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    JA Fay & Egan table saw



    This is my current project-- 14" , table is 44" x 44", left side of table slides.

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    This is what it looks like today. I've pulled the motors assembly and taken it to the motor shop to be checked out. Slowly but surely, I'm stripping the paint. They didn't take much time cleaning up the base casting, just lots of 1930's-40's Bondo.
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    Really interesting project you have there Roger. I will be watching your progress.

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    Man, that's gonna be a beast. Looking forward to watching the restoration.
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    Why?? You could have had a Saw Stop!

    Stiring the pot
    Jeff
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    Man 'o man. That defines "Old Arn". Looks like a heavy sucker.
    What size are the motors?
    Great project.
    When finished put in a flat rate box and send to me.

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    More cast iron in the frame than 10 new Unisaws! Probably 20.

    And did you notice the dual blades?? Put on a rip blade and a crosscut and swap then just pull up the one you need. Yea, this is a saw that is a saw!
    God grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway,
    the good fortune to run into the ones I do,
    and the eyesight to tell the difference.


    Kudzu Craft Lightweight Skin on frame Kayaks.
    Custom built boats and Kits

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    Could have sworn it came out of my old HS shop. we had one of those brutes (way back when) last teacher junked it and got a Powermatic.

    It is a brute. Just keep cranking the blade depth wheel and two seperate blades will rotate, one is a crosscut and the other a rip with riffing knife behind it. just keep turning the wheel and they exchange places. (later we installed carbide blades 16" if I remember right...

    Tilt was another problem, Didn't like the tilting table, but we had other saws to do those jobs. But man could it slice and dice some stock. And that fence, fine adjustment was so easy

    We used a Brett guard over the blade(s)

    Have fun on the project and keep us posted. (brings back memories)

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    Both motors are 5 hp. I've got a bridge crane in my shop that I used to set it. The crane is rated at a measly 1/2 ton. Kind of scary moving it to its final resting place. As I moved, with it about 1/2" off the floor, the building was shaking as the trolleys rolled on the beam. I guess from the way the pickup squatted with it in the back and the building shaking, probably 1200 - 1300 pounds complete.

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    update

    It's taking much longer than I had hoped. I'm starting to wonder what possessed me to recondition the saw to this point. This has got to be the ugliest casting I've ever seen. Usually I knock the rust off the surfaces that rub together and those that the wood rubs against, then call it good. For some reason this time I decided to make it look "pretty", who knew.
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