1999 Jet Model JSG-1 1"x42" Belt Sander (Disk too)

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Forum topic by Cathie Zimmerman posted 02-03-2017 04:13 AM 3894 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Cathie Zimmerman

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02-03-2017 04:13 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question sander

Tool people who are WAY more knowledgeable on these things than I am:

I picked up this sander for somewhere around $180 from an Offer Up add (like Craigslist) so I don’t have to go to work to bevel straight razors to start the honing process (I use Japanese Waterstones and hone by hand to shaving awesomeness! lol). I also was excited to get it to be able to use it for other metal/wood projects.

Does anyone else have one of these? Does anyone know where to get a manual? I’ve searched all over the web, to include the Jet website and nothing. I have another belt sander that is quite a bit wider and it is an easy belt change. When I changed the belt on this one, I had to put it down mid-change out… now, I cant remember how it goes. I’m sure its simple; maybe I just need some sleep! Any direction is helpful.

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#1 posted 02-03-2017 05:59 AM

I figured I could find what you are seeking, cuz I always think I can find almost anything – and dang! I am stumped as well.

I did get some related hits by calling it a “JSG-1 Grinder” instead of a sander. I think these are often used for what would be called a grinding application, even though they employ sandpaper style abrasives.

I have the cheap HF version of that machine, with 1” x 30” belt and no disc, and I really like having it sit on one of my counters for random touch ups on edges and tips and so on.

Good luck with it, I think you have a nice piece there.


-- Jim, Houston, TX

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#2 posted 02-03-2017 06:12 AM

Looks an awful lot like this one here. Maybe this could help.

-- "You know, I'm such a great driver, it's incomprehensible that they took my license away." --Vince Ricardo

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#3 posted 02-03-2017 06:28 AM

Or, check this out! Grizzly G1013.

-- "You know, I'm such a great driver, it's incomprehensible that they took my license away." --Vince Ricardo

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#4 posted 05-27-2018 04:55 AM

The Jet Benchtop Disc and Belt Sander cannot be used for wet sanding. Check out the top 10 best belt sander in 2018.


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#5 posted 05-27-2018 09:31 AM


The belt replacement should be fairly straightforward.
Check the direction arrow inside the belt it shows the rotation direction.
Take the bottom cover off and fit it over the drive drums and any idler wheels.
There should be spring loaded tensioner somewhere make sure it is released and fit the belt release it and the belt should be tight, if not installation is incorrect so try again.

If all is OK now locate the tracking screw it should be a cam or maybe a knob then rotate the belt by hand and see if it makes any scraping noises looks like it is going to run off at power on.
If so adjust the tracking mech slightly and turn by hand again if all is OK power it up and be prepared to do any tracking adjustments quckly, once its running and staying on stationand there are no odd noises and all sounds OK you done!

I will also go look for a manual but I would think the Grizzly link Ripper70 pointed you to will be a generic guide in principle.

There is a PDF manual at:-

Belt and Disc Sander…manuals/Jet%20Sanders/M-577003%20J-4002%20Belt-...

Also if your still not purring,
There is a couple of youtube videos on 2” models and I see Matthias Wandel built his own, ... what a surprise eh! no doubt he may have some detailed info there worth checking out.

-- Regards Rob

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