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Thought I would add photos of my restoration project if anyone likes these type of saws. I also had a question that someone might be able to answer. I notice some castings with numbers under the table saw top- 6-14-78, also a few others. I was wondering if they might be a date. How would one find out out to cipher these numbers? I sandblasted a lot of the parts so far and primed them after. I am still deciding what color to paint to use. I really do not like the dull gray Craftsman used on these saws. What would look good?

Also I was wondering how would one try to restore the aluminum plate with the craftsman logo and miter gauge numbers. I had a lot of peeling clear coating of something they put on it and it got all of it off with a wire brush on a grinder...looks a millions times better than it did but still not perfect. Wish I had some kind of good stencil. Anyone know of any that might work on this?


































 

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from wat I havew seen of sand blasted parts.....the sandblaster will destroy bolt threads....& it really would destroy ur alumin......plate with degrees marked on them..try usin steel wool on that plate...will take a lotta time to make it shine.. u may also try usin a dremel tool polisher (do on a sample piece first)
 

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from wat I havew seen of sand blasted parts.....the sandblaster will destroy bolt threads....& it really would destroy ur alumin......plate with degrees marked on them..try usin steel wool on that plate...will take a lotta time to make it shine.. u may also try usin a dremel tool polisher (do on a sample piece first)
I did not blast any aluminum on this restoration...as for the aluminum name plate...trying to polish the entire thing with all the black painted numbers and lines would be near impossible without have some parts shined up like new and the parts under the lettering looking like junk. Only thing if one had a stencil of all these letters and scale and re do it all in black and red paint.
 

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A few more new photos I made today after some sanding the paint off the table saw base. Do you think the way these bases were constructed of such thin sheet metal it contributes to any vibration?








 
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