Rare old tablesaw?

Saw this saw on our local Craigslist. Does anyone have one and how good is it? It appears there's no safety gear (splitter, guard).
I wonder how many cabinets, tables, homes have been built with these saws?
http://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/tls/417235575.html
MJ Wallace
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wrote:

Base footprint needs to be at least as big as the table. First thought that went through your mind, too, probably. Bolt it down or bolt it to a sheet of 3/4" ply.
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Father Haskell wrote:

Good thought, but this saw probably weight 750 pounds with a center of gravity about 1/2" above the floor. I doubt you could push it over with a car.
Nevertheless, that's probably why it has bolt holes in the legs...
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On Sat, 08 Sep 2007 18:05:48 +0000, snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

That's just like the one I picked up at an estate sale earlier this year. Mine did have a guard, an early version of an overhead one. I haven't had the time to restore it yet, but I'll post pictures when I do.
BTW, the table not only tilts, but cranks up and down. The blade and motor never move. Makes for a quiet saw when everything is lined up.
Take a look at owwm.org for more pictures.
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I saw a saw like that for sale just the other day. It was marked as "Delta Rockwell" and it was a bit rougher than the one shown in the picture. The belt was exposed, and the tilting mechanism a bit flaky. For $200, I passed. It looked like an accident waiting to happen.
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On Sun, 09 Sep 2007 09:33:55 -0500, Jedd Haas wrote:

From what I've read, most of them were made before Rockwell.
I too would have passed on the one you describe. Mine was in a lot better shape and cost $30.
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