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torx

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07-11-2016 10:02 PM

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I LOVE Craig’s List! I frequently browse the free ads because you can occasionally run across a gold nugget. That’s how I found this table saw. It’s a Rockwell 34-440 10” contractors saw. It appears in great shape. It came with the whole paperwork packet (complete with the original vinyl pouch) with the sales receipt dated 11/17/80. The guy (now deceased) used it enough to wear out the arbor shaft bearings which I’m in the process of replacing. Other than that, it’s pristine. There is, however, one part missing. The splitter and guard assembly somehow disappeared over time. After a thorough search, I’ve resigned to the fact that new original parts don’t exist. Does anyone out there know of a good source for recycled parts, or perhaps something that could be adapted?

Thanks in advance!

-- When I go I want it to be like my Grandfather. Peacefully sound asleep. Not screaming in terror like the rest of the people in the car.


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DrDirt

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#1 posted 07-11-2016 10:18 PM

Congrats – - but you forgot the obligatory pic of your new treasure…..

-- 'Political correctness is fascism pretending to be manners' ~George Carlin

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#2 posted 07-11-2016 10:51 PM

I am in need of the same parts for my slightly older Rockwell saw that I also got from CL but paid $150 for and am super happy with it even though it is a Right Tilt blade , but I grew up using Right Tilt so it’s not that hard to deal with. Actually move the fence to the left side and you get the same results as a left tilt blade.

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torx

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#3 posted 07-11-2016 11:14 PM


Congrats – - but you forgot the obligatory pic of your new treasure…..

- DrDirt

As soon as I get the arbor back together I’ll post one.

-- When I go I want it to be like my Grandfather. Peacefully sound asleep. Not screaming in terror like the rest of the people in the car.

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dhazelton

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#4 posted 07-11-2016 11:18 PM

Ask over at OWWM (Vintage Machinery) .org – someone has what you need and will be fair with a price.

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#5 posted 07-11-2016 11:21 PM

You might as well go ahead and do the motor bearings as well… if the arbor bearings were bad, the motor bearings can’t be too far behind. And since you already have things tore down, it would be cheap insurance.
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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torx

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#6 posted 07-11-2016 11:27 PM

One other thing…I just realized that the guy changed the ratio on the thing. Motor pulley is 3” and the arbor shaft pulley is 2.5”. That gives me a ratio of 1:1.2. Motor is rated 3450 RPM (1.5 hp) so that puts me at 4140. I suspect that I should put it back to 1:1 ratio. Am I correct?

-- When I go I want it to be like my Grandfather. Peacefully sound asleep. Not screaming in terror like the rest of the people in the car.

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torx

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#7 posted 07-11-2016 11:31 PM


You might as well go ahead and do the motor bearings as well… if the arbor bearings were bad, the motor bearings can t be too far behind. And since you already have things tore down, it would be cheap insurance.
Brad

- MrUnix

The motor has a recent tag on it from DMH Industrial. Already had new bearings done.

-- When I go I want it to be like my Grandfather. Peacefully sound asleep. Not screaming in terror like the rest of the people in the car.

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MrUnix

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#8 posted 07-11-2016 11:40 PM

According to the parts diagram for that saw, the motor pulley should be a cat #41-043 (5/8” bore 3” diameter) and the arbor pulley is #41-023 (5/8” bore 2.5” diameter). Doesn’t sound like anybody changed anything on that machine and it’s got the correct ones on there.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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torx

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#9 posted 07-12-2016 02:05 AM


According to the parts diagram for that saw, the motor pulley should be a cat #41-043 (5/8” bore 3” diameter) and the arbor pulley is #41-023 (5/8” bore 2.5” diameter). Doesn t sound like anybody changed anything on that machine and it s got the correct ones on there.

Cheers,
Brad

- MrUnix

Thanks for that, MrUnix. It threw me off because my old saw that’s still in service has 1:1 ratio.

-- When I go I want it to be like my Grandfather. Peacefully sound asleep. Not screaming in terror like the rest of the people in the car.

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unbob

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#10 posted 07-12-2016 04:21 AM

I have the same saw, missing the same parts. The word was, the standard guard worked pretty bad. I made a splitter set up for it.
I went with a link belt on the stock pulleys – best thing I did. I think they are good saws, and one of the best buys out there.
I took a look at mine, you have the correct pulleys that will turn the blade around 4000 or so rpms.

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