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SharkeysEnd

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11-08-2018 10:04 PM

Hot off the rented trailer.

A 1988 Bridgewood CT-200. I just picked it up for $500. I figured it’s not the deal of the century, but I’ve been looking for an 8 inch jointer for months now, and this one popped up. My budget allows for a shelix, and I think I’m going to need it. The motor is incredibly loud, and my understanding is the bearings are often to blame for that.

I’m pretty excited.

-- "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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#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


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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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