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post #1 of 5 Old 04-13-2016, 10:45 AM Thread Starter
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New here and new to woodworking

I've used a few newer table saws that friends of mine have doing small projects here and there over the years. Looking to get into setting up my own little shop and start doing some projects myself. I got my hands on a craftsman direct drive 8" table saw and an old craftsman band saw.

TS model# 113.221620
Band saw# 113.24350

Gonna get them cleaned up this weekend. I downloaded and printed each manual. What should I do as far as taking apart and oiling and whatnot. They've been sitting in a garage for at least 5 or so years. The table saw runs but I just plugged it in to see if it ran and shut it down. So pretty much what do I need to do to get these up and running. Pictures below
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post #2 of 5 Old 04-13-2016, 11:00 AM
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First off, welcome to Woodworking Talk! Woodworking is a fun and relaxing hobby!

As for your tools, great things can come from humble beginnings! Sandpaper and green scrubby pads are going to be your friends in the near future, I can see that! Once you get parts free of rust be sure to wax them with a silicone free wax (i.e. Johnson's Paste Wax available at most home sores). I will caution you on the oil part, however. Oil tends to attract sawdust and will then turn in to something that clogs and binds things! A dry film lube is good for the arbor tilt and blade lifting screws and it won't create a mess like oil will.

Now then, at the risk of sounding like a bit of a snob, when you get a few dollars, sell the direct drive saw and opt for a bit better and move up to 10 inch. For about $150 or so, you can move in to a belt drive contractor's saw with a fairly decent fence system. Look around on CL and take your time, the right deal will come along.

Your band saw is a keeper and the miter gauge on your table saw should fit it without issue. You are most likely aware of this already, but just to make sure I do my part, Youtube is a great resource on tool care and projects that will make your tools more versatile. Naturally, questions here will also yield a plethora of answers that will assist you.

Again, welcome and I look forward to more threads by you!

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Yes I will be cleaning all day Sunday. I'll be sure to post some after pics here too. And yes I've heard and from research I see I'm gonna want to move up to a 10". But if I can I'm gonna try to get some use out of this one. Just have a few small pallet projects on the docket for now.

Any other tips or other suggestions??
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post #4 of 5 Old 04-13-2016, 02:58 PM
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Any other tips or other suggestions??
First, you're welcome! Next, if you don't have one, go get a decent combination square from Lowe's or HD to help you tune up your saws. Nothing worse than a saw that isn't square!

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Welcome to the club. There isn't much to these saws. The bearings are sealed so all you have to do is clean the tilting top and arbor of these saws and lube them with dry lubricant. Once you get the rust off the tops you might wax them with some paste wax so wood freely moves.
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