|Forum topic by HenryD||posted 11-24-2009 08:29 AM||1775 views||1 time favorited||13 replies|
11-24-2009 08:29 AM
I’ve seen a few posts on Lumberjocks from other who have acquired an old Craftsman belt drive contactor table saw. I recently found one and had been looking for quite awhile. I looked at a couple that were beat to death and not much interested in restoring one. I found one that a guy bought new in the mid 90s (model number 113.298760) to refinish his basement. He said it was more saw than he needed at the time and used it for about half the project and then boxed it back up and stored it away in his basement.
He decided to sell it recently and I found it on craigslist. The saw is basically brand new, no rust at all, just 15 years old with no use. I paid $90.00 for it. He helped me set it up in my garage. It works great but the adjustment wheels (bevel and height) are very stiff. They turn, just very hard. Do you think this will be eased up with WD-40 or do I need to take the mechanisms apart and check the o-rings like others with these saws have done? I’m going to try to get the threads lubricated first and ease them up that way, but are there other areas I can lubricate in the mechanisms without taking them apart other than the threads?
This is my first tablesaw. I pleased with the purchase, but I don’t want to put it in alignment/adjustment until I can get these wheel adjustments to work better. How stiff are they supposed to be?
I’ve got a link belt ordered. I’m not going to change out the pulleys. These appear to be machined steel already. Running the saw vibrates I think mostly from the memory of the folded belt as it was put in the box packaging. As far as a new and better fence?? Is there one that I can install without drilling either the fence or the saw? I’ve seen info about installing a Delta T2 fence but these guys are drilling their saws. Is there such a thing as a retro fit fence that will work with my saw without any mods?
I’m slowly building up my shop and so glad I now have some space. Thought I’d start with the tablesaw. I’m also looking for a good mitre saw and router and router table. What sort of router and table is good to start with?
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