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Bandsaw Update #2 (pics fixed!)

I finally recieved most of the needed parts for restoring the ancient Jet Bandsaw I picked up. I found a fantastic guy on eBay who was a wealth of knowledge and provides amazing service to his customers. His eBay ID is machacc and I would highly recommend him if you are looking for Machinery Parts, Tool Accessories, Router Bits, or Incra products. I don't know much about him other than he was very helpful when I inquired about different parts, he sells at a competitive price, and ships items out quickly. I am very particular in who I refer to and Ron is one of the few people on eBay I have found that meets my standards of service.

I got all the parts I purchased installed and am very close to having the Bandsaw up and running. It's going to be a real beauty once I get it all up and running. All that Cast Iron powered by a Bad Ass 1 3/4 HP motor is going to make slice through wood a breeze. My next step is to build a table for the machine. The cast iron table is broken and was far too small to begin with. I am planning on building Wood Magazine ""Ultimate Bandsaw Table"":http://www.woodstore.net/batasy.html geez man it's always the "Ultimate" isn't it.

Once the table is built I will just need a couple more screws and a blade and it will work.

Sounds ok to me, but, ya knowwwww if I am going to be messing around getting this puppy up and running what is the point in doing it without adding on a big old Riser/Height extension???! I mean come on I have all this beautiful 8/4 quilted Maple that is 10-12 inches wide. Sure would be nice to be able to re-saw that stuff. The motor has the ooomph to do it.

Ok talked myself into it ;)

I have been looking at the risers and the "recommended" height attachment is the Delta 28-984 which Delta is extremely proud of pricing it @ $134.99!! All though Jet has a 6" Height attachment Jet 708717 JRB-14 for $89.99 or so which is a little bit better. But the best price I have found is the Grizzly H3051. From what I can tell the Delta isn't going to be a perfect match but is going to be the closest? I think? That is the downside of buying a 30 year old made in Taiwan Bandsaw, the information out there on it is sketchy at best. I have read about some people using the Grizzly Riser Block on their old Jet & Delta Bandsaws but they are all old posts without pictures or exact descriptions. If you have upgraded a similar older Bandsaw with a riser please let me know what you used and how it's worked out. I am doing pretty well on this Bandsaw, so far I only have $175 into it, but spending another $135 on the riser block is going to almost double what I have into the best already. I would love to be able to find a lower cost alternative.

Here are some pics of the machine and the new parts I added:

Automotive lighting Bumper Automotive exterior Gas Fender


Gas Engineering Machine Auto part Metal


Motor vehicle Automotive exterior Gas Auto part Nut


Here are a couple shots of my new Clamp Cart. Only half way finished but enough to hold my clamps on it. Used scrap wood so it's not too pretty.

Wood Hardwood Art Machine Tool


Lastly, a picture of my favorite tool in the shop, my Jet DC-1200! It does a great job remove the mess from any job. The only thing I would change is the 30 micron filter bag. I am going to upgrade to the filter top eventually.
Gas Waste container Machine Flooring Composite material
 

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Bandsaw Update #2 (pics fixed!)

I finally recieved most of the needed parts for restoring the ancient Jet Bandsaw I picked up. I found a fantastic guy on eBay who was a wealth of knowledge and provides amazing service to his customers. His eBay ID is machacc and I would highly recommend him if you are looking for Machinery Parts, Tool Accessories, Router Bits, or Incra products. I don't know much about him other than he was very helpful when I inquired about different parts, he sells at a competitive price, and ships items out quickly. I am very particular in who I refer to and Ron is one of the few people on eBay I have found that meets my standards of service.

I got all the parts I purchased installed and am very close to having the Bandsaw up and running. It's going to be a real beauty once I get it all up and running. All that Cast Iron powered by a Bad Ass 1 3/4 HP motor is going to make slice through wood a breeze. My next step is to build a table for the machine. The cast iron table is broken and was far too small to begin with. I am planning on building Wood Magazine ""Ultimate Bandsaw Table"":http://www.woodstore.net/batasy.html geez man it's always the "Ultimate" isn't it.

