DeWalt Radial Arm Saw #2: The clean-up continues

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Blog entry by CutNRun posted 06-08-2009 05:34 PM 5187 reads 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: The clean up begins. Part 2 of DeWalt Radial Arm Saw series Part 3: Making Sawdust »

I’ve been splitting time between making a storage cabinet to mount the saw on and cleaning up the saw. This weekend I made a bit of progress in between yard work and my youngest daughter’s belated birthday party. Previously, I had pulled the motor apart and cleaned it up prior to replacing the power cords.

The mounting rails were removed and cleaned. The photo shows one done and one to go.

I also removed the arm and motor from the base and cleaned and repainted the base. Between my random orbit sander and a drill with some different wire wheels, I was able to pretty much get down to bare metal.

I then primed and painted the saw base with a hammered appearance spray paint. I think the results look pretty good.

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

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#1 posted 06-08-2009 11:17 PM

this is going to be quite nice when you are done. I prefer to buy tools that work out of the box because I’m not very good at fixing up machinery, but I can certainly appreciate the efforst you are putting in.
Nice work and looking forward to more.

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#2 posted 06-09-2009 02:27 AM

Nice work with the base. I have found that the hammered paint works great. The motor looks almost new and there wasn’t too much saw dust present. I want to restore my 925, but I am too hesitant to tare it apart. It is working too good. When it starts giving me troubles things will change. Thanks for the update.

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

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