View Full Version : Follow up on Low cost coolant system

06-28-2010, 02:11 PM
A recent thread inquired about a low cost coolant system. I was using a coffee can and HF pump but recently upgraded. I thought I would share a photo of my new system.
The framing is made from 16 ga. 1-1/4 tubing, and the sump out of 3/16 plate. All metal was scrap, so no cost to me. The coolant system was a Christmas gift from my wife. I wonder is she knows that I am just now getting it installed? Anyway, I ran my first test and already discovered a design flaw (I'm sure there are many). I wish I would have mounted the discharge hose on the inside of the sump, that way any leaks would be recaptured. I think I will go ahead and modify this while the iron is hot. I now have a $50.00 horse, and a $200 saddle!:D

06-28-2010, 02:12 PM
Trying to post the picture instead of a link.

06-28-2010, 06:24 PM
Is that a tear down table?

06-28-2010, 07:44 PM
Yes, if I understand your question correctly. The bottom slopes to a trough that is 4 inches wide. I wish I would have made it a bit more narrow. I was planning on putting a 4" wide grate in the bottom, but then figured it was a waste of time. I'm posting a larger picture, hopefully it's not too large. I downsized the last one a bit much. Trial and error on these things.

06-28-2010, 07:44 PM
* deleted..acidental double post.

Bill Pace
06-28-2010, 08:37 PM
Gosh, for some reason that saw looks familiar...... except for the motor.... I cant quite place it... hmmmm, especially that blob of weld on the side there:D:D

Did you have to re-weld that? Looks fresher than when I did it 20+ years ago.

06-28-2010, 08:53 PM
Bill, I plan on getting another 20 years out of it. The weld seems to be holding. I guess it looks fresh because I disassymbled the saw the other day trying to fix the gear box. The gear box won't keep oil for long, so I started using grease.

06-29-2010, 05:05 AM
Consider adding a second coolant feed to wash chips off the blade before it goes through the guide bearings.