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Manufacturers Index - Hammond Machine Co.

Hammond Machine Co.
Kalamazoo, MI, U.S.A.
Company Website: http://www.hammondmach.com/
Manufacturer Class: Wood Working Machinery & Metal Working Machinery

History
Last Modified: Mar 12 2016 8:27PM by Jeff_Joslin
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Since 1881. Now known as Hammond Roto-Finish. The Hammond "Glider" and "Ben Franklin" Trim-O-Saws were small precision tablesaws originally designed for metal, and were popular with printers for cutting metal type. Since not many people still use movable metal type, Trim-O-Saws have re-surfaced in woodworking shops. There was a Fine Woodworking article that discussed converting these saws to woodworking uses; be sure to read the discussion in the oldwwmachines mailing list first, e.g., this message from John Marotta. We hear that for a modest charge, Forrest will bore their blades to fit this saw.

More research is needed to fill out a time line with the names Hammond Machinery Builders, Inc. and the above-mentioned names.

Information Sources

  • Numerous discussions in the OWWM forum have shed light on this company and their machines.
  • Past web searches for information on Hammond Machine Co. have been quite fruitful.