I tell you what I enjoy fixing these old machines.
I’m fixing up an old Craftsman tablesaw 113.299040. I bought it for $20 on craigslist. And predictably when I pulled up it looked like a pile of junk.
A heavy, rusted, junk pile in deary Craftsman grey caked with decadea of saw dust.
I have a newer craftsman. But it has an aluminum top, universal motor, too light etc.
Really I couldn’t resist $20 price tag.
Took a close look at it when I got it home. I discovered the arbor pulley was nearly falling off and the motor pulley was put in backwards. The combo resulted in the belt rubbing against the table saw frame.
To fix the arbor pulley, I had to take the top off and pull everything out. WD40 and a mallet fixed it.
The motor pulley was harder to fix. I ended up bending the pulley. A quick trip to Sears parts store for a new pulley and HF for the link belt solved that problem. Bearings seemed good.
And a test dry run the saw seemed to work.
I cleaned off the top with sandpaper, cleaner, elbow grease and wd40. Made a big difference.
I’m going to take it apart again once I know everything’s working. Maybe a nice red.
Anyhow thanks for reading.