I was able to salvage one of these, for no cost. It even came with 2 spare blades. The motor on the saw was a half horsepower 3-phase 240V.
I'll document the rehab here for those who might be interested. This saw replaces a very old, very cheap chinese clone that's served me for many years. I gave the smaller, cheaper saw to a buddy.
My new (used) wellsaw doesn't have the coolant tank, hoses, and pump as shown in the MFG's photo. But otherwise it's the same. It cuts straight. The vise works. But the step pulley on the saw wobbles terribly. I've ordered and received new bearings from wellsaw (next day delivery), a new V belt, and new guide bearings for the back of the saw blade.
- I've already installed an upgraded 240V single phase motor.
- I'm going to remove the wheels, extension legs, and dinky angle iron frame someone scabbed onto the saw's legs.
- I'm building a new rolling base from 1"x3"x11 gauge tube and swivel locking casters
- I need to install a new switch. The saw came with a 3phase magnetic contactor switch which I don't want to figure out how to use.
- Lastly, I might give it a fresh coat of paint, to replace the factory gray that's covered in institutional green(ugh).
I'll post some more photos soon as I get to work on the bearings in the saw gearbox.