Oliver 232 restoration #2: Sanding, filler and motor tear down

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Blog entry by MedicKen posted 11-04-2010 09:57 PM 2321 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Disassembly Part 2 of Oliver 232 restoration series Part 3: A little motor work »

I have been working feverishly on this saw. I have spent quite a few hours wire brushing the castings getting ready for paint. After the majority of the paint and old filler was removed I had to borrow a lift to get the trunnion casting removed. It weighs about 100# and not wanting to injury an already sore back I felt it was safer.

I have applied 2 coats of filler and am ready to do the final sanding. Here she is as of today.

The motor came apart fairly easily. I am replacing all the bearings in the machine. Even though it appears the motor bearings were replaced at some point I do not know the history of the saw and being that the motor is out and the saw apart to me its cheap insurance.

Removing the arbor half did make me pucker a little. Last thing I wanted to do was bend or crack it. But it came off without having to place a wrench on the puller. I screwed it in by hand and off it came.

I removed the key and went after the front cover.

Then came time to remove the front cover and rotor. Slid out without an issue

More puckering

All done. New bearings have been ordered and should be here in a few days. Will update soon as I start painting!!

-- My job is to give my kids things to discuss with their

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#1 posted 11-04-2010 10:01 PM

A TOTAL teardown !

You DAWG !!!

This is going to be one sweet piece of hardware. Glad you’re bringing us along for the ride !!

-- -- Neil

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#2 posted 11-04-2010 10:05 PM

Thanks for all the photos. It’s like being there..except for the sweat and anguish. Can’t wait for more.

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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#3 posted 11-04-2010 10:32 PM

As Mike Holmes would say, “If you’re gonna do it, do it right the first time”

-- My job is to give my kids things to discuss with their

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#4 posted 11-04-2010 10:52 PM

What a hog – in a good way. That beast couldn’t vibrate if it had to!

-- Joe

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#5 posted 11-04-2010 10:58 PM

I want to see the mobile base for that baby! Rand

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#6 posted 11-05-2010 02:06 AM

I am still in the planning stage for the mobile base. I think it will be 1/4” thick 2” angle iron welded at 45 degrees at the corners. To that I will weld a bracket for 4” heavy duty casters.

-- My job is to give my kids things to discuss with their

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#7 posted 11-12-2010 12:22 AM

Ken, thats a monster of a table saw.

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#8 posted 07-21-2011 11:45 PM

That thing is a beast! I can relate to the puller pucker. I ruined a DC motor once. This is fantastic.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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