I bought a 90’s Craftsman table saw from Craigslist. They made a ton of these saws, and there were literally 7 I found in my first search for them. I bought one, and I’m cleaning it up. Not really a rebuild, because it’s in great shape. But it will be in much better shape by the time I’m done with it.
I bought it for $160, and I also got a harbor freight drill press, which I gave to my dad. Motor seems great. The angle adjustment was stuck, but after taking it apart, the reunions were just pinching together.
I’ve cleaned the top, first with a steel brush, and then I let it soak in vinegar for 24 hours, and then I attacked with a scotch bright pad and an orbital sander (at the same time, not sand paper). There’s still a little rust, but I don’t want to change the flatness of the top but being too abrasive.