|Forum topic by FOehl||posted 11-03-2014 02:51 PM||1411 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
11-03-2014 02:51 PM
Hello Everyone, I’ve just come into possession of an Emco WoodworkerKS80 table saw and could really do with some tips and guidance on getting it up and running as it should. I’m a novice woodworker and have never owned or used a table saw before, so it’s a bit daunting!
The table saw in question came from a school that was closing down its wood shop about 2-3 years ago, and since then it’s been sitting in the corridor at work. a couple of weeks ago my boss decided it was time to get rid of it so I said I’d take it off his hands.
It looks in fairly good nick, with no rust or apparent damage to the cast iron table top, but other parts of the hardware have some light rust (nothing too deeply pitted though by the looks of it). The combination blade raise/lower and tilt is very stiff though, and the wheel will not push in/pull out to engage for altering the blade angle
I bought a single to three phase inverter so I could turn the thing on and it fires up okay with no obvious blade wobble or dangerous sounds. When I tried a quick test cut with it though, the blade quickly got bogged down and a little smoke appeared, so I shut it off and decided that it could probably do with a full service and clean before trying to use it.
I’d really appreciate any advice anyone can give to a newbie on how to approach servicing this thing and getting it up and running as it looks like a really nice saw. Advice on what bits and bobs would be useful for cleaning rust off cast iron etc. would also be massively appreciated.