Purchased the Jet 3hp Left tilt Cabinet Saw about 8 weeks ago and it has
been working great. Purchased the Jet 8" jointer on Friday. Got it back to
the shop and found that the motor takes quite sometime to get up to full
speed. Jet is going to send out a new capacitor to see if that works. Now
the real bad news, using cabinet saw today cutting 1 by 5s for faceframes
and motor starts to smoke. Before I could shut it down it quit. Called Jet
and left a voice mail. I had a electrician come in for about 2.5 hours and
check all lines and loads. He said that everything checked out perfect. I
was wondering if anyone has had something like this happen or any good
Amazing how many times that does happen.
Just recently, and suddenly, I experienced a complete loss of 220 voltage in
an almost finished, unoccupied house. The problem coincided neatly with a
security company/alarm system installation that afternoon. Tendency was to
blame/look for a problem caused by them, but it turned out to be that the
power company had installed a new transformer in the area earlier that day
and screwed up the installation.
I would have not known about the cause if I hadn't just happened to go by
very late that night to check on things and caught a CenterPoint crew up the
pole that feeds the dozen or so houses that were affected.
Funny thing in retrospect was the number of AC company repair trucks parked
in front of resident's houses earlier that afternoon.
Depends a lot on where the motor was made. I'm sure that JET contracts many
sources. They're certainly physically unimpressive compared to the ones
from days gone by, and they also make that sea voyage innocent of cosmoline,
so there's undoubtedly a bit of rust to degrade the insulation on the rotor
OTOH, you'll get the same motors on most tools unless you specify, so having
a manufacturer who will replace them is most important.
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