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

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Blog entry by ajb posted 02-26-2010 04:32 AM 3154 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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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 02-26-2010 12:10 PM

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 02-26-2010 04:33 PM

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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#3 posted 02-26-2010 08:27 PM

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


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#4 posted 02-26-2010 09:09 PM

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 02-27-2010 01:30 PM

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 08-26-2010 05:59 PM

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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