Making a fence for table saw and bad bearing ???

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Forum topic by MNbuzzdust posted 04-30-2009 12:20 AM 1169 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-30-2009 12:20 AM

1. I have seen people make fences for their table saws but not sure where they get or make the strips that slide into the slots there your miters slides??
2. I may have a bad bearing on my delta table saw as I can hear some rattling on start up. Can these be replaced or the motors be replaced???

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#1 posted 04-30-2009 12:54 AM

I replaced the bearing in an old 1948 Craftsman saw that was on the arbor of the saw. Noticed it was bad while trying to tune up the saw. I could get the blade in line with the miter slot until i put the belt back on. Then it would be way out. See if you can track down the exact source of the noise before you start tearing things apart. It was easy to replace the bearing. Getting to it was another matter.


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#2 posted 04-30-2009 02:05 AM

Yes the sled is what I meant thanks for clearing that up! I was thinking maybe a guy could buy some of that material that fits exactly in the slot somewhere. I guess Ill just use wood. Thanks

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#3 posted 04-30-2009 02:22 AM

Arbor bearings and motor bearings are pretty easy to replace. If you don’t feel comfortable doing it pretty much any machine shop can probably press the old ones off and the new ones on for a minimal charge.

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#4 posted 04-30-2009 02:55 AM

All the wookworking specialty stores have poly material in lots of sizes. A 3/4” thick x 4 ’ x about 4” will be in the $20 range, I think. Most TS sots are 3/4” I believe.

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#5 posted 04-30-2009 03:28 AM

I work on a bargin basement budget, so when I made my cross cut sled I made my own strips out of oak scraps. You only need to make it a hair smaller than the slot.

Bearings are easy to replace. You will find it easiest to remove the motor end from the motor nad the bearings should come just fall out of the end caps.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#6 posted 04-30-2009 05:35 AM

That is an awesome sled and that guy must have some serious patience to design and build those puzzles!
I think Ill just be making a basic sled for now but the possibilities are endless.
Brian thanks for the bearing info Ill dig into it.

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