|Forum topic by SvenPHX||posted 08-01-2013 09:19 PM||2189 views||0 times favorited||44 replies|
08-01-2013 09:19 PM
Quite a few years ago I purchased a Craftsman contractor style table saw and used it a lot to make a variety of furniture and jig projects. I changed my focus to working on cars a lot and took up metal work and welding so my table saw went into disuse. Eventually a friend of mine purchased the saw, maybe 5 years ago, which he hasn’t used more than a couple times and has been sitting in the garage collecting dust and rat poop.
My missus has been getting on me to build some furniture for the new house (bed, blanket chest, media center, drawer chest, etc.) and I want some cabinets for my garage. I’ve been looking for a table saw and to knock the dust off my tools.
Last night I managed to snag back my old saw for the perfect price ($0), along with the Freud 8” Super Dado set I purchased back in the day. Where the saw was sitting there was a ton of rat poop and various things that had been eaten or chewed on by the rats.
The saw top was covered in rat poop and there’s quite a bit of discoloration and surface rust. I’m certain the top is in good shape below it and the rust hasn’t bitten too deep. A bit of elbow grease, mineral oil and scotchbrite pads will get the top nice again.
I hauled it home and unloaded it. I plugged it in and flipped the switch. Nada! Not a peep from it. Maybe the motor is bad, maybe the rats ate through some wires, maybe it’s just annoyed having sat around for a while.
My intent is to get the saw up and running again, make sure it runs perfectly true and install a Incra TS-LS system.
Later I’ll take some photos and post them and more details (part numbers, etc.) on the saw itself. I’ll use this posting to keep track of my progress and suck your brains for information on how to do what I want. Real work will start on the saw next week.