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Hyperviper

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11-01-2016 06:08 PM

Topic tags/keywords: table saw drill press power tools wadkin gerrys

Hi Everyone. I’m totally in the dark. I’m better then decent at home renovations, which is why I’m sure my Uncle left me with all is carpentry tools when he passed. Recently I been going through all the tools…and I’m stuck on a few things. I’m a software engineer…so yes I’ve done my share of Google searches. However because of the age of the tools, and the apparent modifications…I can’t seem to pin point what I have exactly.

Can anyone help?

1. I’ve looked EVERYWHERE for a “Gerry’s Drilling Machine” and came up with nothing.

2. The table saw has since been cleaned from dust and is beautiful. The blade on it is 12” I think it might be a Wadkin AGS 12. But I’m not sure. The power button is not in the right spot, the fence is not original, and model tag is missing.


Thanks


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Loren

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#1 posted 11-01-2016 06:17 PM

That’s a generic Taiwan drill press with a
1980s era design. Could be newer than
that but probably not older.

Wadkin Bursgreen is not generally considered
as superior as Wadkin (old Wadkin is like
the Rolls Royce of woodworking machines)
but still very good machines with some clunker
models. Check the saw top for flatness and
you may be surprised at how well machined
it is.

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HokieKen

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#2 posted 11-01-2016 07:36 PM

What Loren said about the drill press ^. I’m not familiar with the Wadkin Bursgreen saw but will add that it’s not at all unusual for aftermarket fences to be found on older table saws. From the pics, it looks to be a well-built saw.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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Hyperviper

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#3 posted 11-01-2016 07:50 PM



That s a generic Taiwan drill press with a
1980s era design. Could be newer than
that but probably not older.

Wadkin Bursgreen is not generally considered
as superior as Wadkin (old Wadkin is like
the Rolls Royce of woodworking machines)
but still very good machines with some clunker
models. Check the saw top for flatness and
you may be surprised at how well machined
it is.

- Loren

Hi Loren and Kenny. thank you. You’ve made my life a little easier. I have just found out that the table saw is a Wadkin Bursgreen AGS 12

Yes the top is amazing. But I can’t lie…I’m actually afraid…this this is intimidating. lol

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HokieKen

4515 posts in 978 days


#4 posted 11-01-2016 08:14 PM



Hi Loren and Kenny. thank you. You ve made my life a little easier. I have just found out that the table saw is a Wadkin Bursgreen AGS 12

Yes the top is amazing. But I can t lie…I m actually afraid…this this is intimidating. lol

- Hyperviper


Yeah, you should probably just give me that saw. Wouldn’t want you to get hurt ;-) It’s good to have a healthy fear of anything that can do the amount of damage a table saw can in such a short time. Just be sure it’s set up properly (in particular, make sure the fence won’t pinch the wood to the back of the blade) and brush up on your safety measures (get some push sticks if you don’t have any) and be aware and alert at any and all moments that motor is turning. I’ve had a couple of minor tussles with a spinning table saw blade and it’s a fight you won’t win. Just be careful and smart and know what you’re doing and you’ll be good.

Enjoy that beast!

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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