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Oliver 232 restoration #10: Quick video of saw in action

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Blog entry by MedicKen posted 07-29-2011 09:36 PM 5833 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I did a quick video cutting a piece of 1 1/2 red oak. The video was taken from my phone so the quality is not all the best. BTW the phone is sitting on the saw while the video was taken. I think she runs pretty good

http://s438.photobucket.com/albums/qq110/medicken/?action=view&current=video-2011-07-29-09-17-20.mp4

-- My job is to give my kids things to discuss with their therapist....medic20447@gmail.com



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ChesapeakeBob

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#1 posted 07-29-2011 10:12 PM

Wow, AWESOME, AMAZING. I have used an Oliver TS before. I remember it as being heavy, smooth, accurate and built like a tank. I am envious!

CB

-- Chesapeake Bob, Southern Maryland

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usnret

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#2 posted 07-29-2011 10:36 PM

Looks like you did an awesome job. I dont even know about Oliver tools.

-- Chief Petty Officer USN(RET) 1991-2011

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ChesapeakeBob

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#3 posted 07-30-2011 02:20 AM

I’d like to see a new section of LJ dedicated to restoration / rebuilds of both stationary and portable electric power tools! What about a separte Forum area?

-- Chesapeake Bob, Southern Maryland

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Paul

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#4 posted 07-30-2011 04:53 AM

I’ve never seen an Oliver before. Interesting how long it took to spool up and how long to wind down.
Noisy and smooth
Do all the Oliver motors so that?
Is that blade mounted directly to the motor or is it doing all that free spinning with belts attached?
That’s definitely a be very careful after the cut saw

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MedicKen

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#5 posted 07-30-2011 04:58 AM

Paul….I am running the saw with a VFD. The motor is 3 phase. I have the VFD set to spool up slowly, 3 seconds I believe. I feel it is easier on the motor to start it softly. As for the slowing down, it takes about 2 minutes to come to a complete stop. The VFD also has a braking function which, unfortunately, is disabled due to the wiring schematic I was forced to use. I will be adding a contactor which will allow the braking function to be activated. All Oliver saws are direct drive, the blade is attached directly to the motor. The noise is from the blade. It is about 40 yrs old itself and not made to todays standards. I will be looking for a replacement, most likely a Freud Fusion, P412 combo blade.

-- My job is to give my kids things to discuss with their therapist....medic20447@gmail.com

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Bluepine38

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#6 posted 07-31-2011 06:46 PM

Thank you for posting this awesome saw, looks like you have added the router table to the left side of that
beast for ballast, did it line up easily with the top on the saw, or did you have to make adjustments? Hope
you get many years of enjoyment with this saw.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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MedicKen

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#7 posted 07-31-2011 08:58 PM

The router table is a bench dog cast table. I had to drill and tap 3, 1/2” holes to mount it. It lines up pretty well, I still have to file one of the holes for perfect alignment

-- My job is to give my kids things to discuss with their therapist....medic20447@gmail.com

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andyboy

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#8 posted 08-10-2011 08:34 AM

Nicely balanced…obviously. But do you think the revs are a little high? Maybe it is just your blade, but it sounds like a jet engine!

-- Andy Halewoodworker. You can't finish if you don't finish. So finish it, because finish is everything.

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