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Forum topic by artsnarf posted 02-08-2009 06:30 PM 842 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-08-2009 06:30 PM

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Does anyone know of a place to get a good replacement for the cheap pot metal trunions on a jet 14 bandsaw?

-- The Earth is slow,Yet the oxen are patient

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#1 posted 02-09-2009 07:48 AM

Pot metal is about worthless, I’d make shift something out of any other kind of metal and silicone it on.
Put on the mickey mouse ears and see what you come up with…....give the silicone at least 24 hrs to dry.
I you still have the broken pieces, you can silicone them back on….... it’s actually good stuff…..........yoda

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#2 posted 02-09-2009 03:11 PM

If it’s like my saw (not a jet but with cast trunions that broke) I bolted steel plates to the bottom of the table and with spacers, hard bolted the table back to the saw without the trunions. It’s not adjustable but it works.

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#3 posted 02-09-2009 03:14 PM

Thanks Guys, I will persevere until that dang thing swings or I become unhinged! I wonder if the jet people actuallly use their stuff? I hope the person that made the decision to use the cheapest material on the second most critical part has a handle break off their coffee cups for a year! Nice stuff Skeez and thanks Yoda

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