Well I just got an Old Rockwell tablesaw on Friday night and am about to start checking it out.
The name on the front of saw says 10” Tilting Arbor Saw but I haven’t found a Manual or parts guide that matches it 100% yet but I did find one for the 10” Contractors Saw that the Manual is pretty close to the same as this saw but the parts list I found is way off.
First pic is the basic setup of the saw as I got it into the Apt. , note the motor is laying on the base since it would not go thru the door with the motor hanging out the back.
Next pictures are a couple of shots of the castiron top and wings , kind of highlighted one to show where some small not to deep scratches are that don’t show up too well in the photo. Pretty much normal wear and light surface rust to be expected for a saw of this age.
Next are a couple of shots thru the insert where I expected to find a Ton of built up saw dust and general crud to have to clean out. Very surprised how clean it really is. In the 2nd one you can see where the Splitter and Blade Gaurd mount should go , but they didn’t come with it so I will have to find something for that. Maybe the BORK unit will fit , I was also surprised to find that the Mount for the Splitter does move with the blade when it gets raised or lowered and even tilted so an add on should move with it as well.
Oh you might notice a difference in the Date and Time Stamp on some of the pictures , my camera date was off so I changed it part way thru takeing them , they were all taken on the 14th of Nov. 2014.
And last for now is a shot of the top where I used my ROS with some 220 grit and WD-40 to cleanup a small section of the left wing to see how it would work. Quite happy with how this starting to look, I am not trying to get it to Shine like new but just get surface rust off and the scratches have pretty much gone away as well so I will finish of the whole top and put some Johnsons Paste Wax on it and call it good to start working with.
Next time I will have to show you some pictures of the Alingment Testing I did to check it out. You would not beleive me if I don’t show the the pictures of this because the thing is Dead On Perfect as far as I can tell for the Blade 90 deg. and 45 deg. check as well as Blade to Miter Slot check. Man I got Lucky on this as I figured it was going to take a couple hours of Tweaking to get it ready to power on and test. Now I just have to finish up a 220 Volt extension cord for it as it came prewired for 220 Volt with a plug that I don’t have an outlet to match.
I put this in as Forum topic as well but figured I should also add it to the Blog.
I am looking to replace the Stock fence on the Rockwell Contractors Tablesaw I just got but I don’t want to have to drill the castiron table sides to do it so I am looking for a Bolt On replacement. I have been told by some that the DELTA 36-T30 T2 30-Inch Fence and Rail System will bolt on but I can’t find the specs on it to show me the distance between the holes that hold it on the table. I will measure the holes on mine and add that when I can.