This is my very first blog. I should have started this the day I brought this saw home. I’ll try to explain what’s going on. My little 10” contractor saw burned the motor up. The little saw was not worth replacing the motor. If I replaced the motor, I would still have an under-powered small saw. I started shopping on the internet to see what I could get, value for the money. While checking out TS’s I thought I’d check some local on line classified listings. The first one I came across was: “ 10” table saw. $25.00.” I called to see if it had been sold. The guy said he still had it. On a whim, I asked where I could see it. Ends up he lives about 5 or 6 blocks from me. When I got there and started looking it over: my mind was saying “Run Away.” The table had a lot of rust on it. The wings were covered several different colors of paint and rust. When I asked to hear it run; he said the switch was not working but he could plug it in. It ran real strong. He unplugged it and I looked it all over. This poor saw has been abused and probably never been properly tuned up. Every thing below the table (tilting arbor, Trunnion, etc.) looked good. Needless to say I bought the saw. Interesting side note: I thought I had a $20 and a $10 bill in my billfold, but all I had was a $20. I told him I needed to run back to my place to get five more dollars. He said “don’t bother, just get it out of my way.” So I did.
As you can see from the picture above, I have done a lot of work on this saw. I must have 10 to 15 hours just on the table top alone. I’m very pleased with the final result. I have cleaned, lubricated and adjusted everything that’s under the table. The blade stop for the 90o return from an angle was missing. I replaced the stop and have adjusted it for a perfect 90o return. I used my digital angle finder, dial indicator and true squares to check and adjust. To check repeatability of the accurateness I run it to angles and back to 90o probably 20 times.
Here are some more pictures of it’s condition today.
The fence and rail system needs a lot of work. I’ve read some of the blogs here on LJ about upgrading to the delta T20-30 fence system. I’m thinking that may be a good way to go. Also I may do a table out feed on the rear and right side wing for a router table. I will blog more as things change.
-- Hersh from Port Angeles, WA - Gotta Complete That Project!