This saw was my dad’s pride and joy. It a B&D DeWalt R1350 built in 1968. The family gave it and many other woodworking tools to me when he died several years ago. I tuned it up and put a simple table on it back then (2009.)
I reassembled and built wheels on the stand.
Some say don’t use WD40 – use liquid graffite. After I got all done, I read another book the said, never use liquid graffite – ONLY use WD40.
The sign “2nd table” I scraped the first one I used immediately in ‘09. So this photo shows the table I’ve used for the past many years. Below is the newest (and I hope last) table I need to build.
Over the years, the table warped. So this time I decided I’d buy the “Mr Sawdust” book that all RAS enthusiast consider to be the RAS bible. In it, the author describes the “Best-Last Table” you’ll have to build. Unfortunately, my table developed humps – I could not get it level. I fellow (who happens to be local to me) and a member of the Delphi RAS forum came to my rescue. Hank spent a lot of time with me and built a Torsion Box using biscuit joinery. The box was then covered top and bottom, mounted, tuned to the saw and finally a sacrificial top was added.
Bottom side of the Torsion Box covered
Hank fine tuning the baby
Ready for saw dust!
Hank is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to RAS and other woodworking tools and builds. He also has an incredible quick, dry sense of humor. Check him out on you tube.