|Forum topic by Quoheleth||posted 265 days ago||626 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
265 days ago
Two part thread:
It’s a© 1951 Craftsman 10” radial arm saw. Rated at a full horsepower, it turns 3450RPMs.
I set it up with a new Delta -5* hook 60 TPI blade instead of the old one in the photo. This was Dad’s saw he bought at an Iowa farm auction in the early/mid 60s. We used it every year to build something for around the house during summer vacation. I still have a book case we built in ‘86 from oak ply and trim.
Dad passed in 2000. The saw sat unused in the garage at home until 2011 when my brother brought it to me when he came to visit. Mostly cast iron, it took both of us to muscle it out of the truck (it took him and a couple of his buddies to get it in) and put together. Great thing was when we plugged it in, it kicked right off – no problems.
I used this saw to cut the 12” wide 6/4 pecan I used for the bench in another thread. Worked great!
So…any other old tools to show?
-- "We're always ready to circumcize a few 2x4s," - Uncle Bill