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Restoring a 1957 a Dewalt Radial Arm Saw #3: Finishing up the wiring ,The Mean Green Machine

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Blog entry by bubinga posted 04-28-2011 10:12 AM 4149 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: The Mean Green Machine Part 3 of Restoring a 1957 a Dewalt Radial Arm Saw series Part 4: Building the new table on, The Mean Green Machine »

I bought a new switch, and put an extension on it, to make it easier to flip on and off,
(the extension is the barrel of a Bic pen, cut shorter, slipped on and epoxied to the toggle switch, with green tape, for the green look on it)
I used this same trick one time on a contractor saw and left the pen barrel full length.
I finished up the wiring, I think the green wires look pretty cool.
I will be getting the motor bearings tomorrow.

This table is the original from the manufacture, it is edge glued Maple panel 1 inch thick , it’s not perfectly flat, but it’s close

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



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Bruce

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#1 posted 04-29-2011 12:37 AM

i aint read parts 1 & 2 yet but i will. this is groovy, i like the green wire myself. whose idea was it to make em black anyways…wish i had the space and the machine. good for you!

-- I think of Jack Nicholson as the Joker in Batman when he says "Where does he get those wonderful toys" and ask WHERE DO U GUYS GET ALL THAT WONDERFUL WOOD?

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Beginningwoodworker

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#2 posted 04-29-2011 12:41 AM

Looks good!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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