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Thinking about a used Altendorf. Has anyone had experience replacing the phenolic ways on the slide? Know how they are installed?
I did ours. They are pop rivied and epoxyed on. The thing is you have to get them perfectly straight witch is kinda a pain I ended up machining them on our cnc. And altendorf doesn't not sell just the phenolic so you will have to make them your self.
Thanks for the response. Where did you get the phenolic?
I would not get the saw. The newer saws do not have phenolic ways for a reason.
A saw with those ways must be quite old.
Do you know what year altendorf changed to steel round ways?
We just ordered some canvas phenolic. If i remember correctly it was 3/8 thick and I drilled it and cut it on our cnc.
I bought an Altendorf 20 years ago and it had steel ways. The ways are the saw.
I replaced the phenolic ways on one 20 years ago...I never did get it to track right.
Stay away. Buy a Martin or SCMI. Plenty of used ones out there.
Some of that vintage also had hydraulic raise & tilt. They had so many problems with it they stopped importing it for awhile. I worked in a shop that had one of those. Would not buy it if it has the hydraulics.