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