Dewalt Radial arm saw – quick clean up
Here are pictures of a reasonably heavy radial arm saw that I am cleaning up . At first glance all parts appeared present, but the rise and fall was stuck whilst the head travel was also sticky. Basically it was just very dirty.
So I started by pulling apart the main components being the base, vertical column, arm, motor and roller assembly. Inspected the rollers and the guide channels in the arm- no damage but full of gunk.Stripped each of the four rollers and cleaned the ball bearings using an ultra sound cleaner.Noted that the motor never had a terminal block for connecting power-just the 3 phase wires complete with cloth insulation disappearing into the body…. The base was quite difficult to separate from the column because it had obviously not been raised or lowered for about 30years or so.
Decided that it was a worthwhile project and deserved a number two spray job.
I will post more pics tomorrow.