My neighbor recently moved and I helped him. He had an old (maybe 4
years) Craftsman heavy-as-hell-cast-iron-beast-of-a-table saw that h
wouldn't have room for at his new place. He gave it to me for helpin
him. It works fine, the fence is no Bieseymer but it locks securel
and is relatively parallel to the blade - all I had to do was replace
missing knob; I'll probably replace its belt and tune it up as well.
The blade on it was actually pretty decent (40 tooth carbide).
We're building a new house right now. When it is time to do the finis
work I'll take it to the job site and chain it in the garage - no rea
loss if someone steals or vandalizes it. And if they don't, I guess
can live with having two table saws (maybe SWMBO will let me put m
woodshop in the 2 car bay of the garage instead of the single bay
that would be a Super Gloat, but I won't hold my breath!). I gues
that since I'm going to have a dedicated woodshop (14 ft. by 23 ft) i
our new houses garage this posting should probably count two gloats!
Have a Merry Christmas everyone
I will give you a gloat for that. At times here we sometimes get hung up on
unisaws (I own two), etc. but when it comes down to it a table saw is a very
simple tool, and there is no reason that yours can't work very nice.
Do you really know what you have here? Years ago Craftsman tablesaws were
made King-Seeley. Heavy as hell and a great saw. From what I understand
they were very outstanding and draw good price now-a-days. I would check it
George in Georgia
I have one of those and it still works great. No plans to replace. I
did put an upgraded fence on it, just because. The old one worked ok
if you were careful about pushing it tight to the table before locking.
Sounds like the saw I use. I like it a lot (it could have more power).
I also replaced the fence with one of the new Craftsman Align-a-Rip
(or some such name). I also like this a lot, and for the $ (less than
$200) it's a hell of a good fence.
Thanks George. I wasn't aware of the history behind Craftsma
tablesaws. I checked, and unfortunately my freebie saw wasn't made b
King-Seeley. Nevertheless I am still happy with it, especially at th
price of $0.00. I'd say that it is easily worth at least a 1000 time
what I paid for it...
My old-new saw's model number is 11329950. The first three digit
evidently specify the manufacturer. 103 would mean King-Seeley. 11
means Emerson Electric. Their is also a field on the label that say
"Code B67" - from what I read, this refers to the date of production
or 1967. So, my guess of about 40 years old was close. Emerso
Electric took over manufacturing Craftsman tablesaws in the earl
I hadn't realized this until you inspired me to look under the hood
but its motor can be wired to run at either 120 or 240 volts. It say
that it runs at 3450 rpm, 60 cycle, 120/240 volts, 13/6.5 amps. But
didn't see a horse power rating - does anyone have any guesses? Mayb
3/4 or 1 hp?
I think that I'm going to mount some wheels to it to make it mor
portable. Although it is lighter that my Grizzly cabinet saw, it stil
takes two people lift it
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