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Mitre Box, a rehab story

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Blog series by bandit571 updated 08-07-2019 01:38 PM 4 parts 1700 reads 9 comments total

Part 1: Start up, and a clean up...

08-04-2019 01:53 AM by bandit571 | 0 comments »

before I can work on the bench, I need to clean it off…even the cleaned up bits.. Needed to leave this “A.O.” because a mess like this, just won’t do.. Messy? Ehhh, could be… give me a few minutes, though…. Even the tool well. Ok..picked a Mitre Box and Saw the other day….$15…had to remove the saw, to make carrying it around a little better.. Saw itself is a Disston, 4” x 26”, No. 4 Mitre saw. Says so, right in the ...

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Part 2: 2 soakings, new decking..wire troubles

08-05-2019 12:37 PM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

OK…Remove the extra deck…and tossed it away, took the mitre box outside to sit in the sunshine for a while The Oringinal decking. Found a metal disc in the deck…Also got a better look at the stock rests… These are also OEM items, they have, instead of a folded up end, just a small pin, that keeps the rests from being pulled out too far, and getting lost… Now, about that metal disc in the deck….since this version of the mitre box does not use a ro...

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Part 3: New wheel, still soaking

08-05-2019 11:35 PM by bandit571 | 2 comments »

New wheel was installed, and put to work.. PITA to change out. Plastic tub for parts was brought down to the shop.. got the stock rests all cleaned up, and shiny…which left two pointy screws to do.. Called stock holders, they have a pointy end, that will grip a board into place, while you saw away..Into the tub these go. The 2 catches from the tops of the guide assemblies, are cleaned up, and re-installed, they also have a patent date stamped into them “10-5-09”...

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Part 4: Finally...done

08-07-2019 01:38 PM by bandit571 | 5 comments »

Ok..turned the frame over, cleaned out around where the King bolt’s threads come up through….and soaked those for a day….Knee rehab was rough…came home and took a nap…..Next morning,,,tried again….hmmm,getting fed up….grabbed the hammer, and hit right on the head of that bolt, 6-8 times. Had to drive the tip of the BIG screwdriver into the slot, added a pair of visegrips to assist…Uuuuummpf With a loud ” Creeack” bolt came loose...

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