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1930's Sears & Roebuck Table Saw

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Project by WVTODD posted 12-23-2011 03:08 PM 4590 views 1 time favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My grandfarther gave this to me before he pasted about 10 years ago, it’s a Sears & Roebuck 7” table saw manufactured by Companion in the 1930’s. I never did use it but it still runs. The cool thing about this saw is the table moves up and down to adjust the blade height. This will be a nice winter restoration project. Thanks for looking and Merry Christmas.





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nobuckle

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#1 posted 12-23-2011 03:19 PM

Looking forward to seeing it finished and in use.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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FloridaArt

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#2 posted 12-23-2011 03:46 PM

Will be nice to have in good working order for those small jobs.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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Dale

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#3 posted 12-23-2011 04:12 PM

I have a saw just like that, it was my fathers (I’m 69 years old). Any idea if they have any value, other than sentimental.

-- Dale West Central Pa. Do it all, before last call.

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WVTODD

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#4 posted 12-23-2011 04:19 PM

Dale,
I would never sale it, but it would be nice to know the value. Do you use yours? Show us a picture

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Eagle1

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#5 posted 12-23-2011 04:22 PM

Must say I haven’t seen one like that nor heard of one. Maybe cause im only 52. Any it will be interedting to see it when it is done restoring it.

Thanks for showing it to us.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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doncutlip

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#6 posted 12-23-2011 04:28 PM

Love seeing the old tools, thanks for posting.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#7 posted 12-23-2011 04:30 PM

Can’t wait to see it when you get it looking like new.

-- Having fun...Eric

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MasterSergeant

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#8 posted 12-23-2011 04:37 PM

This is something, I have inherented this exact same saw from my Grandfather and I am 62 years young. This thing weight a TON, so far I have only made it up the first flight of stairs to my shop ;-D. My plan is to fix/clean it up and incorporate it into my Craftsman table saw extension.

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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Beginningwoodworker

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#9 posted 12-23-2011 04:56 PM

Cool looking table saw.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Carl_unplugged

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#10 posted 12-23-2011 08:47 PM

I have a couple of old saws like that, that I’ve bought at garage sales. I think the most I’ve paid is $15. They are great little saws and they do weight a ton. I’ve fixed up one (Made by Dunlap for Sears in 1946). It had bronze bearings which were worn out and a 1/2 shaft which was badly galled. I had it bored out so I could put in larger roller bearing and had a new shaft made to make it 5/8”. I also put in some thrust bearing. It runs like a charm and is dead accurate – and stays that way. I use it for making segmented bowls. I have a smaller one which is older and it has stayed original. I don’t use it, but I wouldn’t part with it either. I have a third one which is dedicated to cutting small planks etc. for model boats and canoes. Good luch with yours!

-- Never pass up the chance to use a hand plane.

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redryder

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#11 posted 12-23-2011 09:17 PM

Nice blast from the past….............

-- mike...............

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David

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#12 posted 12-23-2011 09:40 PM

nice saw. my daughter-in-law has one by sears and roebuck, been trying to buy it for years but she will not even talk to me about it.

-- David, Center,Texas

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tom427cid

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#13 posted 12-23-2011 10:14 PM

My first saw-built a lot of stuff with it.Long pieces were sometimes a challenge,but other than that agreat saw.
Thanks for the memories.
tom

-- "certified sawdust maker"

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IrreverentJack

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#14 posted 12-23-2011 10:38 PM

Todd, I have a Sears Companion 103.0205 too. Companion was Sear’s budget line. Later it became Dunlap. Craftsman was the better line. The ‘103’ means it was made by Central Specialty which was bought by King-Seeley Corp. which was bought by Emerson. Go to OWWM and you can download a manual and catalogs that were selling it new. They sold without motors for around $10. They came with a cool cast iron blade guard. Mine’s missing that, but I have extension tables and the dust collection option that probably made it cost $2 more. This was my fathers saw but I never saw him use it. He lent it someone before I was born and got it back 20 Years later with worn out bushings, no jointer and a hole burned through the stand where the motor caught fire. -Jack

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ChuckV

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#15 posted 12-23-2011 11:03 PM

I have a similar saw from a friend of my Dad – my Dad is now 94. It is model 103.23420. I used to use it before I had my current shop. I have since removed it from the stand and now it is a keepsake.

Enjoy fixing yours up!

-- “That it will never come again / Is what makes life so sweet. ” ― Emily Dickinson

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