Tool Restoration #5: ST 12H Restoration Complete

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Blog entry by robscastle posted 01-03-2017 08:23 AM 2149 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The table saw restoration was completed today.

I made a mobile base for it
Found a suitable knob for the Rip Fence
Found a better knob for securing the side access cover
Cut up some timber for a test run and then put everything away.

The mobile base
For the base I used a piece of MDF then attached some crate roller tracks I found in the scap bin at Smiths Chips underneath. I may have to call them “Crowie wheels” as it was his comment which prompted me to try them.

The base is 600mm x 600mm

Ferretting around I found a knob possibly what was originally part of a lawn mower handle, fitted a new bolt and screwed it into the Rip Fence locking Cam,... it works !

Here is a shot inside the saw showing the motor and its hinge setup, it just sits there tensioning the two Vee belts.

More Knobs:-
In my plastic box of knobs for jigs I found another one suitable for replacing the screw which was holding the cover shut.

I am at a loss as to why this cover is so deep there is nothing inside anywhere near it, maybe some other members know the answer?

The saw blade guard I cannot figure out how it fits up, so possibly its not the correct guard.

I did a net search on the Grizzly site to see if I could find find a similar saw but there were none listed with 3 Hp motors.

Maybe if you own a ST-12H you could assist in answering the “oddities” I found with the particular saw.

This is a closing shot of how well the table cleaned up.

Well thats all from me ….and looks like No 3 son has taken a shine to it wanting to use it for some thing he wants to build.

Thanks for looking in.

-- Regards Rob

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#1 posted 01-03-2017 08:36 AM

The rollers are beaut, and the best price too..
The saw has come up a treat, well done sir….

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#2 posted 01-03-2017 01:48 PM

Looks like a new one

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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Jay Boutwell

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#3 posted 01-03-2017 02:35 PM

Well Robert it appears that you have found yourself a jewel after all. It takes work to turn out something that will work satisfactory and you also have to be resourceful and somewhat inventive as well. I can see by what you have done that you are pretty good at all the needed aspects of restoration of something without spending a pile of money on. Congratulations on a job well done. I hope this saw will serve you well for many years and project to come. I see that it is a 12 inch saw and that is also a plus . Take care Robert and have a great year ahead.

-- Jay-- Cabinet Technology

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#4 posted 01-03-2017 09:36 PM

Just a SUPER job of refurbishing!

You have a very LUCKY #3 son!! He will enjoy it!

I guess the blade was still good… sharp, etc.??

Happy New Year!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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