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Posted on Craftsman 113.12171 motor burned up, save it or replace it?

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#1 posted 03-20-2017 03:57 PM

So Saturday we put the new bearing in, oiled it up, reassembled, and she runs! I haven’t had time to clean up the top yet, but we got some of the trim for our house ripped with it. The old blade looked rusty, but it’s still in good shape so after a couple of small scrap pieces it was shined up and cutting great! The saw is quiet and smooth, much better than I expected. :-)

I still want to replace the stand, clean/wax the top, and the fence is barely functional (lots of tapping and measuring to set it up every time), but for a free saw we’re pretty pleased. Next up we get to decide if the old DeWalt radial arm saw that came with it is worth saving. ;-) But first we gotta finish siding the house!

Thanks everyone! You guys had some great ideas and we couldn’t have done it without you!

-- Striving for function *and* form, but settling quite happily for function. ;-)

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