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Magna was the name of the company who originally made Shopsmith. The 710 is listed as a 9" saw… are your sure yours is a 10"? I can't imagine why they would have two size saws with the same model number. Click on the link above to go to the VM site for more info.

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Brad
 

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this magna looks just like the one from VM.someone put a 1 1/2 horse craftsman on it,and so far seems like a real sweet saw.the fence is heavy duty and spot on.the miter gauge leaves a little to be desired,a pistol grip like shopsmith
 

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The 710 is a great saw. I have one that I have restored to nice working condition. It was originally a 9" saw but the throat and trunion easily accommodate a 10" blade and the 3/4 HP motor has no problem with the larger blades. I recently acquired a second saw from a neighbor for parts and now have a spare working motor, trunion/arbor and rip fence along with the original stand and case. The trunion/arbor are one of the simplest and durable designs I have seen.
 

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Thanks for the response. I've got three myself.Two with 1 1/2 hp motors and the other for either parts or resto ..One is set up with a dado and the other for rip. Tho I've been thinking of selling and just using band saw,routers,and planer to save space(10×20 shop).Great saws and a workable fence. Have a great day,
 
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