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Blog entry by brevort posted 01-19-2012 06:15 AM 1461 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This summer my son….. aka javajake and I…. being the loving husbands we are, took our wives out to the garage sales. Although we had not intended to find anything for ourselves, we both came home with several tools. My son found a Sears drill press from the 50’s (which I expect to see him blog about in the near future). My find shown below, is a 1970 Sears 10” radial saw. While I already had a radial saw in my shop, it was not cast iron like this one, and at $100 I just could not resist. It came with a planer attachment, drill chuck, sanding disk, and several 10” blades. The saw had a little rust but not too bad and it needed a new top. As you can see, it cleaned up pretty good. It also came with the cabinet you see under it too. The cabinet was an option that year. Oh by the way, our wives came home with nothing. Lol

-- Rick

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#1 posted 01-19-2012 06:22 AM

Nice, nothing beats a good deal.

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#2 posted 01-19-2012 06:24 AM

Wow, that is a sweet looking saw. I think those are much nicer than the later models (1970s/80s etc.). For $100 with all those accessories you got a steal.

I’ve gone to a number of garage sales and found a few items of interest—auger bits, an old saw, a wood-body fore plane etc. —but I’ve never had what I call a serious find. Congrats to you.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#3 posted 01-19-2012 08:37 AM

That’s a great looking saw! If it cuts half as good as it looks you got a great deal.

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