Shop Projects #2: Table Saw Motor Adjustment

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Blog entry by DevilDogNurse posted 03-10-2012 11:47 PM 2261 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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I received this table saw for FREE several years ago, when a friend backed into it in the garage…. the table is solid cast Iron with Webbed wings, so that was undamaged, but the motor mount was trashed. It was her grandfathers saw, and she just couldn’t throw it away. She let me have it, since I promised to get it working again and to use it. I got a BEEFY motor from the Ex’s uncle who’s an HVAC installer… Cost… a case of beer. God bless BEER!

My first stab at fabing up a mount worked…. Sort of. The angle of the motor to the blade bearing was too shallow, and the motor was not properly tensioned. It would work fine cutting through 1x’s and small stuff, but even trying to rip a construction grade 2×4 would just bind up the blade…..

So, after dealing with that for a couple of YEARS (yes, I’m slow….) I took it back apart, cut, cut, grind, grind… drill…. grind…. Swear….. Hey, it works!!!

And really well too!

-- Marine, Nurse, Dad.

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#1 posted 03-11-2012 06:17 AM

Necessity is the mother of invention. Nice job.

-- Tom D

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