My new 1952 Craftsman Table Saw

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Project by LouJC posted 12-24-2009 06:28 PM 4105 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I picked this saw up from a free dot com web site, the guy must have been cleaning out a barn. It had the base that is still on it, I just added the shoot to conect it to a vac system, I ran a new designated 220v,
20 amp line from the breaker panel, a new cord, a Grizzly padel switch and a rebuilt 1 hp 1750 rpm motor. It did have a miter gage, but I think the guy threw out the rip fence not knowing what it was. I can’t find a fence that I can afford so I am using a straight edge clamp, I added a 3/4×3/4 angle to the near end to make it more like a T square ( it aint perfect but it helps ), I also cemented 80 grit emery cloth to the front and back edge of the table ( you can see it in the closeup picture of the switch. I picked up a piece of aluminum and made a zero clearance plate for cutting small pieces ( perfect for my last job, making doll bunk beds ), and this saw was for a 8” blade but a 10” fits fine so I put a 10” x 60 tooth blade on it. I am looking for a shop vac that I can fit to a 30 gal. trash can.

-- Lou - Maine

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#1 posted 12-24-2009 07:32 PM

You are going to find that these saws are really rugged. I have a similar saw and made a rip fence for mine following the instructions in a book titled “Shop tested tool you can make.” Now if I could only find another saw like the one I already have. You paid a nice price for this one!

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

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#2 posted 12-24-2009 08:17 PM

High Oh Silver rides again…nice find and price enjoy your restoration tool….Blkcherry

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#3 posted 12-24-2009 08:20 PM

Congrats on a nice find.

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#4 posted 12-26-2009 08:11 AM

Keep an eye on e-bay and you’ll find your fence. Interesting piece.

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#5 posted 08-22-2011 10:48 PM

gr8 saw. I’ve got a ‘50’s model Craftsman myself. I was lucky enough to find a Biesemeyer fence on a clearence rack at Lowes quit a few years ago. It’s a good ole saw

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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