In my last post I showed how I broke down the table and the condition of what I was working with:
To prep the table for reconditioning, I used Goo-Gone and 400 grit sandpaper on the all the legs, motor housing and anything with paint on it to scuff out scratches and prep the surface to take new paint. I used a Rustoleum paint for farm equipment. I liked the Troy-built red. I also used a flat back. I did not prime first, but used at least 4 layers of paint for each part. This took the better part of an entire Saturday to do. I also taped off stickers, metal signage and other portions of the saw I did not want to paint with blue painters tape.
Here are my paint and prep pictures:
It was a good thing that the bolts, screws and washers/nuts all had very specific sizes. It made it very easy to group them and reassemble without loss or stripping. This thing also weighed a TON. So I would advise you have some help when putting it back together.
Here are my reassembly pictures:
I greased up all the tilt and raise components and tested the saw’s movement. I used simple synthetic lube. I may change to a different lube in the near future. I did not do a full restore on the fence handle. I may go back and do that as it has a few nicks and bumps I may want to clear out. Before I finished up, I applied a polishing compound to the wings and also applied liquid Carnauba wax. I was hoping this would help with shine and dust. My plan is at some point to build a dust collector underneath and put this guy on a wheel frame so I can roll it around.
Check out my finished table on the next part of my post:
Obligatory Picture of Me
Taking Life Apart- What Does That Mean?I have decided to talk more about what I want and not just what I do at work. I have had a fascination since I was a child with understanding how things work. I would and still do- dismantle things to see how they work. I believe I have begun to do this with my life experience in my writing. So- here is my attempt at explaining the world I have been tearing apart in order to live my life.