Seems like a giveaway to me, too...of course, most recreational wwr's
won't have the room or the need so demand likely isn't terribly high.
But, in a major metro area one would think there wouldn't be trouble
getting more than that if one had any patience at all...
Maybe he means you can cut on either side of the blade with a miter
guage (I see 2 miter guage slots).
There are other spelling errors too, so I wouldn't read into it too
deeply. Why don't you ask him?
No, he means it is dual arbor -- see link in other followup.
See the big round casting? The two arbors rotate in there to allow
setup for production work between two blade setups just by rotating
arbor position instead of changing blade. Dado on the other was typical
Here's a Fagan, not Oliver, patent but same idea. Quick search didn't
really find a good picture of an Oliver itself that clearly shows the
dual arbor arrangement...there was a 260 in the ww shop down at Navy
shipyard in Norfolk where my cousin was stationed way, way, back...
According to http://vintagemachinery.org/photoindex/detail.aspx?id 80
An old Oliver Model 90 bench saw. It is a dual arbor saw that,
according to Oliver literature, was designed to be a smaller
version of the model 60 dual arbor saw. Overall it is very similar,
2 14" saw blades carryed on a rotating yoke, sliding table, flat
belt drive. The model 60 carried 2 16" blades. As with the Model
60, a single larger blade can be used, in this case 18".
Yeah, if I were within a day's drive of Philly I'd already be on me way...
As noted, these are serious machines...the shop where I've seen one in
operation was at Norfolk Navy shops almost 40 yr ago. They had it set
up w/ standard combination on one and a dado set for jointing on the other.
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