Goodell-Pratt Miter Saw box and Disston Miter Saw: Refurb Blog #3: Box all cleaned up and put back together.

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Blog entry by Holbs posted 04-01-2018 03:34 AM 2711 reads 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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If anyone needs instructions on how to put this model miter saw box back together again, message me and I’ll help. I had to take this thing apart about 15-20 times as it’s a jigsaw to put back together. But it’s done. All evil rust removed via electrolysis, small dremel wire, and large wire brush. May keep it as is or paint it. Kinda like the “gun metal” look.
Unsure if the height guide brackets are suppose to be used the way I am using them, but they work. Did a test cut (this is prior to sharpening) and the piece came out square.
Not too shabby for being born in 1904.

-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter "xylokopos/ξυλοκὀπος"

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#1 posted 04-01-2018 09:17 PM

Thanks for leading the way with your restoration project. I recently purchased a Goodell-Pratt at a local household goods auction. Paid the princely sum of $4 for the box and saw. I’ve given everything a preliminary cleanup. Full restoration awaits my time and attention.

-- 1965 Scooper

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#2 posted 04-01-2018 10:37 PM

Scooper.. my advice would be to take pictures for every screw, bolt, spring you remove and from what part. It gets tricky to re-install the 3 prong item on the moveable arm because you have to have the spring, some bolts, coming from the below while at the same time have to have screws and fixtures from the top. I get it all back together and then realize i have to take the assembly back apart to install the spring, for example :) As you remove stuff, notate on a piece of paper step 1, step 2, etc. That would help a bunch.
And now onto the saw plate and saw handle. Already got 98% of rust off the plate but will hit it with 400 grit to smooth out scratches.

-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter "xylokopos/ξυλοκὀπος"

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#3 posted 04-02-2018 06:08 AM

Looks good, nearly like new.

-- Rick M,

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#4 posted 09-15-2020 08:16 PM

I have the same Miter Saw, it needs cleaning up AND I Am missing one of the round guides that the Saw itself slides in. Anybody able to help me find that part. Saw was my Late Father-In-Laws & I wish to complete it. Thank you
My Saw is Model 1305A

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