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Manufactured/Badged by:
Beaver Power Tools, Callander Foundry
Guelph, ON

True Manufacturer:
Beaver Power Tools, Callander Foundry, Guelph, ON
Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Jig or Scroll Saw
Machine Size: 24"
Submitted By: Trevor Vickery
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: 24" Jig Saw, JS 3100
Date of Manufacturer: late 1940's
Serial Number: not known
Last Updated 11/26/2014 5:50:21 AM

Comments:
I was asked to take this away for a small sum of money when I picked up a 6" Jointer planer, I have since completely rebuilt this unit with wrinkle black paint, the gear box was completely stripped and inspected, and the only signs of wear is on the aluminum reciprocating shaft. But still very much usable. The clever lubricating pump method was interesting as well, it's the same reciprocating shaft drilled into the bottom with feed holes coming out at the various wear points, it's the up and down action of the shaft that forces the oil to the bearings. There is also an air pump mounted on the back end of the crankshaft to blow air onto the work surface and keep the cutting line clear.

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Comments: Notice the design of the upper head, it's not the same as the pictures in the catalog, and I suspect it's an early model
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Comments: The old black plastic air hose has been replaced with new, this entailed drilling the holes through the webs under the frame to 1/2"
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Comments: The ingenious way this head holds the blade, no special ends required, jus a piece of band saw blade cut to length
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Comments: This shows the under table gear box and the cover that is the air pump
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Comments: This shows the front of the gear box and the oil fill/level plug
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