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Manufactured/Badged by:
Sears | Craftsman
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True Manufacturer:
Double A Products Co., Ann Arbor, MI; Manchester, MI
Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery & Metal Working Machinery
Machine Type: Sander
Machine Size: 12"
Submitted By: Andy Guss
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: 109.22370
Date of Manufacturer: 1950s
Serial Number: none
Last Updated 6/18/2013 6:38:02 AM

Comments:
This is a basic 12" Craftsman disc sander. The motor on it as purchased was not original, but I found the original motor in the seller's shed and brought that home as well. This seems to be a very well built machine. I also learned a tough lesson involving removing broken bolts. At least, I learned one way not to ever try doing it again. I slightly damaged the remaining threads in the cast iron. I didn't mind trashing the remains of the broken bolt, but the hole will need to be retapped now, probably for larger bolts. I haven't damaged too many of my machines and I suppose there is a learning process involved for all of this stuff, but it bothered me for quite a while to see that I had caused a small bit of damage. I just need to clean up the rest of the machine and change the bearings in the motor and this one will be ready to roll. This did not come with a miter gauge. The only part of this machine that I find fault with are the flimsy little bolts that act as supports for the rear of the motor. At least one of these is bent, and I think a more sturdy and solid system could be devised for this. I think this one may end up as a bench top machine, although I would love to pedestal mount it.

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Comments: Front view as purchased
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Comments: Right side view
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Comments: Rear of guard
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Comments: Left side
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