I thought the community might like a thread on restoring an old table saw, plus Iíd appreciate any feedback given.
The vast majority of the folks here (or anywhere else) would say that itís not worth the time invested, but I still decided to work on it. If only to resell it, or keep it around for anything not heavy duty, until it dies.
This is what I started with:
The picture was taken after soaking the top with paint thinner, so it doesnít look as bad as it was when I brought it home. Fortunately, there arenít any rust pits, just a very heavy coat of gunk. So far, it took roughly an hour of wire cupping & wet/dry sanding with 800 down to 100, then reversed, to get to this point:
Iíll have to do something about the blemished spots. Thinking careful scraping with a razor should do it.
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