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Manufactured/Badged by:
Rockwell Manufacturing Co.
Pittsburgh, PA

Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Table Saw
Machine Size: 10"
Submitted By: Roy Mackey
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: Unisaw
Date of Manufacturer: 1956
Serial Number: 118-974
Last Updated 5/18/2011 4:26:24 AM

Comments:
I scored this from someone who had called me because of my website, flamingsteel.com. I list there that I am looking for vintage tools. This belonged to her Dad who was no longer with us on this side of the fence. I ended up picking it up for $300. Her Dad had tried to sell it before he left for $900. but no one came. They were very happy to get it out of there. I had missed cheaper ones on craigs in the past... day late dollar short butt kicking situation. I was happy to find the orginal guard was there with it also. Not to mention the cast iron motor cover and original motor!!! I was surprised at how heavy this sucker is! It seems to run butter smooth. The only demon spot is where they cut in for the dust system. I can live with that no problem. After a little WD40 the adjustments all work butter smooth. I will be checking the belts and motor shortly. Though these saws are a thing of beauty when restored I am a fan or original patina's appearance wise. Thus it will likely just get a little cleaning at least for now. All the marks are like my scars... I paid for them with pain and so I want them there to remind me how lucky I am to have made it this far!!! Except for problems with the nut behind the wood this saw should be more than I need for a long time. In sixty or eighty years if I get into politics I might sell it.

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Comments: Here it is after I did a little clean up on the sides and a lot on the top.
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Comments: Happily it still has the cast motor cover and original motor inside. Also lucky the vented cover is there also.
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Comments: Being as good as I am at woodwork this original blade cover is a real blessing!!
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Comments: The thrill of the kill made me forget to take some before clean up pics!! This was after I cleaned the top. Looks slightly better here than it actually is.
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Comments: The serial number tag is in good shape also.
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Comments: To clean the top I smeared on some Autosol polish then placed a pad of steel wool under my electric sander, throttled it down with a speed control and buzzed away. It then got a finish coat of Johnsons wax
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