I posted about my good fortune scoring this early 80’s Jet CTAS10 with Biesemeyer fence and 50” table….
Here she is…. just needs a little TLC
I hit the top with course steel wool to get the flakey red rust off
upon taking things apart I have these observations…
The Biesemeyer fence is really rugged…. tube is straight as and arrow, even after some rough handling, and the ‘L’ brackets are really rugged… must be 1/4” angle.
Fortunately, the arbor bearings appear to be nice and tight….as I can’t get any wiggle on the arbor at all.
Top is flat as a pancake
I was surprised to see this old saw came with an angle plate and DC hook up.
We fired up the motor at work, b4 I brought her home…. so at least I know it runs.
The top….. well…. that’s why i only paid $100…. so I’ll be giving Evapo-rust a try and see if it lives up to it’s reputation.
The saw was used in the corrugated shop to cut built up corrugated blocks…. and it was not hooked up to DC ….. so the cab was packed full of clumpy shredded paper dust….. did I say packed full? I mean packed FULL.
Even the blade is sharp and appears to be a decent one.
So follow along if you want to laugh at my travails….
I’m very psyched, as I never thought I would be able to afford a 3 HP cabinet saw…. but with some sweat equity, I will hopefully make this saw the center piece of my shop.
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