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Forum topic by Steve posted 10-16-2014 04:05 AM 1034 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-16-2014 04:05 AM

Went for a holiday to Germany this Spring and a friend took me into his work shop and showed me some of his old tools. These two beauties really caught my attention, would really love to have the old table saw.

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#1 posted 10-16-2014 05:22 AM

Nice old tools and they will stand the test of time for sure.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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#2 posted 10-16-2014 02:53 PM

Very ‘Nice Machines’ from an era when Men and Women worked with Pride, Machines were made of Iron and plastic was only for toys.

When laying out your shop back then, ‘Prior Proper Planning’ didn’t include Mobility.

Thanks for sharing.
Work Safely and have Fun. – Len.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#3 posted 10-16-2014 03:35 PM

Not sure if this is where this should go. I posted this in another thread here. so far no response. (maybe I’m just hasty)...anyway, I could use some advice…..

Also, if after ya read this, if I should just trash this saw, and get new, any suggestions?....Right now, there isn’t $$ for a cabinet saw. Not even sure if I have 220 in my home shop (which is an out building 2 car garage). There is a breaker box there, so.......Anyway, what we have for saw is around $500.00. Suggestions?...recently, I tried searching Craigslist….(JOKE)!!...what was there, should be a landfill project. and the Prices!!!!...people want new prices for very old used…Bah!!....So, please help????...thanks I do appreciate any and all what you experienced workers have to say…:)

Following is previous post….

Hi all…I’m not sure if this thread has been closed or not, but here goes. I too have an older craftsman TS. MODEL NO.
113.241591 this is a Flex-Drive. Maybe some of the old timers might remember this one. Anyway, my problem is this. Recently, while I was trying to get a perfectly straight rip cut, I saw that the fence had to basically be tapped with a light weight hammer at the end to get it in line w/blade. NOT a Good thing!...also, I hadn’t noticed this other problem b4, but when I removed my ‘0’clearance insert, and looked at blade, all looked good, until I just tried to move the blade a little sideways. Shock!!...there was a minor wobble at the arbor. The blade was securely tightened, (the nut was tight). the nut holding blade, not the one checking for problems. ha ha. But, seriously, I am getting very frustrated with this old saw. Also, when I try to do a bevel on this……FORGET IT!!!...this is where the saw becomes a living thing!!...when I try to tilt it, everything becomes extremely loose. It makes me very apprehensive. So, I do not do any bevel cuts at all. Sadly, when a major benefit of TS’s allow them to do all kinds of degree cuts.

Well I think that’s about it.

So, please any and all help would be welcomed.

BTW, I would love to purchase a new saw, either Hybrid, or cabinet. But, budget does not allow for this at this time.

thanks in advance…:D

Happy cutting, and make some sawdust!!

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#4 posted 10-16-2014 03:37 PM

Hmmm…not sure how Italics got formatted…weird.

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