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Blog series by uMinded updated 314 days ago 5 parts 3928 reads 5 comments total

Part 1: Beaver 6200 9" Table Saw - The Find

329 days ago by uMinded | 1 comment »

Got this guy for free from work. I paid $25 for a RAS and they wanted the whole corner cleaned out. Unit is a ~1979 Beaver 9” Tilting Table Saw http://www.flickr.com/photos/90883337@N02/9639790797/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/90883337@N02/9639791275/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/90883337@N02/9643027972/

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Part 2: Beaver 6200 9" Table Saw - Restoration 1

329 days ago by uMinded | 1 comment »

Took the whole saw apart and started cleaning up the guts this evening, I was worried from first appearance that the trunnions where totally covered in rust. I picked up a wire wheel for my drill and went to town on it and discovered that not only was it not rust but the cast iron is in PERFECT condition, the original coating does not have a scratch on it. Or the cast iron is naturally shiny… Here is the result: http://www.flickr.com/photos/90883337@N02/9648895951/ http://ww...

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Part 3: Beaver 6200 9" Table Saw - Restoration 2

316 days ago by uMinded | 0 comments »

The restoration was actually pretty easy given that the cast iron had no rust on it at all. It took me three cans of spray paint. bottle of acetone and a wire wheel for my drill but the total cost has come to $32 so far! The nuts and bolts where tricky to clean up. I put them in a container of white vinegar for 12hrs and had to do that three times before all the rust was cleaned off. I did not want to spend $20 on just hardware to replace it all. The paint I used was this tremclad profe...

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Part 4: Beaver 6200 9" Table Saw - Restoration Done

316 days ago by uMinded | 2 comments »

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...

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Part 5: Beaver 6200 9" Table Saw - New Motor

314 days ago by uMinded | 1 comment »

Made a random find on Kijiji near a small town I work in. Was only $35 for a 1.5 HP motor off of a grain auger. It is a bit weathered but still has all its power to give. It is also a brute and weighs in at nearly 65lbs!!! Do you think that 1.5 HP is too much for this 9” saw? With something this powerful I am moving into a full cabinet saws power range. http://www.flickr.com/photos/90883337@N02/9780714815/ If it is too much power I can probably get enough money at the scrap yar...

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