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Rockwell Saw - Jointer Combination #1: 1970's Rockwell Table Saw Jointer Combination

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Blog entry by Mark Duncan posted 07-30-2009 11:53 AM 5381 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My dad bought this saw for $100 after we saw the ad on Craigslist.
Since then i have had to adjust the fence, lube it, and put a new blade in it and it sounds like brand new.
I cleaned the table off by using a wire brush for my drill and sanded the top with wet/dry sandpaper soaked in mineral spirits. But there is still some spots i missed. I was working on it until 11 PM outside underneath a dust to dawn light. So i suppose that’s an excuse.
My next project for it is to build an outfeed table for it and to make a table for the fence.

(These are pictures before i started working on the saw)
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-- Mark Duncan, Central California



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Bob42

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#1 posted 07-30-2009 02:28 PM

Good luck with it. I have a similar set up and it works great. I did change the belt to the new linked belt and it runs much smoother. A good investment for under $30.00. I coated mine with a good liquid carnauba wax then with a paste and can go about 4 months in the garage without any rust.Good luck with it and can’t wait to see some projects you make with it. It looks like you have an old radial arm saw also. Nothing like the old tools.

-- Bob K. East Northport, NY

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MauBow

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#2 posted 07-30-2009 03:47 PM

My dad has the same combo. He bought his new back in the late 70s for on site tirm work when he had a construction co. Still going strong today.

-- If it wasn't for misplacing things, my shop would never get cleaned up.

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Don K.

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#3 posted 07-30-2009 06:10 PM

What a great deal…$100…want your money back ?

-- Don S.E. OK

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