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Forum topic by romiinx posted 03-09-2010 10:14 AM 3527 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-09-2010 10:14 AM

Hello all!!! I’ve been viewing this site for awhile now, and figured you might be the guys to steer me in the right direction. I acquired a old super 900 radial arm saw, and would like to restore it, I see mark did a beautiful job on his. mine is quite complete, but the pivot bolt is broke, the bolt that allows the saw to turn sideways to be used like a table saw part # 130 on the parts diagram. I have the locknut and lever but the bolt was broken, I think the saw must of been dropped or fell over to break it. it looks like a specific bolt for the application it is used for.the treads are opposite of a normal bolt.(not sure if thats called a left hand or right hand thread) just wondering if anyone knows of a saw someone might have for parts or where I could get a new bolt. any help would be appreciated. thanks Randy

-- Randy: I make alot of sawdust

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#1 posted 03-09-2010 11:04 AM

It’s a fine saw that you will use for many years, I use mine a lot & have only had to rewire the flex lines. Look up OWWM old wood working machines .com. There you can find manuals & resources for these old beauties. Mine was free and I got the dog with it free as well! It is still like new, the speckeled paint and all. I installed a new top from a damaged IKEA beech countertop about $20. I’ve used the 12” version of this saw for big framing jobs but nothing is as sweet as the Super 900! Remember it’s a Trunnion saw but ras to most folks will work. Keeping the table flat and truing up the 90 degree setting takes a bit of fuss but it’s truly a production saw. Check & replace all the wiring from the cord thru into the motor housing. Mine worked fine but when I was putting a new cord on it the wiring in the motor was almost bare wire, no insulation. I bought a 25’ quality 12/2 extension cord & in just an evening had it running like new. Get it going and you will love that saw!

-- $tudie

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#2 posted 03-26-2010 08:17 AM

thanks for all the welcoming pm’s

-- Randy: I make alot of sawdust

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#3 posted 03-26-2010 04:15 PM

If you have the old broken bolt, you could take it to your local machine shop and have them make you a new one. If not, take in the parts that are held together with the bolt and have them build you a replacement.

-- DaveH - Boise, Idaho - “How hard can it be? It's only wood!”

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#4 posted 05-06-2010 01:34 AM

Hello all! Mark, you did a terrific job on your saw! I was given a similar (7 1/4”) saw a few years ago and did nothing with it. Now I want to start working on it, but do not have the user’s manual. I checked with OWWM with no luck. Can someone HELP??
Best Poppy

-- Art, Phoenix

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