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Trim saw repair
« on: June 10, 2017, 06:40:32 AM »

Hi All

With warmer weather here I am spending a lot of time in my other shop. It has no heat. Now it is time to fix my trim saw. I have the genie trim saw attachment and the table top is just worn out to the point it grabs and throws stones. It is getting a new stainless cover that should last long after me. Another pic after it is done.

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Shawn
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Re: Trim saw repair
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2017, 06:59:57 AM »

Gotta' love seeing a thread like this first thing on a Saturday morning. Gets my RPMs up off of low idle... .

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Re: Trim saw repair
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2017, 04:07:48 PM »

In refurbishing the 6" saw table on the Loretone combination machine I got at a recent estate sale, I opted not to use metal. The table was rusty, pitted and generally not useful. Soaking in white vinegar for 2 days took care of the rust. I sanded and painted with Rustoleum Clean Metal Primer and Harbor Blue top coat. (Almost a match for the Loretone blue but not quite.) Still the table is uneven and the paint will easily scratch with the harder minerals.

I am going to attach a 1/16" thick piece of High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (HMWP) to the old table surface using the vise mounting screws at the front and back far left side. This material is very abrasion resistant and is typically used to line transfer chutes in mining and industrial material transfer applications.  It is also the material used as ship bumpers lining the locks in the new expanded Panama Canal.  This should give me a low friction, long lasting surface as the saw table.

A 12" x 12" sheet of the 1/16" material is $7.01 at Grainger Supply (no shipping cost if you pick it up at your local Grainger outlet). I also ordered a 1/4"  12" x 12" piece that I will use to cut new gripping plates in the saw vise.

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Re: Trim saw repair
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2017, 03:11:34 PM »

Hi Jerry

Thanks for posting. It has me moving again. I could not find a piece of stainless that would fit. In the morning I will have time to go look in another pile for some kind of "plastic" I might have a piece of Delron or UHMW that would fit.

When the weather gets warm I am lucky to do anything in my lapidary shop. But when I get the new face on the saw I will have to go and test it. I have 2 preforms just waiting to be cut out.

Thanks Again

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Shawn
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Re: Trim saw repair
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2017, 05:26:18 PM »

Shawn,

Tell me about warm. Here in the Tucson area we are having most days above 110. And even though we are in the desert, it's not cooling off during the night. Mornings start above 80. We generally work outside but the last couple of days we have brought the flat lap into the motorhome and it sits on the stove cover.  Not good for meals but we work around that.

Jerry
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Re: Trim saw repair
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2017, 06:59:29 PM »

I have some (a lot) of that hmwatever.  Is that what you usually find on the faces of table saw fences?  I will go see what I have and get back.  I replied to this post so I can find it easier.
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Re: Trim saw repair
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2017, 07:20:15 PM »

I have some (a lot) of that hmwatever.  Is that what you usually find on the faces of table saw fences?  I will go see what I have and get back.  I replied to this post so I can find it easier.
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What I have is 1/4" thick and varies in width from 11 1/2" to 18" and lengths up to 6'.
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Re: Trim saw repair
« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2017, 04:09:16 AM »

Hi All

I finally finished it with a 1/16 in piece of Lexan. I would of rather used UHMW but I did not have a piece big enough. Next is testing.

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Shawn
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Re: Trim saw repair
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2017, 12:35:02 PM »

Hi All

I finally finished it with a 1/16 in piece of Lexan. I would of rather used UHMW but I did not have a piece big enough. Next is testing.

Bless
Shawn
I meant to post (always a day late and a dollar short) that I would sell you a piece big enough(cheap).
Let me know.
Gary
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