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Jet JJ-6CSX #1: What do I have to work with?

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Blog entry by twoblacklabs posted 01-13-2011 12:31 AM 7199 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have just acquired an older Jet JJ-6CSX. Is it a Craigslist Gloat? Well that is yet to be determined. However I am quite certain that the description of “Almost New” in the ad wasn’t exactly accurate. But after several weeks of searching and a few days of haggling, I found myself driving 150 miles to trade a shotgun for a jointer. And after 150 miles, I wasn’t eager to return home empty handed. So I took the chance.

What I ended up with was indeed a JJ-6CSX. however it isn’t exactly new. In fact due it’s color scheme places it in the 80’s.

That putrid blue shade is just screaming “Help Me!”. Especially when compared to my other CL find.

And for Xmas, my wife was able to snag another CL find.

From a distance, it looks good. But upon closer inspection there is quite a bit of rust. Let’s start with the rear of the infeed table.

Rear of the Fence.

Rear of the Outfeed Table.

Outfeed Table.

-- If You Haven't Got the Time to Do It Right, When Will You Find the Time to Do It Over?



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#1 posted 01-13-2011 01:01 AM

Those are some nice finds.

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twoblacklabs

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#2 posted 01-13-2011 05:22 AM

Thanks. Hopefully I can put them to good use.

-- If You Haven't Got the Time to Do It Right, When Will You Find the Time to Do It Over?

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#3 posted 01-13-2011 05:40 AM

I hope that shotgun was a plain jane Mossberg 500…

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#4 posted 01-13-2011 05:52 AM

looks good though.

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#5 posted 01-13-2011 07:18 AM

No. Not a M500. It was an over/under 12 ga. (almost crying but not quite). The reason it kicked like a mule? Pretty sure it had to do with the laterally progressive crack I found in the pistol grip area. It was progressing along the grain line. Not sure it can be fixed without replacing.

Besides, I wasn’t using it. Have only spent 3 days in the field pheasant hunting in the last 3 seasons. North East Indiana isn’t well known for stellar bird hunts. Unless you like “Put n Take” hunts which I don’t care for. Something about paying the DNR to place pen raised birds the morning you pay to hunt on the public land doesn’t appeal to me. Why not just smack them in the head with a mallet and save yourself the walk.

-- If You Haven't Got the Time to Do It Right, When Will You Find the Time to Do It Over?

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William

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#6 posted 01-13-2011 02:03 PM

You have to be careful about that “almost new” saying in ads these days. To a lot of sellers, everything is almost new. It reminds me of the old “it was only driven by a little old lady”. What wasn’t told on that one was that granny was into drag racing.
Looks to me though that the jointer can be saved. I didn’t see any rust that would cause permanent damage. It sounds like the shotgun was of too awfully much value to you. Around my neck of the woods though, over and unders usually bring a pretty penny.

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#7 posted 01-13-2011 03:43 PM

Don’t get me wrong. I really liked the gun. But you can buy it new when it goes on sale for $325 or so and the crack was bugging me. Stoeger. Not talking Red Label.

The reality is that I have projects I want to build and can’t afford s4s. So in order to make them, I had to compromise. Can’t afford to just go buy a jointer and not look back. Life happens and sacrifices are made. Plus I have a bigger need to tinker than wait for a 2 week period once every 12 months just to kill birds.

-- If You Haven't Got the Time to Do It Right, When Will You Find the Time to Do It Over?

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#8 posted 01-13-2011 04:45 PM

I’m not sure what the concern is. A little clean-up to make sure that the parts move freely and some time to ensure everything is aligned properly and you are pretty much good to go. Yours is in much better shape than mine. You can see what I’ve been dong to mine over here if you are interested.

http://lumberjocks.com/HokieMojo/blog/18097

http://lumberjocks.com/HokieMojo/blog/18162

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#9 posted 01-14-2011 03:17 AM

Hokie. I had already seen your posts and was inspired to clean this one up. I want mine to look like yours. But in the JET white. However, the more I see the first pic I posted, the more the blue/green is growing on me.

-- If You Haven't Got the Time to Do It Right, When Will You Find the Time to Do It Over?

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#10 posted 01-14-2011 05:53 AM

i have to admit, i love white paint on the big machines. I was actually thinking about going with a burgundy on my jointer, but after really thinking about it, I couldn’t justify it. All the paint on the base cabinet is fine so no need to repaint.

Right now I’m stuck with getting the bearings off my cutterhead. I have no desire to spend a lot of money on bearing puller/bearing presses, but we’ll see. I’ve read some alternatives, but I’m not sold on those methods of working the bearings. We’ll see. Looking forward to watching your progress. Good luck!

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#11 posted 01-14-2011 05:24 PM

Simple bearing pullers don’t cost much and are something that’s good to have around. If you canget to all sides of the bearing, you can buy a set of three jaw pullers (three different sizes) at Harbour Freight for $19.99. The jaws are forged. The only cheap part on them is the bolts holding them together. I suggest replacing these with about $3 worth of quality bolts from the hardware store before you even use them. As for bearing presses, I done mechanic work for years and never had a need for them. If the part they are being pressed onto is small enough, you can use a bar clamp or C-clamp. Use wooden “donuts” for the spacers between the clamp and the bearing as it goes down over the shaft. If the parts are large, believe it or not, you can install bearings fine as long as you’re careful, using a mallet and a block of wood. The biggest mistake I’ve seen people making while installing bearings is not cleaning the shaft. The tiniest burr on the shaft, invisible to the naked eye, will stop a bearing dead in it’s tracks. With the minute wear on it, the old bearing may have come off, but that doesn’t mean the new one will go back on. It doesn’t take but a few seconds and some sandpaper to make sure a shaft is perfectly clean. If a bearing doesn’t slide onto a shaft smoothly, stop and find out why.

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