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Blog series by Holbs updated 02-02-2016 04:11 AM 6 parts 8065 reads 38 comments total

Part 1: Tear Down

01-17-2016 07:25 AM by Holbs | 10 comments »

Spent most of this Saturday tearing down everything that I could. Started off removing the top that had NO shims at all. Found white power everywhere from the cultured marble cutting that was done on this machine. Took time to air blast and brush out all that I could. ————————— Took a picture of the electrical switch for future hook ups since I have to remove the cord & motor. —————R...

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Part 2: Working the table top cast iron

01-18-2016 06:48 AM by Holbs | 6 comments »

What I found that works for me: ROS & 3M pad for rough work. I swap to 320 then 600 wet/dry sandpaper for hand sanding with WD40 as lubrication. I will use denatured alcohol to clean off the top then wax later as I still have the miter slots to work on next time. I was smart :) Cut a 55 plastic gallon trash bag in 1/2 and laid ontop of my new work table.As it arrives in my garage: First general pass with my ROS & pad: After ROS & pad: After razor blade use to remove ...

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Part 3: Finishing Miter Slot clean up and looking at fence system

01-19-2016 06:23 AM by Holbs | 6 comments »

There was an 8” gloop of some epoxy sitting in one of the miter slots that had to go. Used razor blade, mineral spirits, 1/8” hard board piece with sandpaper to clean out the side walls of the “T”. 2 hours..geez. But job done. ————————— Had some time to look at the fence system. The fence itself has surface damage, about 4” of a side panel is long gone, luckily not on the saw blade side. —&#...

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Part 4: New bearings & belts arrived today

01-22-2016 02:59 AM by Holbs | 4 comments »

Removed the 6205 and 6203 from the motor shaft. Laying everything side by side to show what 20 year old bearings and belts (I can only assume these are OEM parts) look like besides new. So I have 3 new Jason Industrial UniMatch belts, a 6205 and 6203 motor shaft, then 2 more 6203’s for the yoke. May start installing tonite or weekend. I purchased them via Amazon due to the “PRIME” member 2 day shipping and Amazon credit card :)

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Part 5: Re-Assembly Complete with New Bearings / Belts

01-25-2016 07:22 AM by Holbs | 10 comments »

End result this Sunday evening: success. Everything fits, no parts or screws or washers left over. I screwed up assembly about 7x’s from stupid stuff: 1.) thought the belts had to go on the inside of the arbor pulley2.) had yoke on backwards3.) forgot yoke “key”. 4.) had the yoke 1”shaft on but was off 180 degrees since mounting holes are off center.I am now a professional at take the arbor out (still have yet to do an arbor run out test) and how to take the guts ou...

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Part 6: Assembling rails and fence parts

02-02-2016 04:11 AM by Holbs | 2 comments »

Just about done with the tear down and re-assembly of this Unisaw. After last blog entry and before this one, I had to ask advice about belts & such. You can read it here in the forums: http://lumberjocks.com/topics/141986 What a great adventure this is. Rails & fence mostly assembled. Cast iron top miter slots have been aligned with the saw blade. But now comes the next phases: mobile platform and consideration of slapping my Bosch 4100 into the right wing extension and ong...

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