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Forum topic by Kev posted 01-03-2014 04:51 PM 935 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-03-2014 04:51 PM

Hi guys,

I couldn’t find an intro section for new members so I chose this section. Hi from sunny Melbourne, Australia (well not so sunny…we are not having the greatest of summers so far).

I started workwork a few years ago and got myself a Triton workcentre 2000 table saw. I spent more time trying to set the fence then actually making projects. So I passed this setup to my brother in law, just keeping the Triton Router table – at least this works like it should.

Anyway I recently picked up an old Jacobs csk10 10” table saw manufacture date 1984. I can’t find any info on it so searching the web I came across this website and one of your members Hutch seems to have the same saw but possibly rebadged.

Anyway the saw is in need of a strip down and clean. The top plate seems true but rusty. Top tip I used rust converter. I brushed it on and let it sit for 5 minutes, letting it bubble away then wiped off. The plate came up like new. I wasn’t expecting that to be honest but thought it would turn black. The top plate looks like new metal. The same results as if you used Molasses (Treacle for the English). Another good tip if you haven’t tried that.

I look forward to contributing and sharing my projects on this forum.



-- Kev, Melbourne, Australia

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#1 posted 01-03-2014 06:55 PM

Hi Kev, welcome to lumberjocks – the third friendliest place on the internet.
Nobody really gets upset here if you post in the “wrong” forum, but a lot of people never check out the coffee lounge section because they want to avoid some of the topics that get discussed here.

If you do get stuck on some forum issue – can’t post a pic or don’t know how to do something – then post a question in the feedback forum. There are site moderators who will be quick to help you.

I think we’ve got quite a few members from Australia so even though you’re using machines most of us have never heard of there is still a good chance at least one person will have the same tool if you have questions. I hope you’ll post a thread or even a blog about your tablesaw rebuild – it would be a nice change from looking at the same old brands we always see.

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#2 posted 01-03-2014 08:15 PM

Welcome aboard ! :o)

-- When I was a kid I wanted to be older . . . . . this CRAP is not what I expected !

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#3 posted 01-04-2014 07:57 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks, there are quite a few down under folks on here, and you should have a good time.

-- As ever, Gus-the 79 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#4 posted 01-04-2014 09:01 AM

G’day Kev, I wouldn’t mind being in Melbourne for a few days. We are cooking in S.E. Qld! 40+ deg. C, in the old speak 104+ F

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#5 posted 01-04-2014 10:16 AM

Thanks guys for making me feel welcome. Yes Bill I’ve been keeping an eye on your heat wave. I understand somewhere near Townsville reached 51C last week. Now that is hot.

-- Kev, Melbourne, Australia

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#6 posted 01-04-2014 10:20 AM

Hi JustJoe…I’ll take your advice and post pics on restoring my table saw. As I said before I think although its called Jacobs I think it was sold in USA under another brand. I’ll post pics and maybe one of the members will recognize it?

-- Kev, Melbourne, Australia

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