I bought this saw on Ebay because I think I can make cross cuts by hand instead of on the table saw. And .. I want to be able to miter accurately as well. I chose this one because .. well .. it looked well used and cared for AND because I want to use it. Collecting doesn’t do much for me.
So what and how much to clean and repair?
First, there’s a small crack in the frame and the back foot is broken off. Some one recommended JB weld to fix these item (since I can’t weld nor do I have the equipment). I do, however, have a friend who welds although he’s new to it.
Here are my questions:
- What’s the best way to repair the crack? I was thinking “spot weld” on the back side of the frame.
- Should I have the foot rebuilt and if so, any suggestions on how to do that?
- Cleaning. There doesn’t appear to be a lot of rust just a layer of greasy black “something”. Maybe its original paint or added later paint. Should I clean it or just leave it.
- Thoughts on assessing and lubrication the saw holding mechanism. It works fine as is, but I want to make sure it stays that way.