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Tips for oil change - Lortone LS-10/ST-10?

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« on: March 05, 2016, 03:59:41 pm »

I've had an old ST-10 for about a year now. Great little saw - I replaced the bearings, rewired it, and it's rewarded me with many many slabs. It truly cuts above its 10" weight.

There's one thing I don't love about it - changing the oil. The process goes like this: Remove the top-mounted motor, unscrew the base, LIFT the entire housing, cairrage, arbor assembly off the base (50 awkward pounds), rotate while holding it and stoop down to place it on a drop cloth on the floor. Then, I clean out the base and repeat the process in reverse. One of these days I'm going to throw out my back hefting this machine. Is there an easier way?


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« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2016, 06:29:56 pm »

There is an older post by Tony Funk about how to build a sucker upper with a shop vac. And it works! You still have clean out the sludge with a 6" putty knife.
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