Nice little gloat today. I found a home for that Oliver lathe bed last week,
and today when I gave the old guy who owned it his share, he said he'd take
less cash if I could get an old saw off his hands!
I ended up with a Delta Sawbuck on a wheeled folding stand for $35. I believe
these things are still in demand with contractors. Can anyone tell me about the
Sawbuck? I've never used one before, or seen one in person (he's dropping it
off later), so it's kind of an oddity. I guess the precursor to the SCMS. Tips,
info, should I sell it and buy a real SCMS?
Until recently, Delta still made the small version of this saw (might
still). Back in the day, they ran $600-$800 iirc. They were the most
portable solution to compound miters. Some framers liked them for
valley/hip framing, but the sliding fence setup is fairly easy to knock out
of alignment with the big wood. The saw itself is pretty much just a circ
saw, so the quality of cut is dependant on the blades available (8" iirc?).
It also cuts upwards towards the marked surface, and likely the finish
surface, so chipout can be a problem. I did a bunch of exterior trim and
crown with the big version in the early 90's.
I'd try to flog it to a framer somewhere and get a 10" slider, but thats
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