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03-23-2014 02:58 AM

Topic tags/keywords: table saw unknown

Local CL listing

http://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/tls/4383148673.html

Looks big, fixed 90 degree blade. If priced right I might take a stab but 3 phase 1 hp worries me.

Any ideas?

thank,
Paul


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#1 posted 03-23-2014 03:16 AM

Looks like a J.A. Richards Electromatic Super Diemaker Saw Trimmer.. probably from the 60’s or 70’s.. apparently a super accurate saw with adjustments made to 1/128”

Cheers,
Brad

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#2 posted 03-23-2014 03:25 AM

Thanks Brad,

Any idea of value before I shoot myself in the foot with a really lowball offer of $250 tomorrow?

Paul

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#3 posted 03-23-2014 04:42 AM

Not happy with the Steel City?

-- --Tom - Saint Francis, WI

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#4 posted 03-23-2014 05:03 AM

100% happy with my sc saw. It’s my life long saw, I won’t replace it. I’m looking at this saw more as a restoration if it’s worth it.

Paul

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#5 posted 03-23-2014 11:17 AM

Not familiar with it, but it looks like an industrial grade monster.

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#6 posted 03-23-2014 01:38 PM

That cool. I thought about buying the PM just for that reason but thought better of it, I don’t want my hobby to turn into working on the tools rather than using them. So far so good with the r4511… for what I paid with the LSA I am pretty happy. Both the Delta and Craftsman are sold and out of the whole mess I made about $100 and basically got 6 Bessey K3’s for free (4-24”, 2-36”), that said I am still looking for something like that PM if I see a killer deal and will turn up the search once I have 220 in and our other summer projects are complete (new Gazebo, new storage shed and a potting bench).

The saw you have there seems very unique, could be fun but I would worry about parts (arbor, bearings)...

-- --Tom - Saint Francis, WI

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#7 posted 03-23-2014 02:23 PM

from the looks of it I think it would be a perfect setup for power feeder.

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#8 posted 03-23-2014 05:34 PM

Looks like it is for ripping only. It doesn’t look that it tilts; blade goes up and down only. I think I would pass on this saw; too many limitations; too specialized.

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#9 posted 11-08-2014 10:19 PM

Do you still have this saw? did you want to sell it?

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#10 posted 11-09-2014 04:21 AM

The miter slot makes me think it could be used for cross cutting.

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#11 posted 11-09-2014 05:24 AM

This thread is roughly 8 months old, I offered money for the saw but never bought it. Still kicking myself for not buying and restoring it.

Paul

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