Atlas Table Saw Model S8ES

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Blog entry by dask posted 02-15-2015 06:14 PM 4423 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

Picked up this guy at the local recycling center for $10. Motor is a little slow to start (capacitor?) and if any pressure is applied to the pulley with my hand it stalls. I have (2) 113 craftsman tablesaw motors, 1hp and 1.5 hp that I can put on it but would rather try to repair the existing motor…price willing. It doesn’t have a fence but I’m thinking of building a small sled for it. The tilt and height cranks are very smooth and I’m sure after a good cleaning and a little lube they will be even smoother. Not sure of date of manufacture but I’m sure it’s older than me. Btw…this saw is built like a tank and considering it’s small size it weight just as much.
Any ideas or input would be appreciated.

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#1 posted 02-15-2015 08:56 PM

My dad has this model Atlas saw, inherited from his dad. It’s got a ton of miles on it, and yes, you can do great work with it. Don’t hesitate to swap out the motor, and it’s always pretty easy drill for a new fence and for extension wings if you need to.

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