Radial Arm Saw Problem
A while back I picked up an old 10-inch, Rockwell radial arm saw. It wasn't in great shape, but the price seemed right, and I always figure that if I canít fix it, it ainít broke. Well, I discovered a problem Iím not sure how to deal with. It seems that somehow, the rails in the radial arm that the roller bearings ride in have become pitted. This causes the saw to pull ďroughlyĒ. Iím not sure itís a big problem, but I donít like it. I think the correct ďfixĒ for this would be to weld a bead into the rail and have it machined out. However, I donít think the saw is worth that much work and expense. I was thinking about trying to fill the pits with JB Weld and sand it smooth.
Has anyone else had similar problems or other ideas for a fix?