|Forum topic by Gilbert11||posted 11-04-2011 07:41 PM||1808 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
11-04-2011 07:41 PM
For a while now I have been toying with the idea of getting an older direct drive table saw for the shop. Something like an Oliver, Tannewitz or Whitney. I have a working table saw now, so I have been looking for something in need of a little TLC so that I don’t drop to much upfront and give me a side project for a while. Recently, I have found two machines that fit the bill and 1940’s Oliver 270 and a Whitney 77 roughly the same era. My dilemma is deciding which to purchase. The Oliver is in worse shape than the Whitney more rust, more play in the bearings and has no fence or miter gauge but is only $800. The Whitney is in better shape cosmetically as well as the bushings and has the original fence and miter gauge. It is $950. I should mention that the castings on both machines are in good condition. One additional plus that I see to the oliver is that if I ever need to sell it seems like there might be more people in the market for olivers.
What do you all think? Thanks in advance.
Oh yeah, already have 3phase in the shop.