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Manufactured/Badged by:
Porter-Cable Machine Co.
Syracuse, NY and Jackson, TN

Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Radial Arm Saw
Machine Size: 7-1/4 in
Submitted By: John Orvis
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: Porter-Cable Speedmatic 10
Date of Manufacturer: ? 1950 ?
Serial Number:
Last Updated 4/30/2005 12:00:00 AM

I started a dialog with Rob Morris on a Cresson Morris machine and ended up touring Rob's shop and meeting up with his father in law Joe Leaf. I snagged a couple of shots of Joe's machines - he has made some sawdust and filings in his day. Joe provided the following info

Porter-Cable Radial Arm Saw Speedmatic 10 Syracuse

This great Old saw was given to me in 1993 as a piece of rusty junk all frozen together. Only the saw motor had been stored inside.
Disassembly, cleaning, new guide bearings and refinishing has produced a workhorse with a 27" stroke. It has the same lift and tilt mechanism as the portable Speedmatic 10 saws and also lift and swing on the iron column. The lift crank turns a skewed scroll to lift the head.
The head housing bears the Porter-Cable name in the casting. A label plate on the saw motor, which doubles as a junction box cover, identifies it as a "Speedmatic Saw" by the "Porter-Cable Machine Co.", Syracuse, N.Y., U.S.A., serial 247G, type 10K. Two other identical label plates on the head and motor identify: Consolidated
Machinery & Supply Co.
Sales - Service - Rentals
Los Angeles, Calif. as the retail seller.
This is a factory "bench top" application of the "Speedmatic 10" portable saw. It has been in regular service since 1993.

Had a great visit with Joe. I was esp. impressed with the simple but very functional "clover leaf" attachment that holds the saw and them lets you loosen it to rotate the saw in 90 deg increments.

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Comments: Business end
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Comments: Stroke
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Comments: Nice Setup,eh?
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