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Forum topic by opalko posted 04-07-2017 12:47 AM 1483 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-07-2017 12:47 AM

At an estate sale, sorry the only photo I can get of it. Any idea? Maybe a sliding table saw but the top(s) don’t look like they are in the same plane.

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#1 posted 04-07-2017 01:40 AM

photo ?

-- When I was a kid I wanted to be older . . . . . this CRAP is not what I expected !

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#2 posted 04-07-2017 02:32 AM

From what I can see, the grey table on the left is not part of the machine. It looks like a saw on a pedestal. The crank appears to control the arm on the right. The left side of the table has what could be part of a fence. No idea but curious.

-- Rick M,

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#3 posted 04-07-2017 04:04 AM

What’s on the reddish label above and to the left of the crank?? Maybe someone there can grab a quick phone photo?

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#4 posted 04-07-2017 04:49 AM

Hey, who let you in my shop to take pictures?

I go along with Rick M with his analysis.
That red label may provide some info but I cannot read it!

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#5 posted 04-07-2017 07:20 AM

I have no idea, but you’d better grab it before somebody else does.

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#6 posted 04-07-2017 10:33 AM

If the left hand side is a sliding table and the gizzmo has a saw blade then it may be a printers saw.
Used for accurately cutting cast type.

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#7 posted 04-07-2017 11:53 AM

The machine on the pedastal looks like an OLD craftex table saw. The crank holds a pressure roller on the blade.

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#8 posted 04-07-2017 12:41 PM

If the farther half folds on the closest half it is a heat press

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#9 posted 04-07-2017 01:19 PM

Hammond printers saw looks like.

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#10 posted 04-07-2017 01:25 PM

You have two separate items. the one with crank is a Hammond printers saw

The other is a table or something else shoved under the saw.

Thanks to alittleoff I just Googled Hammond printer saw and the above came up.

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#11 posted 04-07-2017 01:27 PM

OldBob13 Nailed it!

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#12 posted 04-07-2017 04:12 PM

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