Jet 14 inch deluxe bandsaw

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Blog entry by Dullchisel posted 11-14-2015 06:36 PM 1095 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have a new jet 14 inch bandsaw that has the riser built in and I’m not really happy with the saw especially the guides. The bearing guides are extremely noisy and am looking for a possible solution. I have been using some spray lube but it don’t work that well. Any thoughts?

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#1 posted 11-14-2015 06:46 PM

Those are sealed bearings you can spray all you want and it won’t do any good. Pictures would help.

Have you set up and tuned the saw? Do you have bearings on both sides of the blade or just a thrust bearing behind the blade with guide blocks?

If you pull the bearings away from the blade do you still have the noise? Are the bearings noisy when turning them by hand?
If it truly is noisy bearings they will need to be replaced,

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#2 posted 11-14-2015 08:55 PM

I don’t have the same BS, but would remove the table, rotate wheel watching to see if blade is contacting upper & lower blade guide bearings and or thrust bearing. None of the bearings should move while performing this procedure.

If blade is not riding true and contacting bearings, or bearings not adjusted properly need to adjust the blade or bearings. If wheels & blade running true simply adjust blade guide bearing or thrust bearings. Blade bearings barely touch the blade or thrust bearing when not cutting wood and saw set up correctly.

When cutting wood will see thrust bearing spin, and might see one side or the other contact the blade bearing and spin. If everything set correctly should not hear bearing scream.

-- Bill

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#3 posted 11-15-2015 01:28 AM

I have struggled with this saw for a year. Not sure I am to happy with the purchase. I have made several adjustments watched videos on how to set it up and just not sure if I made the right choice. When I set the saw up ittracks correct, tension is right as well as the bearings don’t move like it was supposed to do. When I start sawing the bearings start screaming and need ear protection. I have already replaced the tires and just don’t feel like I should have to replace the bearing on a saw that is a year old with light use

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#4 posted 11-15-2015 01:26 PM

Sounds strange. I suggest you record the noise and then get in touch with your retailer to help solve the problem.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 11-15-2015 02:06 PM

Sounds like you have done everything right!

Bearing not covered under warranty by any vendor.

If were me would just bite the bullet and buy new bearings.

No, would not be happy about it!

-- Bill

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