DeWalt / AMF GA 14" Radial Arm Saw Restoration.
· Repair ·
This saw was used here in Springfield, IL. It was stored in a
shed that was struck by lightning and caught fire. Evidence of
the fire is along the right side of the saw.
I happened upon this saw at a garage sale in Springfield,
Illinois. Not far from work, I was visiting the sale with
garage sale journeyman Ray and was told about the old saw in
the shed out back. Well, I took a look at the saw and asked
the price. I either purchased
a nice saw for restoring or a nice project for the next
ambitious old iron nut.
I partially blamed Ray for interesting me in the saw, so I
required his assistance when loading it up. I threw a couple
of 2 x 4's down from the tailgate and we literally pushed the
saw up the boards into the truck onto its backside. Getting
the saw out of the truck was easy enough. I backed down the drive really
fast and stomped the brake pedal. The saw flew out of the truck bed
and into its current position in the garage as pictured above.
I will need to replace the wiring and push button station, but
other than that I believe this saw will run fine.
April 28, 2006
I replaced the wiring and removed the old push button station. I installed a new 30 amp double pole
switch right on the front of the machine.
April 28, 2006
Well, never say never! I did go ahead and resotore this saw. As it turns out, this saw was
in really good condition. The rollor bearings and ways are nice. I replaced the old switch with a new 30 amp double pole switch
and placed it right up front where you can get to it easily. I runs on 240 volts and only draws 16 amp. So, it can go in most
garages without special wiring.
Anyone interested in purchasing this saw can email or call me. I will help set up shipping if needed. Thanks for looking, Chris.