Introduction: Table Saw Restoration

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Quick restoration project I thought I'd share.

Step 1: Disassemble

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Disassemble the saw and take good photos of all the parts to help with reassembly.

Step 2: Organize

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Keep all the hardware organized for easy cleaning and reassembly.

Step 3: Rust Removal

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I used a store purchased rust remover called "Metal Rescue" for this project. It was very quick and easy, albeit expensive.

Step 4: Body

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Clean the body of the saw and give it a light sanding to prepare it for painting. Tape off any surfaces that do not need paint. To properly repaint the project, first remove all the paint with a stripper or abrasive and prime.

Step 5: Paint

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Spray a few coats of paint on the desired pieces.

Step 6: Electric Motor

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Disassemble the electric motor. Clean all the parts and use pressurized air to clean out the coils.

Step 7: Motor

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Reassemble the motor.

Step 8: Reassemble

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Reassemble the saw and use lubricant where desired.

Step 9: Adjustment

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Square the blade to the surface of the table and adjust the stop on the internal threaded rods to hold the square position.

Step 10: Sand Top

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Lightly sand the paint off the top of the table using fine grit paper.

Step 11: Tap

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The threads for the table insert screw hole were stripped. I tried to tap the hole but wasn't having any luck. I used JB Weld to secure a nut under the hole to hold the screw.

Step 12: Wax Top

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Put a coat of wax on the top of the saw to prevent rust and provide a low friction surface.

Step 13: Run Out

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Check the blade for run out with a dial indicator.

Step 14: Assemble

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Continue assembly.

Step 15: Fence

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Restore the fence and make adjustments. I replaced the plastic rolling wheel with a skateboard ball bearing.

Step 16: Finish

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Rip some stock.


gm280 (author)2016-11-05

Nice refurbish job indeed. I have a similar table saw. And I replaced some parts and even the motor. Then I added some side table extensions and even an out-feed extension. Then I went high end with a Biesemeyer fence and it is amazing how well that very old table saw cuts now. I also built a base cabinet for it and it looks like a very high end cabinet table saw, and works equally as well too. So you did a great job and even if you don't do anything else to it, it will suffice for your needs very well.

spyder2021 (author)2016-11-05

nicely done, need to restore mine. You did some great work there.

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