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Forum topic by drummerman posted 06-19-2018 03:06 AM 823 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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drummerman

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06-19-2018 03:06 AM

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Does anyone know how old this saw is and where to find an owners manual and case? Picked it up at a garage sale and cleaned and oiled it today. Great vintage tool!

Label: “Patent Applied For” Any info will help.

Drummerman


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#1 posted 06-19-2018 04:09 AM

A photo would have helped identify your specific tool. However, my dad had one that he acquired in the ‘50s. I no longer have the saw, so I can’t compare serial numbers.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#2 posted 06-19-2018 05:21 AM

Porter Cable service net

Used to be you could go dead at it based on model alone, these days they are hung up on serial numbers? Used to be a serial number applied to just one tool, now they change stuff so frequently just one owners manual doesn’t cover all the changes, serial number is needed to figure out which one you need.

Kinda like this

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#3 posted 06-19-2018 12:12 PM

take care of your vintage P/C tools and don’t treat them like a derelict redheaded stepchild.

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-- some people are like a Slinky - - - pretty much good for nothing. But still make you smile when you push them down a flight of stairs.

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#4 posted 06-19-2018 09:14 PM

There’s a listing for that model number in the 1956 Porter Cable catalog.
http://www.woodworkinghistory.com/porter_cable_portable_tools_catalog_no-104_1956.pdf

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#5 posted 06-19-2018 10:17 PM

Thanks, John G. for the information on the Model 108 1956 P.C. catalogue listing.

Great forum. Thanks, everyone.

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