues. Otherwise, not every one loved the Microglide fence for a saw in it’s original price range, but it appears to be functional. Get it aligned, and put a good blade on it.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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#3 posted 03-23-2016 03:32 PM


good morning
I bought my supersaw 8 years ago off craigslist.
It was my first table saw and knew nothing about it
For me it is a good saw and I am pleased with it
It does have 3 drawbacks ,
1- there is no miter slot left of the blade
2- the timing belt to adjust the blade height is a poor design and I have replaced 3 times If you need a belt, don t buy it from Jet, I found another supplier that is much cheaper
3- the dust collection isn t very good

Thanks for the info. Where did you get the timing belt? I’m planning to go through the hole saw, top to bottom, this weekend and while I have it apart I might as well replace the belts.

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Laughran

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#4 posted 03-23-2016 05:35 PM

I wouldn’t replace the belt until the one you have wears out, it will start to slip and / or shread, then replace it.
There are few other threads about that saw on this site that tell about your saw.
I got my belts from polybelt.com
Item # B369-3M-10BNG Rubber timing belt 123 tooth
They have a $10 min order, so I ordered 4 and with shipping was just over$18
1 belt from other sites will cost you more than that and this way you will have spares

-- David

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Redrex

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#5 posted 03-23-2016 08:56 PM



I wouldn t replace the belt until the one you have wears out, it will start to slip and / or shread, then replace it.
There are few other threads about that saw on this site that tell about your saw.
I got my belts from polybelt.com
Item # B369-3M-10BNG Rubber timing belt 123 tooth
They have a $10 min order, so I ordered 4 and with shipping was just over$18
1 belt from other sites will cost you more than that and this way you will have spares

Great, thanks for the help. This is my first decent TS and I have to admit to a bit of an urge to overdue it when it comes to tuning things up.

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