Today's progress on the Craftsman 113.298240

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Blog entry by jlabos posted 05-17-2014 03:43 AM 1597 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

After sanding the cast iron top with some 150 and 220 grit sand paper I decided to try the advice of EEngineer. I came across an old bottle of Naval Jelly that belonged to my grandfather so I applied some and let it sit for 10-15 minutes and here’s the result.

I never used the product before so I wasn’t sure what to expect. It took off a lot of rust so I am happy with the results. There is only a small amount of rust that I will need to sand. I can jump to a higher grit sand paper now to really get it smooth and bring out some shine. I’m glad I do not have to sand off too much material. I didn’t want to loose those machine markings.

I picked up a can of Blaster Dry Lube PTFE at Home Depot for the trunnion gears. Then shot over to Harbor Freight and picked up an Jason Industries Accu-link belt for $19.99 today. With the weekend here I’m hoping to finish up the cast iron and get the gears spinning smoothly. Then It’s time to reassemble, adjust and wax then turn it on.

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#1 posted 05-17-2014 06:20 AM

Looks good…i went through the exact same process few months ago….still working on things around the table saw.

Please keep posting your progress, we are waiting :)


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