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Restoring a 1957 a Dewalt Radial Arm Saw #2: The Mean Green Machine

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Blog entry by bubinga posted 04-27-2011 12:26 AM 2247 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: The Mean Green Machine Part 2 of Restoring a 1957 a Dewalt Radial Arm Saw series Part 3: Finishing up the wiring ,The Mean Green Machine »

OK here is the carriage bearings cleaned up and put back together
I soaked the carriage bearings in a mixture of WD-40 and mineral spirits for about four hours, took them out scrubed them up with some liquid wrench, Got them spinning real good, and put a few drops of three in one oil on them, there is no play in the bearings they are fine shape, so I’m not going to replace them.

Motor ready for new bearings

Okay people. Here , She is !!!!!
The Mean Green Machine

Getting her wired up.

-- E J ------- Always Keep a Firm Grip on Your Tool



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davidroberts

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#1 posted 04-27-2011 12:43 AM

sweet, real sweet

-- God is great, wood is good. Let us thank Him for wood......and old hand tools.

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#2 posted 04-27-2011 01:45 AM

My grandfather has one very much like yours and it is the nicest RAS I’ve ever seen. I have an early 1970’s Dewalt B&D Radial Arm Saw and like it very much. Those Craftsmans and saws of the 80’s and 90’s are junk in comparison!

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#3 posted 04-27-2011 06:26 PM

Looks good.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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