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Craftsman Table Saw Restortion

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Blog series by Chris Januski updated 09-27-2016 02:15 PM 3 parts 2126 reads 3 comments total

Part 1: Craftsman Table Saw Restoration Part 1

09-26-2016 01:05 PM by Chris Januski | 0 comments »

I started this project in May and have finally completed it. I was given an old Craftsman 12” direct drive saw from my father-in-law. The saw had been outside under a tarp for the last 3 years. The top was rusted and the gears were full of saw dust and gunk. The trunion was completely locked up. ! I disassembled the saw and started with cleaning the gears. It took a couple of hours, but afterwards it worked wonderfully. Next I began sanding the top. It was in ...

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Part 2: Table Saw Legs and Base

09-26-2016 02:24 PM by Chris Januski | 0 comments »

After working on the table top I moved on to the base. After sitting outside for a few years it had really began to rust pretty bad. I sanded it all down to bare metal, painted it, and reassembled with new hardware. (First time using photobucket for pictures, hope they come out ok)

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Part 3: New On/Off switch, Finish Assembly, Vega Fence

09-27-2016 02:15 PM by Chris Januski | 3 comments »

I should have been updating this more often instead of posting all of the pictures at once but I guess I’ll be better about it next time. Once the base and frame were assembled I opened the motor and found how jammed it was full of saw dust. After cleaning it out I changed out the switch for a paddle switch. After the switch was mounted I enclosed the bottom of the saw with plywood for dust collection. I installed the factory fence and realized how wobbly it was so I upgraded to a V...

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