No Im still here lol. One of my cats suddenly passed away yesterday, so my wife and I were pretty distraught. Naturally, table saw rebuild is second fiddle to that.
To address some things
@gmercer -> thats the picture of the top taken off and disassembled, no belt to speak of here?
-> All testing is done with mitutoyo dial indicators and digital readout angle gauges. 89.7 drives me BONKERS, but I think I have that sorted. The previous owner greased the trunions so they were just packed with rock hard sawdust chunks.
-> The top is 7/16" thick cast iron; there would be TONS of engagement on bolts threaded in. I would still use locking nuts on the reverse to make sure nothing moves and give it some rigidity as well. Installing the leaves is an enormous pain in the ass actually. As far as the top, I just meant truing up the miter slots and getting rid of the enormous amounts of rust and stuff on it. For the arbor, I'd LOVE to lathe it up but I lack that particular machine haha. The outboard bearing was shot to hell, so once I get it pulled out of the bearings, I'll check its run out and if its not up to snuff, I'll simply get a new arbor. I have the ability to true up the plate faces to parallel to each other, but not fix run out on the shaft. One way or another, I'll get that part sorted. Given the outboard bearing was toast, Im hoping that fixes the issues.
-> The motor was a replacement. I double checked it, its a Marathon 2hp (thought it was 3!) rigid mount motor. Power has never been an issue (too much or too little). Considering the absolute quality of the unit, I will not be replacing it. Nothing "portable" about this beast though, she weighs a good 400 pounds easily. To move it, I needed 3 people to help lift it 4" to get on a trailer, and it was HEAVY.
-> The reason I want to go to a 12" blade is due to resaw capacity. 10" blade gets me not quite 4" so 16/4 thick stock I have to flip to rip it. Maybe once everything is perfectly lined up this wouldnt be an issue? Ill hold off on the 12" blade part then. I was actually surprised at the belt, its a kevlar belt and has almost no wear at all; Im aware the linked belts should help things, but they are quite pricey. Currently saving up for an 8" helical head jointer, so every penny needs to be utilized effectively. I'll take a look at steel v pulleys.