1930's Sears & Roebuck Table Saw Cleanup

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Project by WVTODD posted 12-27-2011 03:09 PM 3881 views 0 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This little gem cleaned up pretty nice.

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#1 posted 12-27-2011 03:31 PM

WOW! There is hope for the one I have!!

Thanks for sharing!!!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#2 posted 12-27-2011 03:31 PM

Great job on the rehab.

A few Q’s:
Did you need to upgrade/replace any hardware/bearings? (How difficult)
Does using non-oem paint diminish any resale value?
How accurate/easy to use is the fence?
How accurate/easy to adjust is the blade/height?

I recently was given a very similar (if not the same) saw. I plan on rehabing it in the future. I just Hope I can make it half as good as your effort

Again, nice job.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#3 posted 12-27-2011 03:40 PM

The bearings seem to be fine, no wobbles. There is one broke piece broken that holds the table at 90, but i was able to tighten it down, but couldn’t us the table at a angle. The blade/height adjustment works smoothly.

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#4 posted 12-27-2011 04:15 PM

Wow, that’s neat. I found one almost exactly like that a couple years ago at a yard sale. I have yet to restore it, maybe someday. I love to see old tools brought back to life.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#5 posted 12-27-2011 04:28 PM

Hard to believe that’s the same saw from the other picture!
Very nice job !

-- Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs ~ Henry Ford

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#6 posted 12-27-2011 04:33 PM

Looks like a new one. Nice work restoring it.

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#7 posted 12-27-2011 04:42 PM

Looks good!

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#8 posted 12-27-2011 05:46 PM

A thing of beauty to one probably as old as your saw – but probably not in as good shape.

Great job!

-- Chuck near Nashville - “All you are unable to give possesses you” (Andre Gide)

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#9 posted 12-27-2011 05:47 PM

Awesome! I absolutley love seeing an old tool or machine get restored. You did a great job.

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

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#10 posted 12-27-2011 07:41 PM

Sure did clean up nice

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#11 posted 12-27-2011 07:43 PM

Nice restore on this saw.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#12 posted 12-28-2011 01:32 AM

Looks like a great looking tool. Nice job cleaning it up.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#13 posted 12-28-2011 01:40 AM

wow great job,looks great nothing like the old tools to show how it was done. i have a dewalt ras. a fantastic tool. this should inspire folks to buy some old tool and restore and use them also….. shinju

-- enjoy, be well and enjoy life with all around you

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#14 posted 12-28-2011 02:27 AM

Very cool, now you need a monkey wards band saw to go with it.

-- Thank You Veterans!

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#15 posted 12-28-2011 03:07 AM

Great rehab! What did you use to clean up the table? It looks like new.

Is this one that you tilt table instead of the blade?

Thanks for sharing.

Good Luck

-- Rick Gustafson - Lost Creek Ranch - Colorado County, Texas

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