Table Saw Refurbish

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Blog entry by bacoach posted 02-20-2017 01:12 AM 1244 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After reading about other LJs Craftsman 113 saw rebuild I decided that it was time to clean mine up. I rescued it about 25 years ago from an individual who was using it to cut log slabs for firewood. It had been in his barn for several years. I cleaned it up then and used it in my wood shop with it working just fine. It came with me when we moved about 12 years ago. Job responsibilities got in the way of my woodworking and it sat in my garage/shop collecting dust. It did make a great shelf. Upon retiring this past year I have put it to use and as I was giving it a tune-up decided to give it a total overhaul. I broke it down to parts and cleaned, painted, and rewired the motor, added a paddle safety switch, and attempted to get the rust out of the table top. Not bad for a 50 year old saw. Now I can move on to my next project.

-- BAcoach, Tennessee

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#1 posted 02-20-2017 01:33 AM

That is one good looking saw. I love vintage machines. Great job

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#2 posted 02-20-2017 03:21 AM

Looks awesome, great saws will be around for another 50 years making lots of saw dust

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#3 posted 02-20-2017 04:11 AM

You did a really good job on that saw. Bring it back to life. I have one like that sitting in farmers barn somewhere. I gave it to him when I moved 3 years ago. Actually I gave him 2. One gold one and one silver one. I had no where to store them.

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#4 posted 02-20-2017 11:32 PM

I had a saw like this but it had solid cast iron wings on it. I just bought a 30 year old delta unisaw that I am in progress of restoring now. I just sold my saw like this since I have this new saw. I regret ever selling it. The unison is great but I loved this saw. I called the guy back and told him if he wanted the money back I wanted the saw back. He said keep the money but I can come use it when I want.

-- What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.

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