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Blog entry by Huckleberry posted 02-09-2009 03:50 AM 990 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Got this saw at a steal only paid $70 for it and it worked. All I had to do was change the blade and adjust the blade angle. This is a Rockwell not quite sure when it was made; however in my opinion when these saws were made they were made very well. 1 3/4 hp with a thin kerf blade and I was cutting 8/4 oak like nobodies business. Guess I should have made a series with all of the checks and adjustments done, but I was in a hurry to get this one running. Click on the pictures for full size.

table saw

Rockwell 10"

Top of saw

-- I cut it twice and the damn thing is still too short!@#$% https://kata.sendlane.com/view/diyers



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Woodchuck1957

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#1 posted 02-09-2009 04:29 AM

Nice find Huckleberry, I’d say you got a pretty darn good deal. I see it is missing a center lock knob on the front hand wheel, and I noticed that someone moved the side hand wheel assembly back an inch or two, or was something else mounted there ? I have two of these saws, one a 9” Rockwell with cast wings and the other a Delta 10” that I bought new in 1995 and has a Delta 35-390 out feed table kit, both have Unifences, mobile bases, a Fenner Drives PowerTwist linlk belt, the power switch moved out of the dusty cabinet and remounted under the fence, and a Penn State Industries dust hood. I’m happy with both of the saws. I’ve been useing a silicone spray on all the internal moveing parts, it doesn’t seem to attract dust. Enjoy your new toy.

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brianinpa

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#2 posted 02-09-2009 04:56 AM

There is so much to be said about old tools: durability, dependability, and cost are a few!

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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Craftsman on the lake

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#3 posted 02-09-2009 05:01 AM

Hey, that’s my saw! I recently turned it over and cleaned and lubricated then set up the saw from scratch. It’s a heavy chunk of metal that serves me well. I recently built a folding outfeed table for it. For a contractors saw it’s pretty good. I don’t remember when I bought mine. It was purchased new and probably around 90-95. The price was around $500.

If you put on a new belt or a link belt it will run with no vibration with just a medium pitch whine.. with it’s mass it’s very smooth for a contractor saw.

I’ve got lots of older tools. Glad to see someone with my choices.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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EEngineer

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#4 posted 02-09-2009 12:15 PM

I like seeing old arn find a home!

The extra set of holes in the side of the cabinet puzzled me, too. A quick search on OWWM showed another saw of that vintage and type with a set of holes in the same place. Wonder what fits there?

-- "Find out what you cannot do and then go do it!"

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scarpenter002

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#5 posted 02-09-2009 01:46 PM

Congrats. Looks like a nice addition to the shop. Heck the motor alone is worth $70, much less the rest of the saw.

Enjoy!

-- Scott in Texas

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Craftsman on the lake

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#6 posted 02-09-2009 02:45 PM

Regarding holes.

My saw, identical in all other ways I can see, has the blade angle crank shaft coming through the sheet metal without the cast mechanism that’s bolted behind the crank on yours. I don’t have the holes at all.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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Beginningwoodworker

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#7 posted 02-09-2009 05:40 PM

Thats a nice looking table saw. Congrats on a nice gloat.

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BTKS

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#8 posted 02-10-2009 07:06 AM

Great saw, heck of a steal.
Have fun with it.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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Grumpy

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#9 posted 02-11-2009 02:28 AM

Thats very much like my first table saw. I had it for years & it did a lot of work. Great buy at $70, some blades cost that much.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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