Collins Quality 10 inch miter saw.

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Forum topic by MarkTheFiddler posted 11-27-2014 04:09 AM 2420 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-27-2014 04:09 AM

Howdy, I’m putting out a tickler tonight with a quest for information.

My step brother passed away about 10 years ago. He was a midly retarded man with a heart of gold. Although you could not expect him to create something visionary, he could build some nice simple cabinets that were high quality and very sturdy. His basic woodworking skills were very tight and he new his way around some of the more common equipment which included table, miter and band- saws.

When he passed on, our step father got his miter saw, which in turn passed to my mother when our stepfather passed on. I’ve had to use the miter saw during the past few years to make various repairs to moms house.

Mom can’t handle the house any more and moved into a large apartment. Large apartment or not, it’s hard to fit the smallest house into the largest apartment. She gave me the miter saw.

My Step brother put a Freud 50 tooth combo blade on the saw. Since he didn’t have much money, the blade told me he was doing the best he could with tool quality. Which brings me to my question, who has Ever heard of Collins Quality Miter saws? I’ll provide some pictures tomorrow.

The saw has non-adjustable metal support wings on both sides making the thing about 4.5 feet wide. There are unusual stop blocks attached to the wings that swing onto the wings and are held in place by friction. Not fancy but functional.

I think the paint is royal blue. I’m guessing the saw is from the 60s. And finally, I’ll post some pictures in the daylight tomorrow when I can see the dawgone thing clearly.

Any clues about the Collins quality old school miter saws?

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#1 posted 12-06-2014 07:24 PM

I can’t comment on the miter saw, but I own a Collins 12” planer. I’ve had it for around 25 years. It has been a good planer and I think compares well to other “lunchbox” planers on the market.

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#2 posted 12-07-2014 12:46 AM

Howdy Ron, I’m curious, Did you buy it new? Its really hard to find history on the tools. I’m trying to figure out when the stopped making them.It doesn’t matter much. It seems to be highly accurate and surdy. I guess I’ll write a review about it. You and I may be the only 2 who have ever heard of Collins quality power tools.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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