|Blog series by Beginningwoodworker||updated 06-14-2011 10:49 PM||16 parts||43325 reads||190 comments total|
I got a change to pick up the DeWalt RAS I been talking about from a woodworker in Atlanta. Got a change to tour his shop! :) Its a diamond in the rough its runs great problemly needs new bearings, some cleaning, new power cord and maybe a new paint job.
I took the motor off today, the roller bearings looks nasty but the spends freely so need to change them, I will try to clean them with WD 40. I Ran the motor today it sounds good but it took a few seconds for the blade to stop. I am going to repaint everything with Rustoleum hammed paint in a copper finish. You can use that paint over scratched, rusted or pitted metals.
I done started repainting the radial arm saw, its looks much better than it did. :) I am using a Rustoleum Copper Hammer Finish. Working on clean the post!
I am about to go in the RAS motor, So I am wondering how do you take the motor cover off?
I broke down and put the RAS motor in shop, I am going to let them put the power cord on there and check the bearings.
I put a little work into cleaning the post today! I used 120 and 220 grit sandpaper on my ROS!
Got my motor back from the shop, it ran awhile but it stop coming back on. I had new bearings and new power cord put on there.
I got my motor back today, The motor shop slove the motor problem. The pictures tells the story! will post a video later.
Here is a video of my DeWalt MMB 23 running. It has new bearings and new power cord. http://s26.photobucket.com/albums/c141/beginnerwoodworker/?action=view¤t=100_2452.mp4
I am wondering would Home Depot 3/4’’ Birch or Oak Plywood be good for a radial arm saw cabinet?
I am wondering do my DeWalt RAS roller bearings need adjusting? Because my RAS wont’s to roll on it’s own to the front of the saw, I am not using it till I figure how to fix that.
I am trying to figure out how to go about building the RAS Table? I dont have Mr Sawdust book as I ran out of funds. So I am trying to wing it.
I started to work on a RAS Cabinet today! Its butt joints, glue and pocket hole screws. I need to add a face frame next. I got a half sheet left to make the top for the RAS. :)
How this cabinet looks? I need to get some brass screws to screw the top to the RAS rails.
I am going to start from stratch with a new table for my RAS. I am using 6/4 Poplar, the table is 36’‘x13’’. The guys told me at DeWalt fourm what machine screw size I need. I found two holes in rails for to install the machine screws. The size are 5/16” 18.
I finish installing my RAS top today, all I need to do now is tune her up!