Parts have been ordered, but, at the moment just enough to fire it up so I know its still a working saw.
As soon as its fired up, I'll strip it totally to pieces and start a complete refurbishment here.
It appears to have a few missing parts, things like missing table extension bars, dust bag, Allen key, blade wrench.
First of the parts arrived today and I have fitted new brushes and holders at least I now know its a runner.
No prizes for guessing as to what was wrong with it. The brushes were very simple to fit. Shown the old brushes and holders, New brushes and holders now fitted, brush covers re- fitted. The trigger switch was hanging out of the handle with a muddle of wiring now sorted and refitted in position.
The ordered Tc blade came today as well. Instead of replacing like for like, the old blade only had 24 teeth I increased the new blades to 64 teeth for a much finer finish to the cut. The drive belt I wont fit till the present one breaks.
I reassembled all parts today, after fiddling hear and there to work out where and how all the parts fitted which took a bit of time seeing it was already stripped apart so i didn't know how they fitted into each other, but, as you can see it all back together.
As seen here an off cut of Oak 60 * 45 mm it cut spot on at 90 degrees across the gain and at 90 degrees vertically, absolutely no wobble, no signs of wear in the bearings or shaft, phew.
I tried several other cuts with lovely clean finishes, from these cuts I decided there is no point in stripping this saw any further, even if I were to replace all bearings and the main drive shaft it would not improve the saws cuts at all, unnecessary work and expense. I think a case of leave well alone.
All I'm going to do now is make a simple bench to bolt it to. any ideas?
Monday send it off t for re-sharpening seeing it has wear I'll keep this one for rough cutting and as a spare while the other blade is away for sharpening.