Homecraft table saw

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Blog entry by drnic posted 08-15-2014 09:49 PM 1756 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just purchased a Homecraft 8” table saw (circa 1955 Model 34-500 I believe) for $50…runs great, has a newer 1 HP motor, but has a wobbly arbor. If the local tools repair shop cannot fix it with replacement bearings, is there a source for a new arbor?

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#1 posted 08-16-2014 05:33 PM

You might have to remove the bearings and look on the race for a part #.
Timkin or one of the other manufacturers will be able to match it up for you.
That is … if it has bearings, a lot of the lessor quality saws had bushings.
Another thought … are you sure it’s the bearings and not a bent arbor? check it out.
I had an old Craftsman that wobbled, turned out to be a bent arbor, cost less to replace the saw from the want ads … (That’s where we did our shopping before Craigs List).
Good luck, I’d like to see that old relic running again.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#2 posted 08-16-2014 10:56 PM

A good day in the shop today: fixed the dust collector switch, cleaned it out, changed discs on the two disc sanders, fitted and repaired the slightly rusty Incra slide table to fit my Bosch …no wonder I can’t get any building done! Dropped off the Homecraft at local tool repair shop, hopefully it’s just bearings on the arbor. But the motor alone is worth the purchase price. Has anyone had any experience with vintage Sears/Dunlap table saws?

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