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Forum topic by doyoulikegumwood posted 06-20-2009 09:47 AM 1111 views 1 time favorited 14 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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doyoulikegumwood

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06-20-2009 09:47 AM

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

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#1 posted 06-20-2009 01:34 PM

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

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#2 posted 06-20-2009 01:38 PM

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

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#3 posted 06-20-2009 03:13 PM

I have saw envy!

-- Marc

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#4 posted 06-20-2009 03:24 PM

OH YEEEAH!

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

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Greg Wurst

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#5 posted 06-20-2009 04:10 PM

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

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#6 posted 06-20-2009 04:14 PM

An oldie but a GOODIE…..well done.

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a1Jim

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#7 posted 06-20-2009 05:22 PM

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

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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doyoulikegumwood

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#8 posted 06-21-2009 01:42 AM

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

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#9 posted 06-21-2009 02:59 AM

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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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#10 posted 06-21-2009 05:55 AM

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?

-- We all must start somewhere in our journey of doing what we love to do.

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doyoulikegumwood

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#11 posted 06-21-2009 09:22 AM

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

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#12 posted 06-25-2009 05:11 AM

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

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#13 posted 06-25-2009 05:28 AM

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.

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#14 posted 06-25-2009 07:58 PM

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

-- Don S.E. OK

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