Antique Table Saw, Jointer Combo

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Forum topic by Barry Crowe posted 07-08-2013 06:34 PM 3217 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Barry Crowe

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07-08-2013 06:34 PM

Topic tags/keywords: antique table saw jointer combo question

I just bought an old table saw and jointer combo. The saw is a 10” with the words “ALLATT and Toronto” in the casting. There is also a sticker on the saw that reads “Milgrom Electric”. The jointer is 4” with a barely legible “Mastercraft” sticker on it. The combo has a huge 3/4 horse electric motor that has a plate with the name “Affiliated Electric” on it. It drives both machines by moving the drive belt from one to the other. The motor can be wired for either 120/230 volts with a shaft on both end. I don’t think this is a factory combo, because the jointer and T/S are from different makers. However, it is very well put together on a heavy metal stand with wheels that is riveted together. The unit is excellent condition and was a welcome find as I need a table saw and jointer for the renos we will be doing on the house. My shop is about 100 yards from the house and every time I need to cut or plane something, it would have been a real pain to walk to the shop for every cut. The unit is so heavy I dare not take it off the trailer by myself. Tomorrow, a friend will help unload it me and I will get some shots of it then. I have plugged all the info I can gather into the internet and have come up with nothing. So, if anyone has heard or knows of ALLATT table saws or old Mastercraft jointers please come forth. Thank you.

-- Supercrowe

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#1 posted 07-08-2013 10:34 PM

My dad had an old Craftsman saw, jointer combo, but his saw was just an 8” with a 4” jointer.
It had the big old 3/4 horse, double shaft motor though.
He made bee hives, racks and standards and all, on that saw.

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#2 posted 07-08-2013 10:48 PM

From the Vintage Machinery web site re: Mastercraft

The Mastercraft brand is used by the Canadian Tire Corporation, purveyor of tires, waffle irons, and low-priced tools. Nowadays the tools are all imports but at one time they found low-end makers in North America.

Nothing else for the other names mentioned.


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Barry Crowe

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#3 posted 07-09-2013 01:28 AM

I climbed on the trailer and took a few shots of the combo machine. Here they are.

-- Supercrowe

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#4 posted 07-09-2013 02:23 AM

Never seen one of those until now, cool. Thanks for posting.

-- Perfection is the difference between too much and not enough.

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#5 posted 07-09-2013 02:38 AM

I encourage you to submit the ALLATT brand and saw photos
to, a site for documenting machinery made
in North America.

The saw has a basic design and may have been made
to fill a local need by a foundry that didn’t specialize
in woodworking equipment.

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Barry Crowe

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#6 posted 07-09-2013 02:53 AM

As a matter of fact I have just joined that site today. However, they must have a 24 hour wait period before they will post my query, as most site do. I did find that ALLATT made/ makes paving equipment and small graders. I can’t wait to get this in the shop. My pile of poop King cannot hold a height setting for the blade and it make doing the precision stuff very frustrating. I think this will be just grand, and boy this old set just purrs or is that hums. I attached a couple more photos of the unit with the neat old stand. Thanks for all the help. It’s fun to do the research!! I would take some better shots, but the thing is on its back on the trailer and there is no way I am going to try and unload it myself. Me and the guy I bought it from could barely get it on the trailer. I’ll bet it is all of 300 pounds.!


-- Supercrowe

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