Dewalt RAS Restoration #3: Motor and Motor Carriage

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Blog entry by milbert posted 04-27-2011 04:19 PM 3787 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Base Finished! Part 3 of Dewalt RAS Restoration series Part 4: New Tabletop: Final Pictures »

Continuing to work up the saw I got the next big chunk of work done, the motor and the motor carriage. I followed pretty much the same process I used while doing the base. Like I said before, this saw is in great working shape and had been used daily by the gentleman that had it before. I both the motor bearings and track bearings had already been replaced. They were in good shape so all I needed to do was give them a thorough cleaning.

I also hand painted the embossed DeWalt logo ‘keep saw sharp’ label on the blade shroud. It seemed like something fun to try and I don’t think it ended up too bad. I settled on red simply because it’s my favorite color and the caution label to the right was already red.



To be continued….

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#1 posted 04-27-2011 06:19 PM

Real nice job, she is looking real pretty
I have a blog going on a DeWalt MBF here
although I’m not going to paint it, I am putting a new bearings in the motor cleaning her up

-- E J ------- Always Keep a Firm Grip on Your Tool

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#2 posted 04-27-2011 06:25 PM

Nice job!

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#3 posted 04-29-2011 04:45 AM

That looks absolutely fantastic!!!

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