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01-26-2022 03:25 PM

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Hello all, first post.

I have been searching all over the web for a video or some other form of comprehensive picture guide to help me with the project I started.

Neighbors moved away, new ones moved in and wanted to get rid of stuff the previous owner left behind. So I said sure i’ll take it.

It is a Sears Craftsman 12” two speed tilt head band saw with a cabinet space beneath. It had been sitting outside under a tin roof for quite some time and had a fair amount of rust and critters.

So I went ahead and went about tearing it down so I could clean it, that was a hassle. The saw itself is attached via the underside of the table, and the table being bolted down to the frame. I did finally find some random video saying that the whole thing is supposed to separate from the cabinet beneath, but the truss head bolts just keep spinning when I try to remove the nuts.

I’ve managed through trial and error to get most of it back together, but the lack of actual pictures of what it should look like when doing it has piled up

I found the owner’s manual digital version in a PDF on Sears Direct, but it doesn’t go into any details on where I am stuck.

I’m now at the point of trying to both drop the table and saw in while simultaneous fitting the bevel armature into the appropriate slot, and not fairing well.

I was just hoping someone out there could direct me to some direction out there, whether it be video or picture. As of yet I have not found any that discuss the disassembly of the saw to the degree that I did.

I will link a post for reference to saw model.

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