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Jamie Speirs

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09-27-2010 10:34 AM

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I bought a saw bench that was made in Canada by National Power tools.
Does anyone have any information on this company?
The name is only on a sticker, so I suspect it may have been made by another company.

Thanks
Jamie

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#1 posted 09-27-2010 11:52 AM

Jamie:

National Power Tools was/is a brand name for small machines made by the National Woodware Company of St. Thomas Ontario, Canada. (About 2 hours down the Higway from me. Never been there, don’t know if they still exist)

Their 4” planer and 8” tablesaws were sold by Canadian Tire in the 1970’s and early 1980’s.

The above came from a Site that I found a while ago that has a LOT of Info on A LOT OF OLD Woodworking Equipment. It’s like a Museum On Line. They put a LOT of effort into obtaining Accurate Information onto there. I spent HOURS one night just dowloading pictures from their Galleries. Specs on it all are there also, if available. Most of it is Member contributed.

I’d Highly Recommend it to you and any other LJ’s that read this.

Home Page Link is here: http://www.owwm.com/home.aspx

I’m not sure what you mean by a “saw bench”. I just put a couple of Pics into Photobucket and I’ll see if I can get them into here as an example of what they have on there. They usually have Multiple Photos of the equipment i.e. atached plates, Model Numbers, year of production, etc. Also an Extensive Manufacturers Index that is about 200 to 250 Companies Long, to start any Tool search from.

B&D DP 1917 Med
A B&D Drill Press Made Apprx. 1917.

Beaver 14" BS M3300 1950's Med
A Beautifully Redone Beaver 14” Band Saw Model3300 1950’s in full use today. Just happens to be the one my Father bought for me a long time ago. Long Gone Unfortunately.

Enjoy All: Rick

PS: Let me know if you find what you’re looking for ALL. ;-}

-- Hope Everyone Is Doing Well! .... Best Regards: Rick

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#2 posted 09-27-2010 01:09 PM

Thanks Rick,
That is great information.
It’s a Table Saw.
I’ll post a picture once I figure it out. :)
Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#3 posted 09-27-2010 07:10 PM

I found more info on the Saw.
National Power Tools
Reliance Tool & Die Casting Company Ltd
St Thomas Ontario
Canada
Model No. 30

It has now been stripped. :)
Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#4 posted 11-24-2011 07:57 AM

Jamie

I have a model 30 table saw from National Power Tools but I have no info about it. What have you learned about the history of the saw? I disassembled the saw over the last weekend and the blade shaft/spindle has clearly been modified somewhere in its life. It looks like the modification was done by someone with not much mechanical insight so things got a bit worn out. I’m curious to know what the original assembly looked like so that I can try and restore it to it’s former glory otherwise I will have to come up with my own design.

Thanks

Herman

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