|Forum topic by BuyoMasilla||posted 10-05-2011 03:37 PM||5504 views||1 time favorited||8 replies|
10-05-2011 03:37 PM
In my local paper found one of these TS for 200 US dollars. I’ve been meaning to upgrade from my direct drive firestorm to something belt driven.
Took a look at it yesterday. There are some issues with it. The stand box is made of fairly thin sheet metal. The side that houses the blade angle control is a bit banged. The screw that controls the blade angle and the dial are a bit off center and inside the box, the small piece of metal holding this mechanism is also banged up. The stamps on the saw indicate max 3hp, not sure what exactly that means, not knowing much about electricity and having read somewhere that a better judge of power is amps and volts (?). The fence does not luck true, but can be tweaked by hand as you lock it.
On the other hand, it looks pretty clean and not that abused. There is no rust and although the fence needs to be locked carefully, the system seems pretty sturdy. The motor, which sits outside the box and in the back also looks to be in good shape.
Not sure if I’ll do this, leaning towards not.
Anyone out there familiar with this saw? Seen similar issues with blade tilting mechanism and knows of an easy fix? Any other thoughts?
Thanks for reading, Mario
-- Dreaming of the day I might joint two pieces of wood square..........