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Forum topic by petertheframer925 posted 02-03-2016 01:33 AM 721 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-03-2016 01:33 AM

Please help. Got this saw from a friend who was moving out of country and couldn’t bring it with him I can’t find a name brand anywhere on it. Was wondering if it looked familiar to anyone. Thanks

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#1 posted 02-03-2016 02:03 AM


It’s a Frankenstein saw! :)
Aside from the inner guts, cast iron wings and table, i’d bet $1 that thing is homemade. To me it looks like somebody built a new fence, rails, and body around the main parts of a contractor saw. Check under the hood maybe? The motor might be the same brand the saw was, but it may or may not have been swapped. Someone might be able to tell by looking at the inner assembly, although many saws share the same guts. I’ve seen “honeycomb” cast iron wings like those on Delta’s, Craftsman’s, Busy Bee, Rockwell….

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#2 posted 02-03-2016 02:50 AM

and it works on it’s side! :-) Care to rotate the pics for a better look?

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#3 posted 02-03-2016 03:32 AM

That is one very nice Frankensaw! Looks like the saw parts come from more than one brand but I couldn’t tell you which.

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#4 posted 02-03-2016 04:29 AM

Here’s some more pics sorry they came out sideways Thanks for the input it’s a great saw 12” blade just over 4” capacity was just trying to get some background on it

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#5 posted 02-03-2016 05:26 AM

carba-tec maybe? looks like a great saw though, if you can find any kind of numbers on the cast components they may help.

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#6 posted 02-03-2016 12:28 PM

how bout asking yer friend?

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#7 posted 02-03-2016 02:08 PM

Beyond the main top looking like a standard full size saw top, I don’t recognize any parts of it. If somebody pieced that together, they did a really nice job with it!

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#8 posted 02-03-2016 02:54 PM

Certainly looks custom. The 12” blade has me thinking maybe parts of a Craftsman contractor saw. The motor looks like an off the shelf replacement that would work for many makes/models. The pattern of the cast iron wings doesn’t ring any bells. The front fence rail looks like the shaft a linear bearing would ride on. Can you get any shots looking at the bottom of the top from the inside? At any rate, if it is totally home made, it looks like it was put together very well.

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#9 posted 02-03-2016 04:32 PM

What country?

If there is no name anywhere then it’s a cheap Chinese saw, or maybe homemade.


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#10 posted 02-03-2016 04:39 PM

I am thinking that at least the wings are from an older grizzly. If you google grizzly table saw images you will see some saws with the exact same wings. I was unable to see a model number.

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