We had a new family move in on our street a few weeks ago, & since they were downsizing from their previous house, they had a lot of stuff they just didn’t want anymore which they ended up just putting in the garage. So, one thing led to another and I got a old table saw.
It’s a 1973 Craftsman saw with a 1.5HP 3450 rpm hp induction motor. The top has a moderate amount of rust, most of which was removed in about 10 mins with a wire brush. There’s still some left, which I’ll probably go at it with some steel wool and WD40. The inside of the saw is almost completely coated in thick sawdust. I removed about half of it with a leaf blower, and I’ll probably remove the rest with a wire brush and a shop vac. Aside from the rust on the table and the dust, the saw is in really good shape. I’m amazed with how solid this is. They just don’t make ‘em like they used to ; ). It also runs really quiet, which is really nice especially since the Delta saw I have now has a universal motor (which runs at 5500 rpm, a little fast if you ask me). Hopefully I can replace the Delta saw if all goes well.
The pictures show the saw before I did any work on it. It also came with some extension wings (Cast Iron!) that I took off so I could fit it through our gate.
Thanks for looking.
-- Jack; Tigard, Oregon. 16 y/o.