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Forum topic by Bullyco posted 09-21-2017 05:55 PM 1590 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-21-2017 05:55 PM

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HI I am about to purchase an old atlas table saw its a 3 phase, 220 motor. I have no serial number for it only got some pictures the sale price is 75:00 dollars I might need to give it some elbow grease to it to put it in working conditions. Any advices will be much appreciated. Forgot to mention is a cabinet table saw

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#1 posted 09-21-2017 06:00 PM

Different saws were badged Atlas. Some
have a cabinet but the motor hangs out
the back like a contractor saw. Some are
Atlas/Clausing and those are built heavy
and are true cabinet saws.

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#2 posted 09-21-2017 06:30 PM

Without any pictures or other identification, you aren’t going to get much help. But consider that you are looking at $275 out the door before doing anything else with it, unless you have three phase available. Throw in another $50-$100 or more for bearings, belts, misc. wiring and a blade. Then add any any additional expenses for missing/broken parts. Could be worth it… could be a money pit… without seeing it, there is no way of knowing. If you don’t know the model number, go over to the VM site and look through the photo index to see if you can find a similar one, then grab a manual for it.


PS: Check out the Craftsman photos as well… Atlas made a lot of saws for Sears back in the day.

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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#3 posted 09-21-2017 07:06 PM

hi just uploaded some photo just to see if its worth buying this saw

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#4 posted 09-21-2017 07:22 PM

Yeah, that’s the style with the motor hanging
out the back. Davis and Wells made saws like
that too and I’ve seen quite a few being sold
locally over the years, D&W being a local co.

It may be a great saw but getting a 3-phase
motor running or replacing it with a single-phase
motor will be an added expense. If local supply
of used heavier-duty saws is slim and prices
are high, it may be a good option for you.

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