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Dewalt 746 Restoration #6: Painted, going back together.

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Blog entry by ihadmail posted 03-04-2017 01:38 AM 493 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 5: Sliding table clean up Part 6 of Dewalt 746 Restoration series Part 7: Sliding table mounted. Upgrade customization in progress (Bisemeyer fence fits!) »

I lost my progress photos showing the POR-15 treatment and the painting of the pieces. I’ve also been slacking on progress as I had to wait forever for my replacement parts.

I got all of the painted trunion parts assembled to the table. This was very simple.



I wasn’t sure what I was going to use for a lubricant on the adjustments, so I started digging around in the garage. I found some Muc-Off brand dry chain lubricant that was left over from my mountain biking days and decided on that. It goes on as a milky white thick liquid and dries to the touch in a little over an hour. The height and angle adjust move silky smooth now!

I somehow managed to manhandle the whole assembly from my folding table back onto the saw stand, while flipping everything right side up.

I don’t know how I got so lucky, but the blade was perfectly aligned with the miter slots. I first measured on the left of the blade and got less than 1/4 thousandth deflection.


I didn’t believe my luck. I must have checked it ten times before I decided to try the right side of the blade. Wouldn’t you know, it was as dead in as I could ever get it on the first measurement.


The last step of the day was to set the marker for angle indication. I set the blade perpendicular to the table top using one of my 1-2-3 setup blocks. Then I placed the angle marker on centered on the 90 mark.


That was all for today. If I can sneak some time away from the kids tomorrow I’ll have another decent update. I’m very ready to get this thing fully functional so I don’t have to do everything on my job site saw.



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