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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: Tom Phillips
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: 34-345
Date of Manufacturer: unknown
Serial Number: GV 1646
Last Updated 3/5/2006 12:00:00 AM

Comments:
My son-in-law picked it for $0.00 about 3 years ago from a customer he was building for. That customer had saved from a dumpser 2 or 3 years prior to this.
The past week I rebuilt this Rockwell 10table saw (model 34-345 - S/N GV 1646). I am not sure when this saw was built, but from the one or two I found, it looks like somewhere in the late 60s to early 70s.
Although I am not a professional wood worker or mechanic, I enjoy projects such as this.
With help of OWWM pages and sections, I was able to find an exploded view and parts list of the motor section. Since the companies that made the arbor bearing and the motor no longer exist, I was able to terminate my search and take a different path.
A local electric motor rebuilder, Eurton Electric, Santa Fe Springs, California, helped with the brushes, brush holders and bearings for a very reasonable fee. The arbor bearing was another matter. Monarch Bearing, again in Santa Fe Springs, came up with a water pump bearing that had a though-shaft the same diameter as the arbor with the bearing diameter the same as the NDH original. H & H Machining, also in Santa Fe Springs, cut the through shaft off, reverse threads on the shaft, cut the groove for the ring and added a hex head to the arbor end instead of the hole for an Allen wrench.
After painting the base, polishing all surfaces that move or slide, removing the rust and most of the oxidation, having to re-thread a lot the bolt holes, having to make parts that we could not locate, both myself and my son-in-law were very pleased with the finished product.

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Comments: The flash obliterated the serial number
Source: Tom Phillips-Canon Digital
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Photo 2:

Comments: This the hex head cut on the new arbor
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Comments: Front view - the miter gauge is held on with 2 large speaker magnets mounted on the inside of the stand
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