Once the table is built I will just need a couple more screws and a blade and it will work.

Sounds ok to me, but, ya knowwwww if I am going to be messing around getting this puppy up and running what is the point in doing it without adding on a big old Riser/Height extension???! I mean come on I have all this beautiful 8/4 quilted Maple that is 10-12 inches wide. Sure would be nice to be able to re-saw that stuff. The motor has the ooomph to do it.

Ok talked myself into it ;)

I have been looking at the risers and the "recommended" height attachment is the Delta 28-984 which Delta is extremely proud of pricing it @ $134.99!! All though Jet has a 6" Height attachment Jet 708717 JRB-14 for $89.99 or so which is a little bit better. But the best price I have found is the Grizzly H3051. From what I can tell the Delta isn't going to be a perfect match but is going to be the closest? I think? That is the downside of buying a 30 year old made in Taiwan Bandsaw, the information out there on it is sketchy at best. I have read about some people using the Grizzly Riser Block on their old Jet & Delta Bandsaws but they are all old posts without pictures or exact descriptions. If you have upgraded a similar older Bandsaw with a riser please let me know what you used and how it's worked out. I am doing pretty well on this Bandsaw, so far I only have $175 into it, but spending another $135 on the riser block is going to almost double what I have into the best already. I would love to be able to find a lower cost alternative.

Here are some pics of the machine and the new parts I added:







Here are a couple shots of my new Clamp Cart. Only half way finished but enough to hold my clamps on it. Used scrap wood so it's not too pretty.



Lastly, a picture of my favorite tool in the shop, my Jet DC-1200! It does a great job remove the mess from any job. The only thing I would change is the 30 micron filter bag. I am going to upgrade to the filter top eventually.
Sounds like you have done a whole bunch of work on this saw. Congrats on getting it about done. However the link to the photos that you posted doesn't work.
 

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Bandsaw Update #2 (pics fixed!)

I finally recieved most of the needed parts for restoring the ancient Jet Bandsaw I picked up. I found a fantastic guy on eBay who was a wealth of knowledge and provides amazing service to his customers. His eBay ID is machacc and I would highly recommend him if you are looking for Machinery Parts, Tool Accessories, Router Bits, or Incra products. I don't know much about him other than he was very helpful when I inquired about different parts, he sells at a competitive price, and ships items out quickly. I am very particular in who I refer to and Ron is one of the few people on eBay I have found that meets my standards of service.

I got all the parts I purchased installed and am very close to having the Bandsaw up and running. It's going to be a real beauty once I get it all up and running. All that Cast Iron powered by a Bad Ass 1 3/4 HP motor is going to make slice through wood a breeze. My next step is to build a table for the machine. The cast iron table is broken and was far too small to begin with. I am planning on building Wood Magazine ""Ultimate Bandsaw Table"":http://www.woodstore.net/batasy.html geez man it's always the "Ultimate" isn't it.

Once the table is built I will just need a couple more screws and a blade and it will work.

Sounds ok to me, but, ya knowwwww if I am going to be messing around getting this puppy up and running what is the point in doing it without adding on a big old Riser/Height extension???! I mean come on I have all this beautiful 8/4 quilted Maple that is 10-12 inches wide. Sure would be nice to be able to re-saw that stuff. The motor has the ooomph to do it.

Ok talked myself into it ;)

I have been looking at the risers and the "recommended" height attachment is the Delta 28-984 which Delta is extremely proud of pricing it @ $134.99!! All though Jet has a 6" Height attachment Jet 708717 JRB-14 for $89.99 or so which is a little bit better. But the best price I have found is the Grizzly H3051. From what I can tell the Delta isn't going to be a perfect match but is going to be the closest? I think? That is the downside of buying a 30 year old made in Taiwan Bandsaw, the information out there on it is sketchy at best. I have read about some people using the Grizzly Riser Block on their old Jet & Delta Bandsaws but they are all old posts without pictures or exact descriptions. If you have upgraded a similar older Bandsaw with a riser please let me know what you used and how it's worked out. I am doing pretty well on this Bandsaw, so far I only have $175 into it, but spending another $135 on the riser block is going to almost double what I have into the best already. I would love to be able to find a lower cost alternative.

