Tannewitz Restoration Model FDS

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Blog entry by woodshopmike posted 11-05-2013 06:04 PM 1923 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are the results from my table saw restoration. I acquired this saw by trading my Shop Smith Mark V.

18” Blade
5hp 3phase
Sliding Table
Tilting Table (SCARY!)

You can check out the full write up on my blog here and here.

Thanks for looking! I’ll be happy to answer any questions


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#1 posted 11-05-2013 06:27 PM

Very cool. Just out of curiousity, what’s the depth of cut on that 18” blade? And where do you even find an 18” blade these days?

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#2 posted 11-05-2013 08:53 PM

Wow, you were certainly brave to take this on. But what a monster saw. You did a really marvelous restoration on it too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 11-05-2013 08:59 PM

That think looks like a BEAST!
Nice restore

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#4 posted 11-07-2013 02:32 PM


You’ll probably be surprised at the depth of cut, but this is a direct drive saw so the center of the blade is much farther from the table than with modern belt driven saws. The depth of cut with an 18” blade is 4.75”. I have a 16” blade on there for now, so 3.75” is the depth of cut for that one. The saw came with three blades, one was a rusted out 18” that I may just hang on the wall some day and two were Freud 16” blades. You can find big blades from a number of places, one being the only down side is they’ll set you back a bit.

as you can imagine, this thing doesn’t notice when you start cutting stock, it just powers right through anything you feed it.


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#5 posted 11-07-2013 02:38 PM

Mike & Joe,

Thank you for the complements. I’m not sure if I was brave to take this on or just blissfully unaware. I did have it in my mind that I was going to also restore my 1180b Walker Turner, a Craftsman lathe, along with rebuild a drill press. However, while I was restoring the saw I was also building a bowl lathe, so I think I’m just going to let the aesthetic imperfections of my other tools hang around for a bit longer and focus on making shavings!




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#6 posted 11-12-2013 09:12 AM

Impressive. Joe stole my word but I’ll say it again anyway… it’s a beast! Look at those miter gauges. I’d love to see a video of this thing butchering trees.

-- Rick M,

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#7 posted 11-12-2013 04:30 PM

A very wonderful piece of old iron and that tilting table is definitely scary, I thought I was doing good to
rehab a 1949 Delta cabinet saw, but this beast is about 10 levels above that. Is the dust collection chute
functioning properly on that? Without a chute, I imagine that saw would take no time at all to cover an
entire shop with sawdust. Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 82 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#8 posted 11-12-2013 06:04 PM

I hope to make a quick video of the saw destroying, I mean cutting some pecan before too long. That will mean two things. One, I have a video of “the beast” in action and two, I’ve started my dinning room table.

The dust chute does indeed work. Funny though, the OD is about 3.25” so a 4” hose has to crush a good bit before the hose clamp tightens up. The few times I used this saw before adding the DC the whole shop was covered in a matter of seconds.


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