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Blog entry by Joekwon80 posted 03-18-2012 09:34 PM 1158 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I got home today and promptly started to take a look at the saw and snap some shots. I have no idea what condition the motor is in. But I did notice one of the three drive belts is missing. I figure I could just replace them all while I’m in there.

It’s also missing the motor cover and front panel cover. Other than that everything seems to be there. It came with a Unifence but it has a big gash in it from blade contact. I’m already considering replacing the fence on account of that. Found one on craigslist that I’m gonna check out tomorrow.

For now here are some photos.

-Joe

-- Joe Kwon



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davidroberts

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#1 posted 03-18-2012 09:46 PM

You may could attach a piece of hardwood to the fence and be good to go. But then, a fence off CL at a good price may be worth the added cost. At $200 for the saw, you can afford it!

-- Better woodworking through old hand tools.

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hhhopks

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#2 posted 03-18-2012 10:00 PM

I lust over that TS.
You did good.

I have the same idea as David, of attaching a sacrificial fence to the regular fence.
That is pretty much a standard set up & you can’t see the damage.

I say get the saw up and running first before sinking any money on the accessories.

-- I'll be a woodworker when I grow up. HHHOPKS

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Beginningwoodworker

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#3 posted 03-19-2012 12:38 AM

Looks like a good saw! I have that same switch and motor on my Unisaw!

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Joekwon80

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#4 posted 03-19-2012 01:44 AM

This is an image of the inside of the unifence track. There is some heavy wear inside the track as well as on the track. will this cause alignment issues with the blade of the TS?

-- Joe Kwon

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Joekwon80

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#5 posted 03-19-2012 01:44 AM

Oops forgot the picture.

-- Joe Kwon

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Joekwon80

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#6 posted 03-19-2012 02:06 AM

Is $225 good for a 52” biesemeyer fence? Seems ridiculous considering I paid 200 for the TS.
—Joe

-- Joe Kwon

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hhhopks

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#7 posted 03-19-2012 03:17 AM

Biesmeyer fence is alot more then $200. You got a saw that is worth more then 1K as used functional TS.

So you have ran the motor and all is good. You have mentioned that it doesn’t have any belts. Right?

But no belts?????
I would check the arbor. Does it turn? The arbor should turn smoothly. Are there any non-rotatational motion as in rocking along the axes (any play)? Are there any funny noises? If so, you may have a bearing problem. Check that before committing $$. It is repairable too, it just take times. I have read blogs that people have change that I before. It is just a concern. With no belt and the motor cover gone, it is likely someone had tried to work on the TS.

-- I'll be a woodworker when I grow up. HHHOPKS

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Joekwon80

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#8 posted 03-19-2012 03:36 AM

It has belts. Just missing one of them. The arbor turns smooth but the belts that are on it are pretty dry rotted so they are notched pretty bad. I was thinking of getting the link style belts for the saw as I have read a lot of people having great success with them, but then I also read that delta does not recommend link belts. I’m torn.

Anyways, what else should I be looking for? I checked to see if the blade went up and down smoothly, and at first it was a little rough but then I lubed it up with some teflon dry lube and now it’s smooth. I haven’t tried the tilt yet.

What else should I be looking for?

Have I mentioned I can not wait to run a piece of wood through this thing!!

Oh, the saw came with an FS Tools L03250 which I looked up and seems to be a decent blade. Should I just use it or upgrade to a forrest wwii? Seems like that is the gold standard in terms of blades.

-- Joe Kwon

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Joekwon80

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#9 posted 03-19-2012 03:42 AM

Can I just make a motor cover out of some scrap plywood? I looked up replacement covers and they are 100 bucks. Seems ridiculous for a piece of molded plastic. Also, where should I put the DC outlet? Was thinking of making a shelf inside the base of the table saw and angle it towards the back of the TS and add a 4” outlet there. Would that be an optimal place for it?

-- Joe Kwon

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Bluepine38

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#10 posted 03-19-2012 01:49 PM

Linked belts might not have the same stretch on all three belts. Anytime you have two or more belts
operating off the same pulleys, it is recommended that you use matched sets, or if you buy them from
a belt supplier, make sure they have the same batch and part number on them. You could build your
own side cover from wood,with a little patience and ingenuity. Good luck with your new toy.

-- As ever, Gus-the 77 yr young apprentice carpenter

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Beginningwoodworker

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#11 posted 03-19-2012 01:50 PM

Joe, you can make a motor cover out of plywood!

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