Here are some pics of the machine and the new parts I added:

Automotive lighting Bumper Automotive exterior Gas Fender


Gas Engineering Machine Auto part Metal


Motor vehicle Automotive exterior Gas Auto part Nut


Here are a couple shots of my new Clamp Cart. Only half way finished but enough to hold my clamps on it. Used scrap wood so it's not too pretty.

Wood Hardwood Art Machine Tool


Lastly, a picture of my favorite tool in the shop, my Jet DC-1200! It does a great job remove the mess from any job. The only thing I would change is the 30 micron filter bag. I am going to upgrade to the filter top eventually.
Gas Waste container Machine Flooring Composite material
You can skip photo bucket and load directly from your computer now that Martin has fixed it.
 

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Any Suggestions Installing Bandsaw Riser Block

I attempted to add a riser block to my Jet Bandsaw last weekend. But got stuck taking the dang thing apart. I was able to get it all taken apart except for, well, taking it apart. I got the bold and everything taken apart I just can't get the pins out and take the top off. I was able to pound one pin down flat against the steel but the other one ain't budging. It would probably be more helpful if I had taken a bandsaw apart before but I haven't. So really I have no idea what I am doing. If you have any helpful suggestions please let me know.
 

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Any Suggestions Installing Bandsaw Riser Block

I attempted to add a riser block to my Jet Bandsaw last weekend. But got stuck taking the dang thing apart. I was able to get it all taken apart except for, well, taking it apart. I got the bold and everything taken apart I just can't get the pins out and take the top off. I was able to pound one pin down flat against the steel but the other one ain't budging. It would probably be more helpful if I had taken a bandsaw apart before but I haven't. So really I have no idea what I am doing. If you have any helpful suggestions please let me know.
I have a Grizzly 14" BS and installed the riser block. My understanding is that the Grizzly, Delta and Jet 14" models are all similar in their frame construction. Once the blade, blade guard, and switch have been removed and you loosen the main bolt, you should be able to lift off the upper wheel assembly without "pounding down" the pins.

You should probably have someone helping you to hold up the upper wheel assembly when you loosen the main bolt, just in case. If the alignment pins are especially tight, you may have to wiggle the upper wheel assembly a little to loosen it from the alignment pins but, I don't think there should be any need to pound on the alignment pins.

Again, I don't have direct Jet experience so someone may correct me.

Good luck!
 

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Any Suggestions Installing Bandsaw Riser Block

I attempted to add a riser block to my Jet Bandsaw last weekend. But got stuck taking the dang thing apart. I was able to get it all taken apart except for, well, taking it apart. I got the bold and everything taken apart I just can't get the pins out and take the top off. I was able to pound one pin down flat against the steel but the other one ain't budging. It would probably be more helpful if I had taken a bandsaw apart before but I haven't. So really I have no idea what I am doing. If you have any helpful suggestions please let me know.
I have a 14"-Delta that I added the 6"-riser block to several months ago now. I didn't have to pound on anything. Yes, I had to do a fair amount of wiggling, etc., but it came off fairly easily once I got the large bolt and corresponding nut out.

The top of the assembly didn't really want to tip, as the alignment pins were holding it in-place until I lifted the upper assembly off. The upper assembly wasn't as heavy as I thought it was going to be either.

For what it's worth, the alignment pins are part of the assembly and don't come out or off, at least on my Delta.

Keep us posted. You may have to heat things up a bit to get it loose, or maybe first try using a dead blow to loosen things up around the alignment pin area. There could just be some crud down in there that's acting as a binder that needs to be broken free?
 
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