I will show a few pictures of the new coiled wire I added. To attach it I took one of the dual wire holders under the swing arm that was only being used by one wire and swapped it with the one on the column side that was a single wire clamp. Very clean look.
The below photos show, I had to get a little creative. Since the new wire coiled cord was larger, I had to get a new wire bushing and modify it, however this coiled cord is heavier and I didn’t want it to stress or pull on the bushing. So I took a cable clamp and turned it upside down and attached it via the screw that holds down the motor electric box seen in the photo below. I did have to get a slightly longer screw but it works GREAT. I would have liked to have found a metal one, but could only find plastic, the only time you stress this clamp bad is when you try to turn the saw upside down to calibrate the table.
Mr. Sawdust BOOK IS A MUST.
Below is the table I built, I varied a little bit by going with 3 pieceds of 1/2 steel tubing 36” long dadoed in between 2 pieces of MDF and topped with 1/4 hardboard and trimmed in SYP that I ripped down to 3/4 strips. Cheap man’s shop tools trim.
The MOBILE BASE CABINET is made of birch maple shop grade plywood, SYP trim, MDF tabletop, and 3 inch double locking SES casters to allow greater mobility in a small shop. Use the bottom storage for cut-offs and misc. items.
The saw restortion is complete and it runs great (very quiet), new bearings, wirings, table, mobile base cabinet, and it is smooth as glass with its action and cuts. I must say the calibration was the hardest, I reccommend a dial caliper and master plate, (roger hill Dewalt Saw Rebuild PDF is a great resource, Delphi Forums, and Mr. Sawdust) All great places to look for insight.
I hope you have enjoyed this journey, it was fun and enjoyable for me. I wish my tools still said made in the USA today with craftsman ship that lasted 50 years and with a little TLC and know-how another 50 years like this old dewalt RAS. Instead my latest tool PSI dust destroyer says made in China on all the boxes, ONEIDA made in the USA didn’t have a small enough DC model but I try to use USA made whenever possible. ENOUGH of my soapbox, hope you enjoyed the blog, thanks for reading if you did.