Hi, I'm brand new here.
My Dad bought this saw brand new in '74. I've inherited it and have used it a few times. I'm preparing to rebuild it completely this winter and would like some advice.
This won't be a restoration ... more of a RestoMod.
Fence - At the very least I'll add an Accusquare fence. Incra if I win the lottery. The original is trashed.
Arbor Bearings - The 30 year old bearings will be replaced. Any suggestions here?
Finish - Paint or Powder Coat?
Legs - It has the origal flared legs, but the bottoms are bent and in fairly bad shape. Anyone know a source? Should I just make my own straight legs?
Power switch - The original was replace long ago. I'd like to get a nice switch on the machine now. Any ideas? A router table safety switch perhaps?
Motor - The current motor is a Craftsman 1HP 110V. I'd like to have something beefier, but it's not a priority right now. I'm still researching sources. I already have a link belt.
I'll be getting a PALS, dial indicator, etc. to align everything.
Thanks in advance for any advice you can give.
Jim in Houston