|Forum topic by TraveledSome||posted 05-11-2012 03:09 AM||4479 views||0 times favorited||30 replies|
05-11-2012 03:09 AM
Okay for those of you who helped me on original post looking for a saw thank you. Now that I have this baby though I am having to wait awhile before I can get garage rewired by electrician friend of mine….that’s okay though, because i have ALOT to do. At $450 I think my G1023 is a steal….but it does need some love as I knew it would.
First the saw:
It doesn’t actually give model number anywhere on it, the only info is on motor:
This is the 2hp Air Filtration system I bought at the same time for $200, as it seemed a good deal. It is misisng switch though he just turned it on and off with shop breaker box, I have no such dedicated breaker for garage though so I’ll have to find another hook up method to turn on and off without having to unplug it everytime.
1. The Surface, the simple…...or at least I hope it to be simple reconditioning the table…
Reading online further confused me didn’t realize how many options there were, so please give me your thoughts on which type of belts, specific brand and good place to buy also, as well as why those belts? Twisted? Linked? Should I replace Pully’s? Any advice on this would be appreciated. This Grizzly TS is mightier than I R knowledgable.
3. The Fence.....I was originally going to replace fence, but honestly the cast gut of fence is nice and heavy and locks down well…it’s just the facing needs replacing….
I am thinking of ordering this and removing plywood all together… 3/4” X 4”X 48 ” Sheet
What do you think? Better option? Reason for keeping plywood backing and using thinner material? I really know nothing just looking around at options but this would make it more like modern fences I see.
4. Gears, Trunnions etc….
When I got it it was full of dust….guess that Air Filtration system didn’t work all that well…or at least not as he had it set up.
Okay there’s a decent amount of oxidation but the wheels turn whithout any major hang up, I suppose they could be smoother but not by much.
Truthfully I hate to monkey with this too much as I am not sure I can get it back right….does it need cleaning? Can I just lube it up a bit and go? Or do I need to clean and oil? do I need to get oxidation off? best way without disassembling? Any advice here….I have never worked on anything on this level….closes thing was a cast smoker and I wasn’t afraid to go crazy there with navel Jelly and a sander as well.. This is something I don’t want to mess up.
5. Splitter. This saw also has NO splitter or riving knife. The professional carpenter we hired for some work in nursery scoffs at this as he hates them and says he just has table waxed and pushes quickly, and it will either go through or knock him out and he hasn’t been knocked out yet….I am not quite as experienced though and have memories of that little accident I had in my dad’s garge and impaling a piece of wood in the wall and that was with a smaller tabletop craftsman…... so best options? Why?
I was thinking of going here:
And getting the Bork
Okay in my first post I got a great deal of info on this from “knotscott”
Thank you…. I think currently I may just get a Inifinity like he mentioned..
it’s $99 on their site and Amazon is sold out…...is there an equal option at lower price? Also anywhere better to buy? Would I do better to have a couple of cheaper blades in different configs? If I pony up a for this one it will be awhile before I could get another.
7. Miter Guage, Blade guard, Dust collection? Trap Door?
The Miter Guage is missing, I am currently planning on getting replacement cast iron one from Grizzly unless someone can give me a good reason to get another…...might as well get what I want now since I don’t have one for it….
Plastic guard above blade? Useful? Not sure if one comes for Bork? Also have seen set up with seperate dust collection knozzle there….worth setting up? or in the way?
Trap Door is missing. The previous owner had just put the air filtration tube inside hole. Which I imagine did not make a really good seal and remove dust well…..is there a trap door made to fit tube tightly? Where can i get one?
8. What is the newbie forgetting?
What have I not looked at that I should be looking at? I got time, no 220 wire yet, and weeks before I will have one…...how do I get my baby ship shape? Any other pics that would help? Remember while I have done some work in dad’s garage growing up, and certainly read quite a bit in books and online before embaring on this, I am a real newb….don’t for a moment count on me already knowing much of anything! :D
(BTW I do realize I still need to make measurements and adjustments, but until I get the above taken care of seems sort of ahead of the game…)
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