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10-07-2015 12:39 AM

A lady I work with has a 50’s Craftsman 100 model table saw. Not sure on the HP of the motor, couldn’t read it.

It has the Cast iron top, not the solid version. Has a base that I can’t seem to find a photo of. I’m thinking it might not be original.

The base is really Nice I definitely am getting that. It has a base similar to the older delta bandsaws.

Anyway, the saw is in pieces. Not sure if it is worth picking up? I have a 3hp Grizzly so it isn’t a need. Not sure on value.


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#1 posted 10-07-2015 12:42 AM

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#2 posted 10-07-2015 12:44 AM

What would you use it for, or are you thinking re-sale? Does the motor run for sure? How easy is it to recycle if it turns out to be a dud? Those are the questions I would ask myself. (This from a machine junkie, LOL!)

-- 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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#3 posted 10-07-2015 12:53 AM

Best part is it’s old cast iron which is a plus, it has a large table area. It looks really cool!

Plus it is free, I’m just not sure if it’s worth the hassle. The body of the saw is in great shape paint and finish wise. The chrome is very nice. The top is off, so isn’t the motor. I spun the arbor and it spun freely so might not need new bearings.

Plus it comes with a nice stand.

There have been times where I needed to rip something or another operation and my saw was set at a certain depth and distance and I could have used another saw.

Im not sure if the motor runs, She said she thinks they reversed the polarity because her Grandfather had one hand (Didn’t make sense lol )

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#4 posted 10-07-2015 02:07 AM



[Snip] There have been times where I needed to rip something or another operation and my saw was set at a certain depth and distance and I could have used another saw.

Im not sure if the motor runs, She said she thinks they reversed the polarity because her Grandfather had one hand (Didn t make sense lol )

- lateralus819

That logic works for me! I used it to accumulate 4 routers. ;-) Hmmmm, the polarity thing is kinda odd.

-- 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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#5 posted 10-07-2015 03:51 AM

Why not? Also you’d keep it in far better condition so when/if you decide you don’t want it, another deserving woodowrker would benefit!

-- Jake -- "Not only do we live among the stars, the stars live within us." - Neil Degrasse Tyson

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#6 posted 10-08-2015 04:08 PM

You have to consider the cost of free I guess. Moving, transport, storage, time and parts for reconditioning. If all that is good with you, then I’d say go for it.

-- Chris - Would work, but I'm too busy reading about woodwork.

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#7 posted 10-08-2015 08:18 PM

True. She only lives 10 minutes away. So not a lot of cost to move it. Plus it’s torn apart so It wouldnt be as bad to move.

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#8 posted 10-08-2015 08:32 PM

I say go for it unless she’s got someone else to give it to. Worse case scenario, you find no use for it and donate it to someone just getting into the craft. I really like those old deco c-man saws. My uncle has my grandfathers 100 and one day ill bring it home and refurb it.

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#9 posted 10-08-2015 09:15 PM

You can always use the motor to make a disk sander.and sell or give away the rest.

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