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  1. Does anyone own this bandsaw? If so, does anyone know how to remove the bottom wheel? I’m trying to put new tires on the wheels, but I can’t figure out how to get the lower wheel off. I’ve looked everywhere online, but nowhere have I found someone who discusses removing the bottom wheel nor instructions from Jet about how to remove the bottom wheel. I’ve found tons of info about many other Jet models, but from my experience since buying it, it’s made completely different from all their other bandsaws. Hell, it took me 2 months and 5 different orders before finding an insert that fit the table. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

  2. I recently bought this saw, and it was delivered on Friday. I’ve spent the weekend putting it together as this is my first bandsaw and I’ve put the whole thing together by myself, which was quite a task. Last night, I put the blade on, set the tension, tracking, etc, but in the manual it says to put the dust block back in behind the dust chute in the lower compartment. I don’t know if I’ve setup something completely wrong but how can the dust block be put back in as the blade comes right down through where the dust block was to meet the lower wheel? Can someone please tell me if this dust block is supposed to fit without contacting the blade? I’d greatly appreciate it.

  3. I’m making a waterfall river table with a walnut slab I found with some really unusual grain, what I like to call crotch rot. The slab was cut from the trunk of a tree, where a limb was growing from, and the slab was an unusual shape with holes throughout the piece. So, I ended up cutting it in half, flip the live edges towards one another, and I had to flip one side 180 degrees in order for it to be the size I wanted. I’ve already filled the voids with epoxy, along with the center “river” portion. I’ve also sanded the epoxy down to 2000 grit and taped over it so I can focus on the wood finish. I’ve gone over it with 220 grit sandpaper in some areas and a cabinet scraper in most since the grain is unusual. 

    Just for testing purposes, I had another piece of walnut that I applied different finishes to. I applied some with grain filler in some spots, BLO, shellac, etc, but since this table with be in my living room where people can set drinks, etc, I don’t think shellac will be durable enough, especially since some of these drinks will be alcohol. Does anyone have any suggestions how I should finish this walnut and seal the grain so it’ll be durable enough for everyday use?02441ACB-2A9E-4C78-AE8B-7A4E78B1CBB6.thumb.jpeg.e962767caa17d15e8d9b2823b7006422.jpeg02441ACB-2A9E-4C78-AE8B-7A4E78B1CBB6.thumb.jpeg.e962767caa17d15e8d9b2823b7006422.jpeg




  4. 11 minutes ago, wtnhighlander said:

    I'm no fluid dynamics expert, but in my limited experience, the smallest restriction in the system sets the performance level. If you open back up to 6" after the SDD, heavier particles will tend to settle out in that pipe, as the air velocity probably won't be high enough to keep them suspended.

    Do you think it would be best to use the Super Dust Deputy, which will require reducing a 6” pipe to a 4” pipe, or eliminate the Super Dust Deputy and run 6” all the way? 


  5. After years of using a ShopVac with a Dust Deputy, I finally decided to upgrade my dust collection system to something more designed for dust collection. My new Jet DC-1200VX arrived on Friday, so while I’m waiting for the electrician to install my 220 outlet, I want to get my piping in place. I was planning to hookup my Super Dust Deputy between the dust collector and my tools since I have a nice big container that it sits on, and it does a great job of collecting all the material before getting to the dust collector, keeping the filter clean of debris, but I have a question about doing this. My Super Dust Deputy has a 4” inlet and outlet and my Jet DC-1200VX can use either a 6” outlet or 2-4” outlets, I was planning to use the 6”. If I use a 6” to 4” adapter to connect the Jet to the Super Dust Deputy, should I also use 4” PVC for my runs or will I get better flow using 6” PVC? Now I’m wishing I would have bought the Super Dust Deputy with the larger intake, but that probably wouldn’t have worked very well while I’ve been using my ShopVac. The reason I’ve been considering running 4” PVC is because the Super Dust Deputy has a 4” inlet and outlet, and it seems to me that running 6” PVC after being reduced to 4” would be a waste. Am I correct? Another thought would be to not use the Super Dust Deputy and run 6” PVC directly from the Jet, but the Super Dust Deputy has worked so well I would hate to not use it, especially since I already have it. Does anyone have any suggestions on setting this up for optimal performance? Thanks!