Wadkin Pin Router info needed.

I am trying to help a friend with some info on a Wadkin pin router he has just acquired (I looked on OWWM but they had no reference to Wadkin as a Manufacturer - which surprised me a little).
Anyway, this looks to be around 1930-50 vintage, runs at 900rpm and weighs around 1/2 ton. I'd appreciate some advice on where to begin looking for references, IDAGS etc
TIA,
Greg
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OWWM won't do UK machines.
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Andy Dingley wrote:

I'm not sure where you received this information but it isn't true.
The problem would be more along the lines of there are no participating UKers on the OWWM.
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wrote:

From OWWM - when I offered them full photos and write-up on my Wadkin saw.

Because we're not welcome !
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On Wed, 10 Dec 2003 01:14:18 +0000, Andy Dingley

is your saw 20 years or older or out of production?

ya know, a lot of owwmers will turn up their noses at taiwanese machinery, but I've never seen them do so with british stuff.
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On Tue, 09 Dec 2003 20:29:25 -0700, snipped-for-privacy@cox.net wrote:

Mine's a cast iron '64 10AGS http://codesmiths.com/shed/workshop/wadkin /
They made the same saw for many years (both before and after), then changed the design and did it in steel. Wadkin are just doing moulders these days, not sure when they stopped saws.
I've a suspicion that Sunhill are now making a saw of the same design - certainly looks similar.
I'll try to root out the email from OWWM.
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Andy Dingley wrote:

Interesting. Who/what had you talked to?

Again, not true. We do try to cater to foreigners.
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Greg,
I know next to nothing about Wadkin machine but try http://www.wadkin.com/woodworkingmachines.htm and email them. I believe they still carry spares for machinery made in the 50s. If they can't help I sure they can point you to someone who can. If you want to do further research use the British version of Google www.google.co.uk and you can confine your search to UK sites where I suspect all further information can be had. In the meantime I have some old woodworking mags from the 40s and 50s and I'll have a gleek through them to see if I can find anything of interest.
Rgds
Noel
noel dot hegan at virgin dot net
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Noel,
thanks for the kind offer. Why not hold on a bit and next time I am over there I'll get some pictures to post and a bit more detail of compliance/reg plates etc. That way the haystack and needle ratio might be improved.
I tried Wadkin's site but no ready to hand info was found. I might try an email to them when I get some pics.
cheers,
Greg

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Greg,
No problem, let me know when you're ready.
Rgds
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