Sunday, April 10, 2011

A breakthrough (finally)!

It all comes down to this... don't use IKS 88500's for the rear bearings in a DeWalt Frame 196 motor.

On a whim I decided to try a "Wide Cup" version of the 88500 that Accurate Bearing carries. It's a JAF bearing.

Night and day! My frame 196 is now quiet and powerful with no extra heat. The IKS design is the basis of about a year and a half of frustration with this project saw on my part.

Now I need to make a proper table for my GWI, align everything, and start making sawdust!

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