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Table Saws #4: Beaver 6200 9" Table Saw - Restoration Done

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Blog entry by uMinded posted 09-15-2013 04:20 AM 922 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: Beaver 6200 9" Table Saw - Restoration 2 Part 4 of Table Saws series Part 5: Beaver 6200 9" Table Saw - New Motor »

Finally got the whole saw back together again and spent the evening tuning up the trunnions and arbor runout.

The arbor had about 0.012” runout in it so I mounted an aluminum angle bracket in a pyramid shape and used a machinist 123 block with a few grits of sandpaper to true it up. Got the idea from: http://woodgears.ca/saw_arbor/index.html except I didn’t have a stone.

I have a question though, the original saw had bent rails that mount the side wings. The total saw was 24” (saw) 12” (wing) and the 5/8” stainless bar was 30” long. I could not find any stainless but I did pick up two hot rolled bars for $12/piece and their 50” long. What configuration would be the most suitable for this size of saw? I was thinking 12” of support on the left and 22” on the right but is an even 18” on each side what most people are looking for?

I did a few test cuts and stalled the motor, then found out that its a crazy old motor with liquid oil cups and bronze bushings lol. Then I found out its a universal motor and the brushes have been arcing for decades…...

Soo… Should I keep this saw and find a used motor for $100 or sell it for $75 profit? I have a 10” Hussmann that I have tuned up but its nowhere as beefy as this Beaver is.

The saw as I got it:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/90883337@N02/9639791275/

The saw as it is now:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/90883337@N02/9754459956/



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#1 posted 09-16-2013 01:27 AM

The saw looks great. It’s tough to sell a tablesaw without a motor. Maybe motorize and use while advertising it for sale. What size was the original motor, 1/2 or 3/4 probably?

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#2 posted 09-16-2013 01:38 AM

It had a rockin 3/4HP universal motor. I checked Kijiji and their are a bunch of 3/4-1.5HP motors out there for around $50 (but already snagged).

I think I will keep working on the saw as it needs an outfeed support, miter sled and fence. Then snag a motor as circumstance allows.

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