DeWalt Radial Arm Saw #1: The clean up begins.

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Blog entry by CutNRun posted 06-02-2009 12:21 AM 2556 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have made a little progress on the saw. I initially thought I would need to replace the carriage bearings and perhaps the motor bearings. At this point, I don’t believe either will be needed. The following photo shows the carriage bearings prior to clean-up.

These bearings are not supposed to be greased. After cleaning both the bearings and the inside of the ways, the carriage movement is nice and smooth.

I pulled the motor apart and 50+ years of sawdust fell out. Cleaned up the bearings and put it all back together while replacing the electrical cord. Amazingly, it all still works. More photos to follow.

-- CutNRun - So much wood, so many trails, so little time

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#1 posted 06-02-2009 01:02 AM

Amazingly, it all still works. You sound surprised, after all it is an old DeWalt.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#2 posted 06-02-2009 01:04 AM

I agree, It is a dewalt and they last forever. I wish I had an old one like that.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#3 posted 06-02-2009 01:12 AM

Less a comment about the motor than my wiring and electrical proficiency. I knew the motor ran before I started working on it.

-- CutNRun - So much wood, so many trails, so little time

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#4 posted 06-02-2009 01:37 AM

Nice find.

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