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Forum topic by grained posted 05-25-2020 08:23 AM 484 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-25-2020 08:23 AM

Topic tags/keywords: table saw antique machinery craftsman woodworking tool love sears belt driven tools tool

Well she is new to Me. This solid, hefty, crazily cast iron, antique table saw has arrived and is set up in my garage. One of my friends had left her Jet at my house five /seven years ago. She had this lovely in her garage and wanted to swap out. She is too big and immobile for her use. Her intention is to never pick it back up. I’m happy to adopt this lovely bit of cast iron goodness.
I’ve included pics of the serial number. I think it may be around the same age as my mother.
My plan is for using it to create more butcher block, rolling pins, boxes, and other bits of wooden mischief. Love having access to a saw capable of using dado blades. I was recently laid off from my work where I had access to a full shop so I will be creating one in my garage. I’ve also added a drum sander to my collection that can do a width up to 20” wide. Pretty excited.

-- ~too many hobbies, not enough free time.

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#1 posted 05-25-2020 10:46 AM

That’s an Emerson electric motor on a saw that dates to the 50s or 60s. The serial number is for the motor, not for the saw. If it’s the original motor, it should have sufficient power to do almost anything a hobbyist would want. Pop a Delta fence on it, get a good multipurpose blade, align it and away you go. Congrats and good luck.

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#2 posted 05-25-2020 01:05 PM

My father bought one of these from Sears, circa 1962. As I recall, the arbor was 1/2” instead of 5/8”. I really liked the engine-turned detail on the brightwork. Classy looking saw in its day!

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