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Mitre saw, a before and after

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Picked a Craftsman Miter box, for $5 at a barn sale. A bit on the rusty side, seemed to be a home for wayward spiders

 

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Lovely, ain't it? Sitting on my Saw Bench, too. Well, I took the saw itself out of the box/base. Took the tote off. Shined up the three bolts. Medallion just says CRAFTSMAN. Sanded the tote a bit to clean it off. Wire brush in the drill press to get rid of the top layers of rust on the plate. Brought the plate back out to the saw bench, hooked up a palm sander and some 220 grit. sanded down to bare.clean metal. Wasn't worried about any etch. Too rusty, and Craftsman used a silk screened logo. Set the pieces to dry a bit, since I used a pad of Never dull under the sander as a last step. Buffed that out. put the saw back together

 

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Yep, it is a biggie. 22" saw. Maybe 11 or more tpi. Looks a little better?

Ok, next the base. Old broom to evict about ten resident spiders, and demolish their homes. Had a sprayer cleaner from odd lots, gave the base a good soaking down. Then a wipe down. Couple places had some rust going on, sanded that off. About time to put this saw back together

 

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Does look just a little better, don't it now. As for the base

 

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Yep, you can read every degree on that scale. Rollers work nice and smooth. Still learning about all the locks this thing has.

 

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The levers seem to lock the rollers in the "up" spot. That thumbscrew thingy seems to be some sort of depth stop? No, I haven't found a motor under there, nor a place to plug in a battery.

 

 

Not too bad, for a $5 saw?

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Nice restoration brought over from the Archives.

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Back at it again, too.....picked another Mitre saw up today...for $4..

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Twas a might rusty...

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Tag said $5..got it for $4...

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About an hour in the rehab shop....later..:ChinScratch:

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Took it out for a test drive...

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Seems to be complete...results of making a bit of sawdust..

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Did not clamp the miter box down...but..

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Seems to still be sharp enough..Haven't counted the teeth yet...

 

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43 minutes ago, steven newman said:

Back at it again, too.....picked another Mitre saw up today...for $4..

Hey I've got one of those, bought mine new from the Home Depot about 25yrs ago, still have it.

Pretty good little saws actually.

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