Re: 18" Highland Park With Problems
Some of the really old Highland Park saws do not have an automatic shutoff, but do have a limit to how far the carriage can travel by having a lack of threads on the screw feed near the end of the screw feed. This prevents the carriage from ever reaching the back of the saw. You can easily stop leaks at the back of the saw by hanging plastic off the lid so that the oil drips back into the bottom of the saw. Leaks at bolt holes can be sealed with sealant used for automobile oil gaskets. As for a splash guard you could fabricate one if you cannot obtain one. Although I think a automatic shutoff is not necessary for an old Highland Park saw, for convenience,I fabricated one by putting a light switch in a plastic electrical box at the back of the saw and drilling a hole through the back of the saw case so that a rod could reach from the frame of the carriage to the light switch. The rod is held in the right position by a clamp with a hole drilled through it to hold the rod. The clamp is clamped onto one of the carriage rails.
From ja y bates - September 10, 2010 at 17:02:35