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Manufactured/Badged by:
Sears | Dunlap
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True Manufacturer:
King-Seeley Corp.-Central Specialty Division, Ann Arbor, MI; Ypsilanti, MI
Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Table Saw
Machine Size: 7"
Submitted By: Douglas Jones
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: 103.0207 Tilt-Table Bench Saw
Date of Manufacturer: 1941?
Serial Number: none
Last Updated 8/12/2019 2:17:49 PM

Comments:
I purchased this saw at a garage sale in the 1990s. It came mounted as seen in the photos, mounted on a plank. There is a hole in the plank under the saw so the sawdust drains out below. The motor is a Delco 5048301, quite possibly of similar vintage. The wood box around the base of the saw also came with it. I think the only reason for this box is to contain sawdust that would otherwise escape from under the saw base.

The saw has a 1/2" arbor, so I used a metal lathe to turn a spacer so I could use blades sized for a 5/8" arbor. That way, I can use a regular 7 1/4" blade on the saw. That blade is a bit too big, so it doesn't retract all the way into the saw when you lower the blade to the bottom. Key pieces of the arbor were also missing: the spacer that sits behind the blade and one of the washers that grips the blade. I turned replacements for them.

The motor was mounted to the wood base with a hinge, as it remains, but the attachment of the hinge to both the base and motor was, how to say this politely, wonky. I re-did that.

The grip at the far end of the saw's fence is broken (a very common point of failure, to judge by other photos of this model of saw) but it still works.

As I got it, the "on off switch" was the electrical plug. Plug in to turn on, unplug to turn off. Can you say unsafe? I added the electrical boxes, on-off switch, and accessory outlet.

As far as I can tell, all of the paint is original. Most of the paint has been worn off of the fence (which is a zinc or zamac casting), but it's in good shape on the cast iron and stamped steel sheet parts of table and fence. The color is a close but not exact match to the Rust-Oleum blue spray paint I used for the electrical boxes.

The photos show the saw while I had it hauled up onto my patio where I was rebuilding my deck. The saw saw good use in that project, ripping deck boards and replacement deck railing balusters, and cutting tenons on the ends of the replacement balusters. I enjoy the fact that a 75-year-old machine is as useful today as it was when new.

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