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Forum topic by scottb posted 08-25-2010 06:19 PM 1654 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-25-2010 06:19 PM

I’ve had my Jet mini for years and it’s been great, but now I’m running into a problem – new house, new shop… hopefully not something I caused in the move – but there are fluctuations with the power, causing it to go on and off. everything seems ok, I have to fiddle with the switch to turn it on, and cross my fingers that it will stay running. I’ve switched outlets to no avail. Currently using the same as my Table Saw which (apart from it’s own problems) wont spontaneously shut down – which leads me to conclude it’s not the house wiring.

Short of packing it up and sending it off for repair – which I”m hoping to avoid… WHile I search in vain for other help sites, or (gasp) the manual. – anyone else have this experience and a quick resolution?

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/


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#1 posted 08-25-2010 06:34 PM

Have you contacted Jet costumer service?

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#2 posted 08-25-2010 06:39 PM

Check out this site for troubleshooting.
You may find an answer.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#3 posted 08-25-2010 06:50 PM

Called customer service. Barely had time to browse the web for alternative help while I was waiting.

I’ve got a new power switch coming in the mail.

I was expecting to wait for HOURS, or send it off for weeks. Now I’ve gotta…. hmmm… find something else to make.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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Mark A. DeCou

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#4 posted 08-25-2010 06:53 PM

That guy Roy Underhill on the Woodwright’s Shop has just the solution for you…...of course you have to stomp your foot on the spring pole pedal the whole time you are using it. And, you have to have at least two band-aids somewhere on your hands when you use it.

I’ve had my Oliver Lathe broken for a couple of years due to something in the variable frequency DC motor quitting. I haven’t been able to afford to fix it, and it makes me wish I had just the simple pulley motor system. I do miss having a lathe to use. I can go to the neighbor (10 miles away) if I’m in a bind for needing a lathe.

My only thought on it is that it sounds like short in a wire? We have pack-rats in this area, so all of us are used to dealing with something not working one day due to a pack-rat chewing a wire. If you don’t have pack-rats, then I guess you could see if you could trade the plug to another outlet and see if that fixes it. If not, then you know it’s not in the wall wiring. Then, I’d start with the plug and check every connection all the way to the motor. If that doesn’t fix it, then you are out of my league.

So, I guess I’m probably of no help at all, only to say that I hope you like your new place and hope you get it fixed in time for Christmas present projects.

Mark

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan - www.decoustudio.com

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#5 posted 08-25-2010 06:53 PM

While I was typing and proofreading, I see you have the problem fixed. Good show!

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan - www.decoustudio.com

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#6 posted 08-25-2010 07:11 PM

You could have dust in your switch. You might try an air hose and blow it out.
My father had problem with dust in his Dewalt RAS blew out the dust and it works fine.

Good luck

-- Swede -- time to make some sawdust

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#7 posted 08-25-2010 09:12 PM

I’m glad you solved it.

I was going to suggest customer service, but if you’re anything like me, I like to try things myself first. <(:O}#

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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