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Old miter saw refurbished - "Compa 250 Export"

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Blog entry by albe79 posted 938 days ago 4579 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi people, as promised I’ll show you the recovery that I did with this old miter saw “Compa 250 Export”.

It’s a beautiful tool, entirely of cast-iron, and since over the years has been used by professional carpenters (2 generations) is still highly accurate!
The work, although it was the first time I competed in a similar work was hard but fun, thanks to friends of “il-truciolo.it”. Special thanks must go to my great friends Franco (woodhobby58), Aldo (om-aldo) and Vincenzo (vinceg) who guided me step by step!
However, I lubricated everything to avoid the risk of breaking rusted parts, I removed every piece

I removed all the paint

I gave the bottom first and then the new color, whereupon reinstalled everything.

After changing the blade with an almost new CMT

and after verifying that the cuts were very clean and precise, I have dedicated myself to reconstruct the missing parts, especially with regard to safety.

And so this is the miter saw over.

As a first restoration I must say that I really enjoyed and I hope you enjoy the result as I do!
Bye guys!



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SASmith

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#1 posted 938 days ago

Fantastic restoration.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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DIYaholic

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#2 posted 938 days ago

Nice job!
It’s great to see “Old Iron” brought back to life. One more item not headed to the land fill. KUDOS!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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Jimi_C

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#3 posted 938 days ago

Why don’t more chop saws have the handle up top like that? It would make switching hands so much easier without needing to cross over – one of the main ways you get hurt using one.

-- The difference between being defeated and admitting defeat is what makes all the difference in the world - Upton Sinclair, "The Jungle"

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chopnhack

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#4 posted 938 days ago

That’s great to see, good job.

-- Sneaking up on the line....

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ShaneA

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#5 posted 938 days ago

Great job, and a nice save. Looks like a solid saw.

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#6 posted 937 days ago

great restoring A++ using red colour A
rebuild saftygear A++

thanks for sharing hope it will serve you well :-)

Dennis

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albe79

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#7 posted 937 days ago

Thanks Jocks, I’m glad you like it!
Jimmy you are right, the handle is really useful.
Two years ago I bought a new miter saw …. but does not compare with it, on every front!

I thought it strange that no one rejected the color …... thanks for the “A” .... Dennis eheheheh!

Thank you so much for your attention.

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Dennisgrosen

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#8 posted 937 days ago

I proppebly wuoldn´t have used red but over all you did a good job with the colour mix
and letting the wood stay clean made it looks even better :-)

if it has been a gift to a WW lady I maybee wuold have added the ++ .... :-))

take care
Dennis

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albe79

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#9 posted 937 days ago

a gift for a lady…...... ahahahahah :-)) great !!!!

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albe79

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#10 posted 937 days ago

will mean that I’ll put the nail polish when I use it….. :-)))))

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Dennisgrosen

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#11 posted 937 days ago

don´t use turtlewax ….. we don´t want it to slow down :-)

Dennis

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chopnhack

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#12 posted 937 days ago

Well, I didn’t want to say it upfront, but when doing a restoration I am a fan of returning to the original color – something about preserving the tool’s identity for the next generation to come by and say, wow look at that ancient thing! Regardless, the restoration is awesome, saving a good tool from the scrap pile is always the way to go.

-- Sneaking up on the line....

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