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Contractor Saw Refurbishing #4: At the top of the homestretch....

11-07-2007 07:03 AM by slaphitter | 1 comment »

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 aluminum handwheels, with revolving handles, in the proper dimensions. I also had to order lockknobs for the handwheels. These are not SAE dimensions, they are metric. Impossible to find anyone with lockknobs with an 8mm steel threaded insert in stock. So those also were special ordered. Due to the way these handwheels work – the shaft has a pin through it that is supposed to fit into a slot on the back of the wheel – I had...

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