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The excitement of a new (to me) machine!

by SharkeysEnd
posted 11-08-2018 10:04 PM


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firefighterontheside

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#1 posted 11-08-2018 10:25 PM

Why do you think you’ll need a shelix? Gongrats on the get.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#2 posted 11-08-2018 11:29 PM

I can’t say I need one, but I want a shelix for the same reasons most people get them – less noise (I work in my garage and my next door neighbor’s house is kind of close), and I work with a lot of rough maple, oak, cherry and mahogany.

In the meantime I’m going to have to find a way to quiet this thing down.

-- "Many folk like to know beforehand what is to be set on the table; but those who have laboured to prepare the feast like to keep their secret; for wonder makes the words of praise louder." -Gandalf

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#3 posted 11-08-2018 11:33 PM

Is it loud when it’s running or when it’s running and cutting?

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#4 posted 11-08-2018 11:41 PM


Is it loud when it’s running or when it’s running and cutting?
- firefighterontheside

Running, which is why I thought the bearings might be bad. My Craftsman is nearly silent in comparison until it starts biting wood.

-- "Many folk like to know beforehand what is to be set on the table; but those who have laboured to prepare the feast like to keep their secret; for wonder makes the words of praise louder." -Gandalf

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#5 posted 11-08-2018 11:48 PM


View on YouTube

-- "Many folk like to know beforehand what is to be set on the table; but those who have laboured to prepare the feast like to keep their secret; for wonder makes the words of praise louder." -Gandalf

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#6 posted 11-08-2018 11:52 PM

Might be worth getting in there and taking the belt off and run it to see if the noise is from the motor or from the cutterhead.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#7 posted 11-09-2018 12:19 AM

Sage advice


View on YouTube

If not evident from the video, it’s pretty quiet, so that points to the cutter head I think.

-- "Many folk like to know beforehand what is to be set on the table; but those who have laboured to prepare the feast like to keep their secret; for wonder makes the words of praise louder." -Gandalf

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#8 posted 11-09-2018 01:00 AM

Another thought – if you have old crusty belts, especially if they a set and you can see the belt bouncing on top of pulleys, this will increase noise output by fair amount.
Pretty easy to check cutter head bearings; put on a thick leather glove to avoid getting cut, and spin the head listening for ANY noise (with belts off). Should be dead silent and smooth turning. If not, $20 in bearings and its fixed.
Cheers!

-- I'm an engineer not a woodworker, but I can randomly find useful tools and furniture inside a pile of lumber!

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#9 posted 11-09-2018 01:11 AM

I would say cutterhead bearings and or the belt as Captainklutz points out.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#10 posted 11-09-2018 01:18 AM

Before you buy the Shelix with a dial indicator check to see if the head is inline with the outfeed table. All this is a top dead center number that’s within a thou or two. On the fence side and operators side.
There is no adjusting the inserts.

-- Aj

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#11 posted 11-09-2018 01:50 AM

Oops

I already took off the cutterhead. Belt looks OK though.

When I spin it I can hear some noise coming out of the bearings on the pulley side. I guess I have to buy myself a bearing puller or whatever it’s called before I can order new bearings.

-- "Many folk like to know beforehand what is to be set on the table; but those who have laboured to prepare the feast like to keep their secret; for wonder makes the words of praise louder." -Gandalf

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#12 posted 11-09-2018 02:31 AM

For my tablesaw arbor bearings I just used an open end wrench around the top of the bearing and tapped down with a hammer to remove the bearings. A deep well socket to drive the new ones back on.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#13 posted 11-09-2018 03:53 AM

Man this site is awesome.

Tomorrow I will be heading to Bearing Depot & Supply to see if they have these in stock. Maybe I will have a working 8 inch jointer by this weekend. Thank you for all of your guidance, I really appreciate it

-- "Many folk like to know beforehand what is to be set on the table; but those who have laboured to prepare the feast like to keep their secret; for wonder makes the words of praise louder." -Gandalf

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#14 posted 11-09-2018 04:12 AM

Yep, this site is great. I’m mostly passing on knowledge and experience I’ve gained here. Just have to be careful when putting new bearings on to not damage the races. Good luck.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#15 posted 11-09-2018 06:17 AM



Sage advice

View on YouTube

If not evident from the video, it s pretty quiet, so that points to the cutter head I think.

- SharkeysEnd

Pretty good video for tricks.

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#16 posted 11-09-2018 10:22 PM

The seller told me he just had the knives sharpened and that he spent a lot of time aligning them. Well it looks like I’m going to spend some time flattening them myself, and then aligning them. Lol

With the new bearings I put in today, she purrs like a cat now. A big cat.

-- "Many folk like to know beforehand what is to be set on the table; but those who have laboured to prepare the feast like to keep their secret; for wonder makes the words of praise louder." -Gandalf

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#17 posted 11-09-2018 11:44 PM

Well, other than the knives that are more like saws, that’s great news.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#18 posted 11-09-2018 11:57 PM

Yes, thanks again.

Another reason for a shelix. :-/
I’m leaving it. The other two knives are OK, so I don’t think it will be a major issue

-- "Many folk like to know beforehand what is to be set on the table; but those who have laboured to prepare the feast like to keep their secret; for wonder makes the words of praise louder." -Gandalf

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#19 posted 11-10-2018 12:27 AM



Yes, thanks again.

Another reason for a shelix. :-/
I m leaving it. The other two knives are OK, so I don t think it will be a major issue

- SharkeysEnd

Shellix is not going to stop nicked blade issues when you hit a staple in board. :(
I have good luck with HSS T1 blades on my 8” jointer, and they relatively cheap from Holbren or oella saw
Best Luck.

-- I'm an engineer not a woodworker, but I can randomly find useful tools and furniture inside a pile of lumber!

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#20 posted 11-10-2018 02:01 PM



Shellix is not going to stop nicked blade issues when you hit a staple in board. :(

No, but it would only affect 1-4 out of 40 blades, and they each have three other sides.

-- "Many folk like to know beforehand what is to be set on the table; but those who have laboured to prepare the feast like to keep their secret; for wonder makes the words of praise louder." -Gandalf

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#21 posted 11-11-2018 04:55 PM

Shelix heads can be shimmed pretty easy.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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