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Table Saw Tune Up

by myxology
posted 02-15-2018 03:17 PM

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#1 posted 02-15-2018 03:22 PM

Table saws really aren’t complicated machines. Get the exploded parts diagram printed out, take some pictures, and get to work. Use those little Harbor Freight magnetic parts trays (or some other tray/box thing) to keep parts organized. Don’t be afraid to label parts according to what you see on the diagram as you remove them. That will greatly help reassembly. Take plenty of pictures as you go. They’ll help jog your memory when reassembly time comes.

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#2 posted 02-15-2018 03:53 PM

I can’t recommend a video, but will offer that the guts of your saw are similar or identical to many of the saws that were made in Mao Shan’s Taiwan plant during that era – Grizzly, General International, PM, Ohio Forge, AFF, etc, so anything that pertains to them, should also pertain to your Jet saw. It’d be good to post your specific model # to be sure.

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#3 posted 02-15-2018 05:40 PM

I don’t have any suggestions for videos or articles to read. I have an old Jet contractor’s saw (JWTS-10JF—the blue one). I would suggest replacing the belt with a link V-belt if you have not already done so (I did this). Another thing you might consider is replacing the factory pulleys with machined steel pulleys—that may help reduce vibration (I have not done this).

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