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Forum topic by tdrury posted 03-11-2016 06:27 AM 499 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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03-11-2016 06:27 AM

So two days ago I was cruising through craigslist and came across an add from my local maker space that they were GIVING away an old cabinet saw that had no motor and was sitting out most of the winter. without thinking I emailed them and said I WILL TAKE IT! without knowing what kind it was or the condition or anything. The next day (yesterday) I arranged to meet the guy and load it in my truck. Turns out its an ex government (read under used) General 350 (made in Canada) model 10 inch table saw and was free! Needless to say I am rather pleased.

It did in fact come without a motor, however, it was otherwise completely intact and in very good shape for a saw from the early 70’s. Several hours tonight in the shop (and one can of wd40) and the handwheels are moving freely and without effort, trunnions are moving left and upwards, I reconditioned the top and have installed a 2 hp leeson motor (from a underutilized planer that I have in my shop).

The motor I have installed has the wrong type of pulleys on it and (to make a long story short) I am wondering where I might source replacement motor pulleys for this motor/saw. I have tried to contact General themselves, however it has been without response. Is there a source for machined pulleys of this nature?

I would also like to replace the spindle bearings while the tops is off, does anyone know
a, how to get the spindle bearings out? and
b, where one might procure said bearings?

Oh, and I would also like to replace the spindle nut (the nut that holds the blade on)

Any help on these matters would be greatly appreciated, Ill post some pics soon if anyone cares to see the work in progress, also I am going to be mating this to my Unisaw (not to make baby saws) and would love to see peoples dual-saw mobile bases. I am thinking of 4 inch angle iron frame that both saws bases fit into and then putting that on robust casters. I am excited…..except for the fact that my shop is tiny and this is going to dominate it.

looking forward to hearing any ones thoughts/advice/experience


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#1 posted 03-11-2016 07:50 AM

819 472-1161 Call them.

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