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Forum topic by doyoulikegumwood posted 1867 days ago 1088 views 1 time favorited 14 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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doyoulikegumwood

384 posts in 2597 days


1867 days ago

ok so ive been thinking about a differnt table saw for like 5 years and today it it happened so heres what i was working with

old saw 2
old saw 3

now shes been a good saw and i’ve been using her for 10 years but its basically a fancy bench top modle to look like a cotractors saw. It’s direct drive and frankly has seen better days.

on to my craigs list find

new saw 1
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now this little beast was purchased from a school who decided that having a table saw was too much of a liablity it’s an older saw so im guessing american made not sure on the age but just the saw took 4 guys to load in my pick up. the total work surface is 52” and has 41” of rip capacity. i was also very impressed with what the schools electrican had dun with the mag switch on this bad boy the origanal had gone bad so he replaced it with one that looks like it could star a 747. it 3 HP has all the extras i would have put on their myself. so i think ill be happy with it, once i get power to it I’ll let you now if it passes the nickle test.

i do how ever have one question how much tension should thier be on the belts. I’ve never owned a belt driven saw so not sure should i thighten like a car.

-- I buy tools so i can make more money,so ican buy more tools so I can work more, to make more money, so I can buy more tool, so I can work more


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knotscott

5372 posts in 1980 days


#1 posted 1867 days ago

That’s an amazing piece of hardware! Definitely American made. Congrats!

...Hope you treated yourself (and your saw) to a proper blade.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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Karson

34862 posts in 3005 days


#2 posted 1867 days ago

Great looking saw. You will love the sliding table. I’ve got one on mine and It’s always in use.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Marc5

304 posts in 1947 days


#3 posted 1867 days ago

I have saw envy!

-- Marc

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Todd A. Clippinger

8724 posts in 2704 days


#4 posted 1867 days ago

OH YEEEAH!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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Greg Wurst

780 posts in 2437 days


#5 posted 1867 days ago

What a find! The table saw in our HS is a nice Powermatic but nowhere near as nice as that! I’d love to have that sliding table.

-- You're a unique and special person, just like everyone else.

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Splinterman

23058 posts in 1966 days


#6 posted 1867 days ago

An oldie but a GOODIE…..well done.

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a1Jim

112002 posts in 2182 days


#7 posted 1867 days ago

great find. Usually belts have about and 1” flex Enjoy

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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doyoulikegumwood

384 posts in 2597 days


#8 posted 1867 days ago

thanks guys I’ve been playing with it all day learning the ins and outs of the saw had to do a ton of cleaning up on it but i still say it was well worth the 800 buck i payed for it. I’ve always used forest blade’s so no change their and the saw passed the nickel test. i think my next up grade for the saw will be those link belts. and to build a cover for the motor housing it is missing but other then that im in love with this saw i went from bottom of the barrel to top of the line as for as I’m concerned.

-- I buy tools so i can make more money,so ican buy more tools so I can work more, to make more money, so I can buy more tool, so I can work more

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BTKS

1967 posts in 2069 days


#9 posted 1867 days ago

Now that I’ve picked my jaw up off the table, I can type. Great find and great saw. Too bad liability is robbing our students from the oportunity to learn skills and work habits.
BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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Cajun Box Sculptor

4938 posts in 1913 days


#10 posted 1866 days ago

Great buy! The saw looks like an old unisaw with a fence upgrade. I use to have a 1947 unisaw that looked very similar.
How did you find out about the school selling it? Did they advertise?

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doyoulikegumwood

384 posts in 2597 days


#11 posted 1866 days ago

it was posted on criags list i shot the teacher an e mail about 3 weeks ago he called me a week ago and i picked it up yesterday it is an old saw it has a tag on it that says rockwell and then the door for cleaning it out says delta i cant remember when they stopped using the rockwell name. i wish the picture didn’t get cropped if you click on it the are full pictures. as i was looking at the saw i figured i couldn’t get the the extras for the price i payed for the hole saw. all i can say is so far I’m in love.

-- I buy tools so i can make more money,so ican buy more tools so I can work more, to make more money, so I can buy more tool, so I can work more

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doyoulikegumwood

384 posts in 2597 days


#12 posted 1863 days ago

ok im finding it hard to stop talking about my new table. nobody gets it but i hope you guys do im getty over this thing and i cant stop takeing pictures. hers a few more

me giving love to my saw

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me using my saw

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and my new saw runing with a nickle on it

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this saw has put new life into my wood working

-- I buy tools so i can make more money,so ican buy more tools so I can work more, to make more money, so I can buy more tool, so I can work more

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patron

12976 posts in 1946 days


#13 posted 1863 days ago

good find ,
now lets see what she can do !
more like this ,
and you’ll be dreaming bigger shop .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Don K.

1075 posts in 1931 days


#14 posted 1862 days ago

Wow…what a great deal and saw…big congrats on the new work horse !!!!

-- Don S.E. OK

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