Table Saw Restoration

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Introduction: Table Saw Restoration

Quick restoration project I thought I'd share.

Step 1: Disassemble

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

Step 2: Organize

Keep all the hardware organized for easy cleaning and reassembly.

Step 3: Rust Removal

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

Step 4: Body

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

Spray a few coats of paint on the desired pieces.

Step 6: Electric Motor

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

Step 7: Motor

Reassemble the motor.

Step 8: Reassemble

Reassemble the saw and use lubricant where desired.

Step 9: Adjustment

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

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

Step 11: Tap

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

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

Step 13: Run Out

Check the blade for run out with a dial indicator.

Step 14: Assemble

Continue assembly.

Step 15: Fence

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

Step 16: Finish

Rip some stock.

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    gm280

    1 year ago

    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.

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