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Blog entry by auggy53 posted 06-13-2011 04:25 AM 1258 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

2 days ago i bought an old table top saw and a 4’’ joiner by craftsman and a steel table 3’ x 5’ for 50.00 . it looked like it might be repairable so i tore into them today . the commen motor would not work so i checked it out and found a faulty switch so i bypassed it . i readjusted the tables on the joiner and checked for runout and end play , both we good so i honed the blades and hooked up the motor and fired it up . it works great . next i took the saw apart to clean it real good and found that most of the bolts , allen screws ect. were loose so i tightened everything , cleaned it and installed a new blade . the table is in real good shape , the fence fits better than my new contractor saw as does the miter gage. the slots are tight. i reset the adjustment pointers and i think its ready to go . i havent hooked a motor to it yet ill do that tomorrow . its been along time since i worked on something and only needed a 1/2’’ wrench , set of allen wrenches and a screw driver . ( and a dial indicator ). i had a fun day!

-- rick

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#1 posted 06-13-2011 05:19 AM

WOW! I call that a gloat, nice score.

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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#2 posted 06-13-2011 06:22 AM

That saw looks semi-familiar. Man I need to finish that blog….......

Gratz on the steal.

-- Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect. Vince Lombardi

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#3 posted 06-13-2011 06:41 AM

That’s the exact same type as my jointer – You’ll love it! Table saw isn’t far off from the one I’ve got, either. Eisenhower era, I tell my friends. Old iron = good iron. Good luck, enjoy!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#4 posted 06-13-2011 07:14 AM

Nice save on the older tools.

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#5 posted 06-13-2011 06:15 PM

I have the same tablesaw and jointer. I have a 1hp motor hooked to the TS and a 3/4 to the jointer.
Both are good performers and a joy to use. Only complaint is that the TS has a 1/2” arbor, making it necessary to use bushings.
Oh and btw- 7.25” cirular saw blades work great on that TS. And Amazon sells Freud knives for the jointer. C330 is the part number if I recall.

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