It’s only a few weeks ago I was writing on social media sites telling of my excitement after ordering a shiny new Jet 3520b. After a stock shortage delay it arrived just a week ago. It took me two days to get it into the workshop and commissioned for first use.
Sadly, I only enjoyed two days of turning with it before I started to detect a knocking noise… I had read about an issue with 3520b’s and the speed detector… but no, this wasn’t the problem. It looks like it’s one of the spindle bearings 🙁
Axminster, the UK supplier, are sending out a replacement head unit, but it will be a few weeks I suspect before I’m up and running again. It’s a good job I still have my Nova DVR XP (for sale!!) as this failure coincides with a bulk order for one of the pieces I turn.
I’m very frustrated at the moment.