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Forum topic by Bonvivant1 posted 09-29-2015 08:22 PM 653 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Bonvivant1

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09-29-2015 08:22 PM

Saw this on Craigslist. Thought I might share it. I can’t get it because I have no room for it. Seems like it might be a deal. I will let you decide. Btw, its not my saw and i have no financial interest in it.

https://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/tls/5226447113.html

-- You took your first pinch like a man and you learned the two greatest things in life...Never rat on your friends and always keep your mouth shut.--Jimmy Conway


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#1 posted 09-29-2015 09:50 PM

That’s a tilting table model. It s priced about right

It’s not a user friendly saw by any stretch

Personally…..I would not want or need it even if it were free….with free delivery

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Bonvivant1

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#2 posted 09-29-2015 09:53 PM

Lol, So your saying you don’t want it?????

Just throwing it out there.

-- You took your first pinch like a man and you learned the two greatest things in life...Never rat on your friends and always keep your mouth shut.--Jimmy Conway

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cabmaker

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#3 posted 09-29-2015 10:03 PM

Well…..I can’t say it is worthless…..but it’s not something I would use and it would be in the way

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#4 posted 09-29-2015 10:10 PM

Looks like a nice tilty (34-307?) from around 1948 based on what I can make out from the serial number. Would be a cool restoration project for someone. Although, $100 might be a bit more than many would be willing to pay given the amount of work it would take to get it back to new condition.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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#5 posted 09-29-2015 10:20 PM

I’m a glutton for punishment, i went to look at it 3 days ago with thoughts on restoring. it is seized up beyond restoration. my initial estimate would be in the $250-$300 range to restore it.

for anyone looking for a working saw it IS NOT.

Paul

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#6 posted 09-30-2015 12:47 AM

I have a friend here (outside of Seattle) who’s adopting one out (her step-son got it free, but has nowhere to keep it!). Motor is iffy, but it’s in good shape. There are people who really like the tilt-tops, if for no other reason than nostalgia from their dad’s shop.

-- My mother said that anyone learning to cook needed a large dog to eat the mistakes. As a sculptor of wood I have always tried to keep a fireplace. (Norman Ridenour)

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#7 posted 09-30-2015 07:27 AM

The tilt top is advantageous when you are cutting a bevel. With the fence on the opposite side from the tilted blade (left side if it is a right tilt saw), gravity becomes your friend as it holds the work piece against the fence.

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#8 posted 09-30-2015 12:25 PM

$250 – 300 to restore it? Why so high? It doesn’t have that many bearings to replace.

It’s cool as beans and a hundred bucks is a good deal. Although I picked one up on a larger base with the 4 inch jointer next to it for $25 so ‘deal’ may be relative.

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