Joined: February 24 2013 Location: United States Posts: 21
Posted: March 11 2017 at 8:25am | IP Logged
I'm in real need of help this time. I have a Jet-16 mill drill that needs all the spindle bearings replaced and have no idea how to do it. I am envious of those of you who have worked with firearms and machining for a long while, I didn't start until Dad fell and I wanted to have something to do with him that we both would enjoy. He loved it. Now, though, the mill has gotten to the point that I can't really make anything because of the wobble of the spindle. I am retired and can't afford new equipment or a repairman. Could anyone talk me through how to change the bearings? Embarrassing to be poor but I love working with metal, particularly on firearms and I'll suck it up and ask for help. Is there anyone willing to help?
Joined: November 20 2012 Posts: 133
Posted: March 11 2017 at 3:06pm | IP Logged
Is it clone of a smaller(that is 25 or 30) Rong Fu?
ps. I'm so "rich" myself, that I'm still building one from odds and ends(started around 2011...).
But one of these days...
__________________ “I believe when you become an engineer, and they teach you the disciplines, you learn that one and one make two, and that you have to do it this way because this is what the book says to do, I think it prevents you from becoming a true designer. If I sometimes knew what the engineering math was on some of my designs before going all the way through with them, I probably would’ve quit earlier.”
Eugene M. Stoner
Joined: December 24 2016 Posts: 1
Posted: March 11 2017 at 7:34pm | IP Logged
Here is the manual. There is Somme adjustment available.
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