Table Saw Maintenance #1: Table Saw Maintenance

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Blog entry by Derec posted 04-30-2013 02:42 PM 1909 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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So this is how I spent yesterday afternoon. This is my first, and only, table saw that I bought off Craigslist for $60. Some of the teeth had broken off the hand wheel and the gear plate. I called the company and ordered the parts; $4 in parts, $12 in shipping and handling.

So thinking this would only take a few minutes I started taking the front panel apart, only to find it is a plastic label sticker, and the hand wheel is held on by a cotter pin that is impossible to get to. So in frustration out came the sawzall and dremel.

So I finally get everything off, and put the new parts on. Instead of putting the cotter pin back on I used a key ring. That way when I have to replace the parts again I can easily take is off.

I am going to try and find someone who can fabricate this piece for me out of metal, or try and figure it out myself; seeing as the first turn of the handle, a tooth broke off.

Another thought I had was gutting the saw for parts, and building a cabinet around it.

-- Derec

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#1 posted 04-30-2013 03:05 PM

Might be fun to build one. John Heisz used a homemade saw for a long time. He’s got several videos on it.

-- Rick M,

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