I guess I shouldn't really be surprised - but I am. That old? Really? I
gotta go research it now. Ahh jeez!
You're right of course, found a reference first hit in Giggle:
or http://tinyurl.com/yw4up for lazy clickers.
Well, another day validated with learning, thanks for that. But what *would*
be the newest tool that is not just a variation of a theme then?
Well, no. Rockwell (Delta) claims to be the first but
Tannewitz (a word meaning very, very, very good
wooddorking machinery) pre-dated the Rockwell
(Delta). Exact dates are not at my finger tips.
Back in about 1970 I worked for a carpenter that had a power miter
saw. It was a belt drive, all blue, probably anodized aluminum unit.
Had a lever thing under the saw (about where now they have the angle
adjust) that operated it. A little round chrome power switch right
there on top this lever. Don't recall the name but Tannewitz doesn't
ring a bell.
John, in Minnesota
That would have probably been the Rockwell (Delta) and not
I did find the literature I was looking for on the
Tannewitz. The date for this, as you will read, is 1926
which kinda blows Rockwell/Delta much later claim away.
And speaking of which, any..., umm..., anyone want...,
well..., anyone want..., hmmm..., anyone want to..., well,
UA100, semi-ashamed to admit falling for one of these when
he was doing some drywall work but not ashamed enough to not
try and make some money back onnit...
How old is the compound sliding miter saw? Of course, it could
be considered a variant of a radial arm saw, which could be a
variant of the sawmill circular saw, etc. ...
Did you know someone once claimed to have found circular saw
marks on a block from an Egyptian pyramid?
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