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Forum topic by Loren posted 12-28-2011 07:09 AM 5345 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-28-2011 07:09 AM

Topic tags/keywords: vintage naval saw table saw moak industrial tilt table northfield oliver yates

Moak machinery closed its doors in 1992. Moak was not quite on
par with Northfield, Oliver and Yates, et. al. Moak may have built
some really heavy duty industrial stuff but they also built a line
of general use machines that would overwhelm most 1 person
shops like 12-16” table saws and such. I did a bit of digging and
found that Moak produces a lot of US Government specification
machinery, probably for naval boatyards and military base use.

Here’s a Moak tilt-table saw with an enormous outboard motor I
saw on a local CL. Takes a 16” blade. The seller says it weighs
about a ton but is probably exaggerating by 1000 lbs or more.

Nonetheless, a heavy hunk of iron. Probably used in the shipyards
of the Ventura/Oxnard area of California and likely a WW2
navy saw.

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#1 posted 12-28-2011 07:11 AM

It’s a monster.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#2 posted 12-28-2011 07:14 AM


-- may not always be right,but,never in doubt.

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#3 posted 12-28-2011 07:17 AM

From the size of that motor, I’d easily give it 15hp lol, if not 20+

-- The mark of a good carpenter is not how few mistakes he makes, but rather how well he fixes them.

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#4 posted 12-28-2011 08:38 AM

I bought one years ago but did not have the room or power to run it ,so I sold it. It was one monster of a table saw.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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