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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-31-2008, 08:05 PM Thread Starter
 
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I been trying to find a blade guard for a Rockwell 346 6 3/4" circular saw and don't seem to be able to locate one with out buying the complete saw. Its not router related, but I thought someone might know where I can locate just the blade guard. The part# is 42994. I bought the saw in the early '70's and it still runs good, but it does need a guard. Thanks and I appreciate any info you might have.
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Hi Michael

Looks like you can order it on line ,see below

Rockwell 346 6 3/4" circular saw " blade guard"

http://www.acetoolrepair.com/346-p-466.html

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I been trying to find a blade guard for a Rockwell 346 6 3/4" circular saw and don't seem to be able to locate one with out buying the complete saw. Its not router related, but I thought someone might know where I can locate just the blade guard. The part# is 42994. I bought the saw in the early '70's and it still runs good, but it does need a guard. Thanks and I appreciate any info you might have.


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I think they better have old stock though, because I read somewhere the parts were no longer made and classified obsolete for this series of saw.

Unless an aftermarket company is making the parts or AceRepair has some left on a shelf somewhere I am not sure they can get the parts.
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Hi Nick

You maybe right on but because he is a repair shop as well for Rockwell he just may have some old ones in for repair ,,, and that part should be on one or two of them.. a good use part is as good as a new one in this case I think..

Can't hurt to ask the tech in the shop for this one...

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I think they better have old stock though, because I read somewhere the parts were no longer made and classified obsolete for this series of saw.

Unless an aftermarket company is making the parts or AceRepair has some left on a shelf somewhere I am not sure they can get the parts.



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Watch ebay for an old saw that can be cannibalized too, that's what I do.
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Rockwell split to become Porter Cable for hand tools and Delta for stationary tools. The Rockwell saw mentioned should still have parts available through Porter Cable which means dealing with the new conglomerate DeWalt parts chain. I know parts for my Rockwell router are still available.
Odd's are the guard for a comparable Porter Cable saw will fit.

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Well thats where I read that the saw was obsolete and no parts were being made for it.

Actually I checked again and it reads

Discontinued w/o replacement

So who knows at least it does not read obsolete, you may get lucky. Check your router and see if it reads the same.

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DeWalt / Rockwell Service

I see every part except the one he needs listed. It says part 63 no longer available.

That's the correct part isn't it?

Part 63 and other for the 346-1 Rockwell saw

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Nick, I understand what you are saying about the no longer available messages. My point is when the split occured the saw would of been given a new model number and a PC name tag. By way of example my Rockwell router is identical to a PC model 100 which is still sold in stores. This type of knowledge is only available from one of the older PC/Delta service guys and wont show up in the computer listings. I will check my local service center Monday so keep the fingers crossed.

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Thanks everyone for the information-I'll get on it Friday. Thanks again

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Hi Michael,
Did you find the blade guard? I saw your post while looking for a blade screw for my 346. I think I have the guard off my saw if I can find it and if you are still looking. Worked on a framing crew back then...we always took the guard off because they we in the way at times and I think I have seen it around not too long ago. As I remember it, the 315 and the 346 were basically the same saw internally except the 315 had a bigger guard and cost more.
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