Well here it is. it is a beast. probably one of the dumber purchases of my life but who's to say. also shown is my 10hp rotary phase converter. they don't build them like this any more. it has a 1/2hp dayton starter motor and 10hp westinghouse motor for the phase conversion
I ended up paying $340 for the saw delivered and $200 for the phase convertor . The saw cost the the guy who delivered it $150 at the auction. Its an auction I almost went to but it was over 4 hours away so I ended up with what I would have been bidding on any way and i didn't have to drive. so thats a bonus.
Much to my disappointment, 3 of the carbide teeth on my 20" blade are broken. Everything else seems to be in great shape.
From what i can tell I will easily be able to do a 30" cross cut. probably more. the motor head seems to slide nice and smooth. the 90deg stop has a lot of play in it but I don't have to use the stop. I can lock it down to any angle I want and when its locked it is LOCKED TIGHT. The height mechanism works surprisingly well. Can't wait to get it running. If I only knew how.
It is a little big for my shop, and I do feel kinda insane for wanting this but I figure if I get it all hooked up correctly The combination of the saw and converter together should be at least double what I paid for them. The down side is I am trusting all parties that everything works.