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Manufactured/Badged by:
J. D. Wallace & Co.
Chicago, IL

Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Table Saw
Machine Size: 9" blade
Submitted By: Jack Cadwell
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: No. 8 Wallace Portable Universal Saw
Date of Manufacturer: After 1925
Serial Number:
Last Updated 1/14/2005 4:56:38 PM

I bought this saw from a woodworker in Masachusetts. I don't think he ever used it, because there's a junk dado blade on it. I bought it because it's gear drive. I have never seen a gear drive saw before. The motor looks original, it says "Wallace" on the end of it. The construction of the base and table is new to me. The table is a thick piece of sheet metal, screwed to a cast metal frame with machine screws. The base is a series of cast pieces, bolted together. Some of them are broken. All The trunions and the motor hang from the table top frame. The big casting on the floor under the saw is a cover that goes over the wire connectors, between swtich and motor.

I didn't find the manual on this web site until Carl pointed it out to me, because I didn't think this saw was "portable". The manual says it weighs 275 lbs, and the motor is 3 phase 220. What they meant by portable was that you could move it around a shop to get the saw near the work.

Price: $50.

I plan on using this as a table saw for cutting rabbets on window sash.
Jack Cadwell

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Comments: Wallace Variety Saw
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Comments: Wallace Saw Wiring, showing how you can switch it from 220 to 440.
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Comments: Wallace Saw, back
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