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Posted on They Don't Make Them Like They Used To? Weigh In.

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#1 posted 08-01-2012 12:37 AM

I waffle on this as well cutworm. I have an old Sears & Roebuck table saw model #101-02162, circa early 50’s/60’s? There is absolutely nothing plastic on this. Solid as a rock and very heavy. The fence alone weighs about 20lbs. This was built to last. With that said, the fence is not very accurate, does not lock down well, and there is no splitter. But that is part of the fun, as I have to be creative. I feel the tools now, power tools anyway, are much safer to use and lighter. May not last as long, but I will take safety over long lasting anytime. Of course the tool is only as safe as the operator. As far as hand tools, I think older is better.

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