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Blog entry by amagineer posted 263 days ago 852 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just picked up this table saw for a $1 at a tag sale and was wondering if anyone had ever seen one like it. It has 8-1/2×11” top and it is made of cast iron, except the plywood blade insert. Thanks for any info you can share.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!



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patron

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#1 posted 263 days ago

this is quite a interesting tool
i’ve never seem one like it

it seems the fence can tilt
but the table or saw doesn’t

does the table raise and lower
or is it fixed

looks well made

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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amagineer

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#2 posted 263 days ago

David: the table doesn’t move, but you are right the fence can move parallel to the blade and angle away from the blade.
-don

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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Loren

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#3 posted 263 days ago

I’ve seen them in that size range, but not with the tilting
fence. Tilt fences are found on heavy duty pattern making
saws, too. By tilting the arbor and the fence too, extreme
cuts could be made.

Here’s another small model by AMT:

http://vintagemachinery.org/photoindex/detail.aspx?id=3204

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ellen35

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#4 posted 256 days ago

This looks very much like the first table saw I ever had. It connects to an external motor with a belt. My uncle gave it to me more years ago than I care to remember and told me to watch my fingers! I preferred to watch the blade and the wood… I have all 10 fingers to this day.

I donated it to a charity event. I have no idea what they got for it.

This brings back memories…

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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robscastle

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#5 posted 214 days ago

Hello Don,

I think, and there is no substantiated scientific evidence to support it that the saw is “possibly” designed to specifically to produce splines.

Why do I say this, a couple of reasons
1. As Parton commented it has a moving fence as opposed to a moving blade so timber would be positioned on the machine at an angle dictated by the fence angle.
Just the device to do detailed spline work in, box work and other ornamental type works

2. Its obviously designed for only small pieces of timber only.

3. The plywood insert is possibly a user installed “Zero Clearance” retro insert done sometime ago!

Here ends any professional opinion.

3a. Have a look at the ID label/Model No if it has been made in Mildendo it may be in fact a full sized table saw!

-- Regards Robert

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