Saving A Jet JWP-15CS From Dump #13: Base, columns, lower table, upper table assembly

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Blog entry by Holbs posted 04-17-2015 03:33 AM 1904 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 12: all 5 bearings arrived today. Disassembly done. Now, assembly begins! Part 13 of Saving A Jet JWP-15CS From Dump series Part 14: Finally, eReplacement parts arrived »

Lithium Grease on EVERYTHING! How easily things go together when there is no rust and fresh grease being used. Where as during dis-assembly, I was almost near seeking some kind of hydraulic assistance to get upper and lower tables off those columns. Now, they glide/slide easily up and down, no binding, while being snug. Everything is finger tight, not torqued as of yet. Stopped after rough install of infeed / outfeed rollers. I actually had to look at Jet planer pictures to see which side is the infeed of the lower table. I am missing 1 part…dang, phoey, grrr. I was so meticulous on placing parts out as I dis-assembled. I am missing the woodruff key for the upper column gear, that works the underneath chain to lower/raise the table. It’s 1/4” high x 1/8” thick or so. I searched everywhere for that little sucker. Luckily, eReplacements has it in stock for $4.

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#1 posted 04-17-2015 02:08 PM

That thing looks new! You are getting close. Can’t wait to see it making some shavings. Carry on….

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#2 posted 04-17-2015 07:23 PM

That is looking so good. Wow!

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#3 posted 04-17-2015 08:13 PM

Any auto parts store will carry a selection of woodruff keys. Just bring in the gear with you.

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#4 posted 04-17-2015 11:48 PM

I was mistaken. I am in need of rectangular pieces, not circular or semi-circular. So, this key I am need of is called ‘keyway’. 2 auto parts stores I stopped at (NAPA and Pep Boys) has roller pins and woodruff keys, but not keyways.
Luckily, right next door is a Fastenal location. They had 1/8” x 12” and 1/4” x 12” keyway stock for 0.50 cent each. The 1/8” is too small…and the 1/4” too big. They had a 3/16” selection area, but were out of stock. grrr. I’ll probably just order one from eReplacements for $3 and be done with it. I have to order a new handle and oil gasket as well.

-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter "xylokopos/ξυλοκὀπος"

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#5 posted 04-18-2015 12:57 AM

Wholesale Tool usually has a good selection if you have one of those nearby. Fastenal NEVER has what I need! (but they can order it)

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#6 posted 12-18-2016 04:04 AM

FWIW, future projects, I use cheap sandwich baggies and label them with the part the keys/bolts came from, and how many I should find in there. Works amazingly when you get to reassembly stage.

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