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How I fixed my table saw (with video)

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Project by ChuckC posted 727 days ago 2892 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I managed to break the two hand cranks on my Craftsman table saw. I couldn’t bring myself to buying new ones and it was only the center section that needed repair so I came up with this.

I designed the patch in Sketchup and cut it out on my CNC router.

Turn the sound up!

Thanks for looking!





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woodshaver

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#1 posted 727 days ago

Woodworkers … YOU CAN”T STOP THEM!

I love not buying new patrs when you can make one! After all eveythng a woodworker makes are parts that go togeter to complete the project!

Great job on that fix. and thinking outside the box!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 727 days ago

Way to go. I like to do the same thing. Usually when you remake them, they are better than replacement you could buy

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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dakremer

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#3 posted 726 days ago

I want a CNC machine really badly. Great job on the fix!

Can google SketchUp models be transferred directly into a CNC machine/program?

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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ChuckC

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#4 posted 726 days ago

Thanks for the great comments! I really don’t consider this a woodworking project but I posted it in case someone else has the same problem.

Sketchup doesn’t natively export G-code but there’s a plugin that let’s you do it.

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Dusty56

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#5 posted 726 days ago

Nice fix , Chuck : )
How much did the CNC unit cost ?
Reminds me of the fix I made on my bandsaw blade tension handle.

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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ChuckC

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#6 posted 726 days ago

I didn’t keep track when I made it but I have about $800 in it not counting the computer, software, and router.

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Grumpymike

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#7 posted 726 days ago

I broke the hand crank on my old tilt head c’man band saw, went to sears parts . com, 36 bucks later … I should have made one like you did … Great fix, and resourcefulness.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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Dusty56

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#8 posted 726 days ago

Cha-Ching ! Thanks Chuck : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Roger

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#9 posted 726 days ago

Gr8 fix for your crank. (I think I can say that, can’t I)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Dennisgrosen

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#10 posted 726 days ago

thanks Chuck
L J´s never stop to amaze when it comes to fix things :-)
latest Pabull with his crank on the drillpress and now you on a Ts :-)
I like your use of a router to plan the bottom on the inside

not to downsice your great use of the CNC but for those of us that can´t afford one
it can be done with a drill and chisel too

thanks for sharing
Dennis

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SCOTSMAN

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#11 posted 135 days ago

Show off ! just because I can’t afford to buy one .One of those fancy machines I mean not a handwheel, you rub it in.Now I will feel like the prom queen left at the bus stop to make my own way home LOL you are too cruel for words sob sob.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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scribble

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#12 posted 111 days ago

were do you get the metal insert portion for your wood repair?

-- If you can't read it Scribble wrote it!! “Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes.”

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