Hope this helps Chris!Bm101":258ln994 said:Welcome to the site. That looks absolutely spotless. Almost new. Congratulations!
Could I ask what the dust extraction is? It looks neat. Samhay has a similar looking port In the photo above and it got me wondering.
I have a cobbled together version that extracts from the bottom of the machine on the side you can remove. I also bought a version from a very inventive forum member that's plastic printed. The only reason I haven't fitted it is that it means you cant tilt the table. It's a cracking bit of kit other than that but requires cutting a hole in the body. Just not sure it's 100 percent the right solution for me yet tbh.
I sometimes just whack the vac nozzle in under the table but its deceptively useless there. Wondering if a port directly under the table or maybe even lower down is better as the dust loses velocity.
Could you take a pic when not too busy?
No worries if you are busy. Regards.
I’ve had mine since about 1975, it has the original guides and I’ve never turned mine. If they’ve been adjusted correctly during the life of the saw there is little to no wear on them. They work, the saw cuts well, why change them?And finally, it has the original metal blade guides, they'd never even been turned over to use the other side, but i am wondering if i should get some more modern guides?
I’ll have a hunt around for my set sometime soon an take some pictures, AFIK they are with the belt sanding accessories.Ahh, didnt think about if that bit of what look like ally C channel was to stick in the square hole the blade block goes, or is just there for shipping,
I presume the grove in the 'bearing' will be ~3mm deep, as that's how wide the fret saw blade is,
I can't find any other pictures of the fret guides, i'm assuming it's got a small bearing and a hardened steel 'guide' shrunk on it, but it may be all one piece,
The correct ones are cheap enough, any bearing supply house has them they areI use skateboard bearings, dirt cheap but although they're sealed they do get rough-running after a while.