Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Bridgton, Maine
The saw now runs and cuts. I had to make a couple of mods to get the new upper hinge in. it looks like the old one, only beefier, but the holes for the pins that hold it in, and that it pivots on, would not fit in the drilled holes. i redrilled them and then found that the holes couldn't be drilled deep enough to accommodate the full length of the pins, so I cut the pins about 5/16 shorter and everything went together as it should.
The saw now has new trunnions, thrust bearings, upper hinge and urethane tires.It has gone from being horribly noisy to a comfortable noise level, and a new blade will get rid of even more noise as it has a "thump" caused by a bad weld or slight bend in the blade.
My wife says I never finish anyth