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Sawmaster

Australian designed (with some modifications), Australian built. Circa 1955. Two HP motor, 12" blade and twin belt.

Keep your fingers away....

 

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Re: Sawmaster

What a lovely bit of old gear!

They new how to make them in those days..built like brick s...house and built to last a 100 years!! 😁

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@Noyade fantastic bit of kit, is it yours? Could you share anymore details like where it came from or how it is still in operation, was it restored/ maintained, how does it compare to current saws on the market. Very interesting indeed!


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G'day Mitchell.

Yes, it belonged to my father who was a builder and he was still using it in his 70's but by then he was more reliant on his German ELU saws.

I have the original pamphlet (somewhere) describing all its virtues and capabilities but essentially it was a framing saw that rested on the floor of the house being constructed. This explains why there was even a table saw kit that attached to it once the blade/motor was swung 180 degrees. But dad built a frame for it so that it was at a more workable height. I suppose it is similar in a way to a radial arm saw.

I made it mobile and replaced the bench wood.

But it is very heavy and I believe modern day sliding compound mitre saws would outperform it.

Nevertheless it is extremely nostalgic to occasionally fire it up!  😁

 

Cheers.

Graeme.

 

 

 

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@Noyade Awesome, some of my grandfather's tools are my most prized possessions. No doubt they would be out preformed by modern day equivalents, but you certainly can't put a price on the nostalgia. 

Great to hear about its history, I hope to see on Workshop any projects you build with it. Thanks!


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