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Today I picked up a Darra James Model 95, 12" table saw...for FREE...

If this is posted in the wrong place, please feel free to move it as I intend to continue updating it's restoration.

Thanks to all your advice to many posts regarding buying "old arn" I checked it over and have the following observations:

Both tilt and raise mechanisms are smooth and tight throughout the range...
No play on the arbor throughout the range...
Blade spins smooth with perfect balance and no runout...
All bearings and bushings are good and tight...
Top has only surface rust, and little of it...
All trunnions and innards mating surfaces are completely free of rust and no side to side play...
Motor spins freely, no high spots, no noises...
Tag says 2.25 or 2.45 hp (not clear til I clean it)
115/230 motor but not sure how wired as wires were cut...only two wires are connected in switch box, input wiring was replaced and looks like 14/2 Romex...
Recent sawdust is in the innards...
Cast aluminum wings...two on one side, one on the other...
Cast iron/steel insert...
Left tilt blade...
3/8 or 7/16 fence rail the full length with geared movement mechanism...no quick release unfortunately...plenty of micro adjustment...
No riving knife or blade guard...( my only dislike )
Cabinet is in great shape...no rust inside or out...
Did I mention FREE...?

I'm excited, needless to say but will not get to it for a while...and catch this, the serial number is my birthdate...karma, fate, or just plain coinkydink...?

Thanks for putting up with my excitement...

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Excellent find Nick. You didn't see a wiring diagram in the connection box? Either voltage only requires 2 wires and a ground. You might be able to find a video on you tube or a blog somewhere on how to test the motor leads to figure it out.

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Marcia ,Marcia ,Marcia !
J/k

Great find Nick , looks like Christmas came early. Mine came with a riving knife and I doubt I could even find it now lol

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Excellent find Nick. You didn't see a wiring diagram in the connection box? Either voltage only requires 2 wires and a ground. You might be able to find a video on you tube or a blog somewhere on how to test the motor leads to figure it out.
No ground was connected...only black n white coming in from romex and red n black going to motor...the wires going to motor are obviously replacement and no box on motor...wires are taped together near motor...

I didn't look that carefully in the connection box but will check...thanks for the tip on researching...

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Thanks, Rick...LOL...

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Thanks, Rick...LOL...
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So you won't mind if I call you Jan...? ROFLMAO...

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Hi Nick, just keep in mind that the reason the wires were cut were so that it could not be used...

I do that for any appliances that go out on the curb.

There could be a reason it was free.......

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Omg now that's funny! I'm ok with that

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Hi Nick, just keep in mind that the reason the wires were cut were so that it could not be used...

I do that for any appliances that go out on the curb.

There could be a reason it was free.......
Thank you, James...good point. I was told they were cut when it was moved and that it had been hard wired to circuit...I will check it out so thank you for the heads up.

It's my intent to check the motor before doing anything else...the county metal scrap yard is only a mile away... :-)

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