|Forum topic by mnik||posted 12-22-2012 03:49 AM||3609 views||0 times favorited||25 replies|
12-22-2012 03:49 AM
I been getting back into woodworking more and more, especially since we bought an old house with a finished basement.
Much to my good fortune, my wife hates basements -no matter how nice, and since our laundry’s on the first floor the 500+ sq/ft of finished basement space is now my shop. No more freezing my tail off the garage in January. A real dream come true.
When I started my first major project in the new shop: John White’s ingenious New Fangled Workbench- I began to get more and more irritated with the amount of dust being expelled by my trusty Delta Contractor’s saw. When I was in the garage at the old place it was easier to clean up: just open the bay doors sweep it out. But now that I’m in an enclosed space that’s obviously no longer an option. I have dust collection (a Delta 50-760 with a Wynn cartridge filter) but sealing that base even more of a pain since I’m using the Incra TS-LS fence. So dust collection is pretty much non-existent with my Delta 34-444 contractor’s saw.
Okay, that and the fact I’ve always wanted a real cabinet saw.
So, long story longer, I bought a used Jet JTAS-10XL-1 off Craigslist for $600 this week.
The ad said that bearings were going south but I had pretty much decided I was gonna buy it while I was on my to look at it. Even if the motor was entirely fried it’d still work out for me in the long run as I have a functioning saw already and I could take my time and get a replacement.
When we fired it up it made a loud rough consistent sound. Now my mechanical experience is pretty much nearly nonexistent -but I would assume that bad bearings would give a high-pitched clanking or rattling sound. What I heard sounded more like high-speed friction. Like a pulley against steel in an unfriendly way. If that makes any sense at all.
It was in very good condition otherwise.
But like I said, my mind was made up so I paid him and we loaded her up in the my pickup in the freezing rain without any idea how I was gonna unload when I got home.
So here I am in at my in-laws with the saw still in the bed of my truck in the garage and figuring what’s next on this saw adventure.
I still need to have my electrician install a 220 line in the shop. In the meantime I’ve ordered 2 bearings from VXB. The serial numbers (6203ZZ) were the same and for $3 a pop thought I “why not?”
As it’ll likely be a couple weeks before the electrician makes it over to do the wiring I figured I’d begin by disassembling the saw and replacing any parts that are worn or prone to. This includes the aforementioned bearings. Also, I plan the blow the motor out throughly. I found a small motor repair shop 40 miles away that does work on Jet motors. I hope I don’t have issues re: dust on my hands. http://goo.gl/NJWBi
( So congratulations, you’ve finally made it to the actual questions part of my questions.)
What other parts should I replace while I’m at it? Arbor pulley?
Is it better to bring the arbor assembly to a machine shop to pull out the old ones and press in the new ones or should I buy a cheap bearing puller and press from Harbor Freight?
Any other advice?
Obviously I pretty psyched about this addition to the shop and if I were home right now instead of at the kids grandparents house 600 miles away I’d be in the basement with this thing in pieces instead of writing a long post. But that may be a the best thing after all -taking some time and soliciting what I’m sure will be good advice from you good and knowledgeable people.
Thanks in advance and happy holidays.
-- Yeah, I'm probably over-thinking it. But that's my other hobby.