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Forum topic by SCOTSMAN posted 11-08-2014 06:23 PM 1066 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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SCOTSMAN

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11-08-2014 06:23 PM

American saw made in the good old U S A if you know anything then please let me know it says on it.
F WESEL
MFG CO
BROOKLYN
Wow is that not a complete turn up for the books ? I will try to look it up on the net. In the meantime if you have any added advice remember the blade stuck up from the bed and could not be lowered according to the design excited Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease


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#1 posted 11-08-2014 06:42 PM

Company was founded in 1888 in Brooklyn by Ferdinand Wesel and then moved to Scranton in 1927.. so yours was apparently made sometime between those two dates. They primarly made printing machines, but did make a 8 inch ‘printers tablesaw’. More info, pictures, etc.. can be found at the VintageMachinery.org site. You might also want to visit/join the OWWM site for more info and help on getting it running or restoring it.

Cheers,
Brad

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Joe Lyddon

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#2 posted 11-08-2014 06:42 PM

Sanding disk sounds good…

good idea…

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#3 posted 11-08-2014 07:17 PM

Sanding disk sounds good..

I personally would try to restore it.. or find someone who would. That machine is pretty rare and quite unique. There are lots of folks who would just love to bring it back to it’s original glory.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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Roger

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#4 posted 11-09-2014 01:32 PM

How bout a pic of it??

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#5 posted 11-09-2014 01:50 PM

It’s a saw for cutting printing blocks to fit on a page layout. If you use it for sanding just make sure you keep everything to restore it back to original purpose in the future. An all wooden one would make a great piece of furniture.

https://www.google.com/search?q=wesel+printers+saw&client=firefox-a&hs=u49&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&channel=sb&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=L3FfVLvfDs-ryASw8YH4DQ&ved=0CAkQ_AUoAg&biw=1317&bih=614

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SCOTSMAN

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#6 posted 11-09-2014 03:59 PM

Very many thanks guys for the information and photographs You are very kind.I am on my way to my sons house and the saw as said is currently in four pieces..As soon as I come back from my sons house , I will come here with what I can find and take some pics too.I am holding fire on altering it now thanks to mr Unix as it might have some American museum interest.I don’t wish to destroy a part of USA hisory,that is of course If it is important.
It is heavy for me to put together myself but EWEN my youngest son will lend a hand. The photos D Hazelton sent have distinct similarities but we can compare all that in a week or so.Many thanks again for kind responces. Alistair

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#7 posted 11-09-2014 04:26 PM

+1 for MrUnix’s suggestion. I have a friend who is a production turner … he has one of these saws that he uses to prepare spindle blanks.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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Joe Lyddon

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#8 posted 11-10-2014 08:08 PM

The sanding disc sounds good… EXCEPT, that’s a pretty hefty motor just to move a sanding wheel… Might be wasting a lot of electricity using it… or maybe put a small motor in it… (??) LOL

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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