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Forum topic by thesoninlaw posted 10-16-2013 09:02 PM 1788 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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thesoninlaw

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10-16-2013 09:02 PM

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I have an opportunity to buy a model 103-24440 Craftsman table saw manufactured in the 1950s. I am unable to find anything on it. Does anybody know anything about? Even from the pics, I can tell that it would be a huge upgrade from my POC 9” Delta (The fence is a constant source of irritation).


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#1 posted 10-16-2013 09:10 PM

Head on over to vintagemachinery.org (formerly owwm – old wood working machinery). They have the manual. Many there have rebuilt this particular saw and loved it!

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#2 posted 10-16-2013 09:19 PM

Here is a pdf of the manual for it:

http://vintagemachinery.org/pubs/222/5965.pdf

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#3 posted 10-16-2013 09:26 PM

Thank you very much!

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#4 posted 10-18-2013 01:21 AM

I have this saw and I can tell you it is fantastic. Mine is in mint condition passed down from my great grandfather. Its heavy, and extremely well built. That said, the fence is flawed in the clamp design. Since it only clamps on the back it tends to clamp out of parallel. You need to measure front and back of the blade very carefully. Or plan to upgrade the fence.

it was from 1957, and was the 50th anniversary edition. The original manual is on vintagemachinery.org and is very helpful. The guards are extremely rare and almost impossible to find so if it has one make sure you take it.

its sort of a unique design, its a hybrid cabinet saw with a table.mounted trunion. It is heavy and stable when running but the mounting makes it trickier to adjust if you ever need to. If you have more questions I can probably help with some.

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#5 posted 10-18-2013 01:27 AM

Here is a link to my saw on the vintage machine registry if you want more pictures.
http://vintagemachinery.org/photoindex/detail.aspx?id=16047

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#6 posted 10-20-2013 02:53 PM

I was able to pick it up for $60. It has a broken arbor shaft that I can make myself. The guard and miter gauge are missing, but the folks I bought it from are clearing out some stuff and will keep an eye out for them. Otherwise, a restoration only involves cleaning and breaking the base down to sent out for sandblasting and paint. Thanks to everyone for your help—I will post pics when I have it looking all cherry.

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