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Forum topic by Avispex posted 01-13-2012 08:57 PM 1336 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-13-2012 08:57 PM

I have a pretty good idea of some various onlime merchants for woodworking tools and equipment, but I could use some help with getting some of the more basic items required for rebuilding and restoring the old wood working machines.

I am thinking of things like basic hardware, nuts, bolts, washers, fiber washers, pins, pulleys, belts, bearings, motor brushes, switches, and those types of essentials.

I don’t have much success at the local Home Depot. I can do a little better at Lowe’s. Last night I made a quick stop at Ace hardware and I was thrilled with their selection of hardware, fasteners, and the like, but their prices for bearings were astronomical. I really like the fact that they had a large selection of SAE and metric bolts in various diameters, lengths, and thread pitches in multiple grades of steel. All I needed was a 3/8”-16 1.25” long hex bolt but they didn’t carry quarter inch at home depot in coarse thread and Lowe’s was a few miles further out of my way.

In any case, I don’t mind ordering online and I have had good luck with Accurate Bearing for a national source. But occasionally I am in the middle of a project and I just want to run out and grab the bearings and get back to work. Or a belt or something like that. Does anybody know of a great store like that in the Salt Lake City area with a good selection and reasonable prices? We do have a Grainger, but they have no weekend hours and it is tough to get out to that part of town mid week because it is far from work.

Thanks a bunch,


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#1 posted 01-13-2012 09:11 PM

Want milk? Go to the cow.

I just Googled it. Take your old bearing in there and ask the people
at the front if they can sell you a replacement.

... or just fax them your specs. You may be surprised that many
industrial dealers won’t cop an attitude about selling to you. Prices
are often reasonable, but shipping may not be.

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#2 posted 01-13-2012 09:54 PM

i just did a table saw in salt lake. bought it on black friday.

cleaning it up was nothing more than liquid wrench and 220 grit sand paper. 3 days.

then i installed a delta t2

once i had it cleaned up i used the following

except for the liquid wrench & table top i got the chemicals from Industrial Supply on 3rd west – about 1700 s
i had to drill the angle iron for the delta and i got a multi fluted counter sink at industrial suply
i had to get more bolts and those came from bolt and nut supply on 2212 s west temple
i had to have the motor cleaned (it sat for 20 years) and used diamond electric on 3rd west
i waffled between the green linked belt from harbor freight on 3470 s state but went with a segmented belt from napa on 1300 s 700 w
i wanted a plastic catch attachment for dust collection and i got that at the tool place on 3rd west – about 1500s
the t2 i got from tools plus on line.
the wooodcraft store on 9891 s 500 w has most of the specialist stuff but they are pretty expensive. if you really want to fondle things go there. the bearings on this saw were in good shape and the rust was confined to the table top. the gears underneath were in good shape. stuff i took off as well as the stand went to the habitat for humanity store on 1300 s about 500 w.
if you need more info send me a pm.

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#3 posted 01-15-2012 11:05 PM

Fellow Utahan, try M & M tool in downtown SLC. They are a great resource for woodking tool repair.

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