|Forum topic by lightcs1776||posted 11-19-2013 03:49 PM||849 views||0 times favorited||11 replies|
11-19-2013 03:49 PM
I’m very new to woodworking. I recently purchased a Craftsman TS which looks to be from 1980 or 1981. I’ve cleaned it up pretty well, put on three or four coats of paste wax, ordered a PALS kit, replaced bolts, and will pick up a link belt for it in the near future. I also plan on getting metal replacement cranks as the plastic tilt crank is cracked. I paid $100 for it, which is about as cheap as I have seen for anything in half-way decent shape in my area, and the motor was replaced within the last couple years. I’ll be keeping a look out for a used fence, such as a Vega 40, but I don’t know that I could find something cheap enough as my budget is extremely limited. I’ve been on this site for a few weeks, joined less than a week ago, and greatly appreciate how willing folks are to share their knowledge. Does anyone see anything else I should be considering replacing in the near future? I obviously can’t afford a higher quality saw right now, but I think this should allow me to start developing some skills in making simple coffee tables, bookshelves, and cabinets.
Thanks in advance for any tips.
My two helpers in sanding and bolting the unit back together
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