|Forum topic by Wondermutt||posted 04-18-2016 03:48 AM||1869 views||0 times favorited||33 replies|
04-18-2016 03:48 AM
So, being a big darn hurry that I was in, I bought a table saw, had it delivered and that when I got the gut check. I had debated on which Grizz saw to get and decided on on the 1023RL That’s when the trainwreck began. Long story short, it got delivered, wrong product and sent back. A little freight damage. Grizz was 100% a stand up company and I will be buying from them again.
Now here is my quandary. No table saw, and I am falling behind in production… not so good. So I find one from a local company that had one. Call it a retired saw, but is still serviceable. So I make a deal, and off to the shop me and the new to me (old) saw head. I owe the shop owner a great deal of gratitude for the good deal on the saw, and also getting me up and running the same morning.
You also saw in a previous post of how I was crying like a mall rat shopping at Kmart about dust collection, and what do I wind up with… A 30 year old saw with no dust collection. Funny the cards we are dealt.
Here’s what I got. As best as I can tell, its a 30 year old or more Rockwell 10” saw. It has been converted to a 240v 3hp Lesson motor, cast iron wheels for the blade adjustment, Besimer 52” fence with a clutter catcher table, a magnetic on/off switch and a lot of throat plate inserts.
So I wire up the old iron, clean and lube up the moving parts, fire it up and holy smokes, this thing kicks major azz. I have never operated a saw that cuts so well. I also got another major unexpected present, a quite saw. Really, all you hear is the blade and a little motor noise. So I don the respirator, open the shop door, fire up an oscillating fan and Catch up on lost time and then some. I was having fun operating the tool I least like to operate in my shop. Go figure.
Now that I have caught up this weekend on my orders, I decide to take it apart and give it a scrub and a new coat of paint. That is where you guys come in. Help decide the color of the fence and rails and the color of the cabinet. I was thiniking a blue fence assy and a red cabinet. butt… I will be powder coating the fence hardware and sealing up the cabinet and giving it a quick coat of some automotive base/clear, nothing fancy but something better than a rattle can.
Here are some pics of it after a partial disassembly.
More to come