Advice on replacing Jet JWBS-14CS bandsaw items

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Forum topic by kanihoncho posted 04-27-2011 04:03 AM 4711 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-27-2011 04:03 AM

Topic tags/keywords: jet jwbs-14cs bandsaw upper wheel shaft hinge tensioner heavy duty spring carter iturra

Has anyone replaced their upper wheel shaft hinge with a product from another company? Jet only sells the whole assembly for over $100. I just need the hinge part that moves the upper wheel to center the blade. It is bent like crazy. I can get the entire assembly from Grizzly for 12 bucks. I’m also seeing that RIDGID and Delta parts might work as well.

I am also looking into the tensioner as it has stripped. I am looking at:

1. Carter accuright ratchet rod
2. Iturra step 2 tension adjuster

as well as a new heavy duty spring

Any help and useful experience tips are appreciated. Many thanks.

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Steven H

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#1 posted 04-27-2011 04:32 AM

If your bandsaw still in warranty, they will send it to you for free.

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Mickey Cassiba

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#2 posted 04-27-2011 04:54 AM

In the world of mickey-rigging a BS degree in ‘oughta-fit’ is necessary. No way to know, without holding up both parts together and looking. I do know that the elevating rack gear from a delta drill press will fit a ridgid. Never tried any bandsaw parts though.

-- One of these hammers oughta fix that...

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#3 posted 04-27-2011 05:13 AM

Check out the Shop Fox 14”. As far as I can tell ,except for the ball bearing guides, they are almost identical.

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#4 posted 05-05-2011 03:34 PM

I took a chance and ordered the hinge from Grizzly for $12. Perfect fit and same exact part number stamped on the part as the Jet parts diagram indicated.

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#5 posted 05-05-2011 04:06 PM

Louis Iturra makes nice after market parts for the 14” bandsaws. I think this is current info
Iturra Design

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