The project has been delayed for almost a month as a few critical parts were special ordered. Largely due to my failure to positively identify the model of the saw, I was not able to find OEM handwheels. So I went ahead and ordered solid cast al...
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During the week, the primary mobile base arrived, and I horsed it under the saw. It is a Jet model that pops together with spring-loaded buttons, no tools needed. I hate to lose the rock-solid stability of the floor, but I need to be able to mov...
Contractor Saw Refurbishing #2: Remove the knob then polish the top. (Not the other way around! It's a family site, people!)
OK, down to business. First, a couple of measurements so I can find some replacement parts. First, the handwheels. One is missing entirely. The other is plastic, and beginning to disintegrate. I am going to replace both with proper metal ha...
Contractor Saw Refurbishing #1: Good news: I got it home. Bad news: Now I have to do something with it!
I found an old, well-worn Jet contractor saw locally through Craigslist. It came with a Delta Unifence, so even with some replacement parts and repairs factored in, I got it for a steal at $175. It was quite a job to horse it home by myself, but...
Well, here we go. It’s going to be a large square box, approximately 14×14 (measuring the edge of the lid). The lid will lift off, not hinge. The “handle” will actually be a finger-hole centered through the lid, lined wit...