Jet Mill/drill speeds
Hi, first post and already asking for help. I have a Jet model 16, with 12 speeds listed on the front panel. Problem is there are four belts and pulleys and no setup chart. I suspect it would be listed in the manual, but can't find a manual. Can anyone help? I could with enough time figure it out, but looking for the easy way.
go to jet tools.com and look for a manual. wmh tool group (do a gooogle on this) owns jet and manuals are very available if you have a model number.
Sorry, should have mentioned, that I have tried all the internet sources. I have a model 16 made in 1981 and they don't seem to go back that far.
Did you try contacting their customer help line at the top of this page?
Simple, all you need to do is measure the diameters of the pulleys approximate is fine, you dont need to be dead accurate and you need to know the speed of your motor.
Then use the formula: (driver ๗ driven) x input speed = output speed.
For example, if the top sheave diameter on the motor pulley is 3, and the top sheave diameter on the spindle pulley is 8, and your motor speed is 1500 rpm, then:
(3 ๗ 8) x 1500 = 562.5 rpm
Easy when you know how to do it.
Thanks, I will give that a try.
On the off chance that it's the same as other Rong Fu clones, here is the belt chart from my early-80's Enco mill drill, which is more or less a clone of a RF-30.
Note that the chart lists different speeds for 4 and 8 pole motors, as well as for different frequencies. [IMG][/IMG]
Here's the Jet 16 chart from my manual. It's a great little machine, I've had mine since 92.
I can't thank you enough, exactly what I needed. Just installed my mill and have not started using it yet. Looks like a capable machine for the limited space I had.
Thanks again Tom
Good luck with your new toy. Here's a thread about my adding a power feed. It's sweet. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net/sho...wer+feed+asong
I also recommend getting an ER32 collet chuck, and mounting a dro, or a cheap digital caliper, on the quill. You can get the chuck & collets on ebay for under $100. The only other pimping out I've done is a VFD variable speed drive.