Thought I would post a thread about a little table saw I just acquired through Craigslist. It's a Craftsman 113.27520, 10" contractor-type (external motor) bench saw. It's pretty complete with an original 3/4 hp Craftsman ball bearing motor, the original miter guide, the original fence, 2 cast iron grid type extensions and even a 6" Craftsman stacked dado set.
The machine was in pretty good shape for being about 60 years old. The seller told me it had been his Grandfather's, then passed on to his Father and then to him. He was happy to find out I was not going to fix and sell it but was going to use it. I was happy to get it because of it's size and that it had a 115v motor. I can't use my nice Unisaw because I don't have 220v in my workroom, (the place isn't mine and I can't make changes) I may dig out a 1 hp motor if I need.
The table has a coat of surface rust, but was protected by some kind of grease or heavy oil, as was most all of it. It has an original Craftsman universal stand under it (the same stand I had under my 12" Craftsman bandsaw that my daughter has now.)
I have begun cleaning and inspecting it and will post pictures as I go along. These first ones are the Craigslist photos. This should be a nice tool once it is done.
Oh, I almost forgot the "gloat" part. I got it for only $20.00. Yup, the seller said he needed ti get rid of it because of space problems and just wanted to get "something" for it. I promised him I would keep in touch and send pix of the saw as I finished it. (his wife sent me their e-mail address and said he was "thrilled to meet me and happy to know the saw will be taken care of")
It won't get done as quickly as Royall did his lathe, (again Royall, nice job on the lathe) but I think I will work on it steadily.
Aloha, Tony (who loves old machines)