I finally knocked out several other (non-woodworking) projects and got back into my TS last night.
Since I have to move it from the barn to the basement all by my lonesome self, I’m disassembling it into the major sub-assemblies. I have the cast iron table and extensions cleaned up and moved down. So last night I took down the motor and cleaned it up…. YUK!
This saw was last used in our box shop at work to cut blocks from glued up thicknesses of cardboard and it was NOT hooked up to DC. So they would scoop out the cabinet when the fluffy waste started burping out top :^O
So the junction box and starting coil shroud were both packed full of the stuff, and quite a bit was in the fan housing as well. But it’s a sealed industrial style motor and spins freely, so I’m not concerned about it getting into the windings. I filled a Wal-Mart bag 1/3 full with the fluffy shreaded cardboard by the time I was done.
Can you say ACHOOO! I’m not supposed to start sneezing untill fall alergies kick in :^(
I couldn’t break free the set screw on the three groove sheave, so I poured rust remover in a metal cookie tray, and stood the motor on the end of the sheave, resting on some 1x strips across the top of the tray. Two hours later the sheave cleaned up with minimal effort.
I didn’t take any b4 pics….. but I’ll try to shoot some after ones tonight.
Now my big decission….
To remove the trunnion assembly and haul it down in pieces, or try to rig the cabinet down the bulkhead with the trunnions still in it, using a tractor bucket and chains. I pulled this off with a 400 lb. bench top milling machine still in it’s crate once…... but it wasn’t fun.
Any body out there pull the trunnions off of a cabinet saw?
does the assembly stay together when you remove it? Or do the trunnions come out of the trunnion bracket ways as soon as they are unbolted and lifted?
If I had my druthers, I wouldn’t pull it apart.
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