radial arm saw rehab #4: put it all back together

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So all the sanding, paintingg, and greasing is done and now its time for it all to go back together. Here is a before and after inside the arm of the saw.
here are some picks of the rest of the saw all that is left is rewiring the switch. And hopefully with crossed fingers it all works again.
Excitedly I have received the “Mr. Sawdust, mastering the radial arm saw” book after reading it a few times I believe that this weekend I will be trying to make the table top for the beast, but i think I will have to read that chapter a few more times. IF you haven’t had the chance to read this book It has ALOT of information crammed into it. but I do believe this saw will be doing what it does best, making a lot of sawdust.

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#1 posted 1644 days ago

What a transformation. That’s a sharp looking saw you have now. nice job!

You may have already seen it but, another extremely talented Lumberjock (Blake) preformed a similar restoration

project on his radial arm saw that you may enjoy seeing.

Click for details

-- Aaron - central California "If you haven't got the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?"

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#2 posted 1644 days ago

i was actually looking for an older style DeWalt but this one fell in my lap, so I ran with it. I am on the lookout as we speak. Hopefully either an older Table saw or shop smith I would really like a lathe, this has been more fun than I realized and can already see this as a recurring thing in my shop.

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Kent Shepherd

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#3 posted 1644 days ago

Wonderful job on the rebuild. We used to use an even older model DeWalt in our production shop. Great saw, in fact I think my brother still has it. (Hmmmm, maybe I should steal it and rebuild)

Thanks for sharing

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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#4 posted 1644 days ago

Thanks, I needed some inspiration to get my “new” old dewalt Radial arm saw looking good. No need for a paint job but a couple of parts missing, any idea where to get them?
Nice Saw!

-- Jen loves wood!

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#5 posted 1643 days ago

Wolfe machinery is supposed to have all the parts, but it depends on the age of the saw. If you google it there is a whole forum on just rebuilding dewalts.
Good Luck,

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#6 posted 1463 days ago

any more progress made on this saw? I was enjoying the first posts, but I don’t see any completed project photos.

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