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Manufactured/Badged by:
Yates-American Machine Co., Inc.
Beloit, WI; Roscoe, IL; Liberty, NC

Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Table Saw
Machine Size: 16" blade on 1-1/4" arbor
Submitted By: Jim Frahm
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: GG29
Date of Manufacturer: Early 20th Century (?)
Serial Number:
Last Updated 5/14/2003 6:38:33 PM

Acquired through eBay, this heavy-duty table saw has the capability of mounting a 16" circular saw - or some serious dado or molding blades - on its hefty 1-1/4", directly driven arbor. There is a nice, solid and *heavy* cast iron fence, two inverted T-slots for clamping down special jigs or a miter gauge, and - acquired subsequently, also through eBay - a beautiful brass and cast iron miter gauge.

The saw's frame 660, 220 volt, 12 amp, 5 hp, 3 phase, 3600 rpm motor is original but appears to have been overhauled at some point in the past; its electrical controls show inspection stamps from 1939. Judging by the way these "modern" motor controls were added on, it looks like the saw's pre-OSHA open, cast iron frame was completely shrouded in sheet metal at the same time. These safety modifications, though desirable, changed the saw's appearance and interfered with the operation of the large handwheel that controls the saw's table tilt.

The present owner has stripped the circa-1940's sheet metal panels and electric boxes from the saw and intends to restore it to something more closely approaching its original, open appearance. Motor control will be provided unobtrusively by a VFD - so as to give speed regulation for different cutters - and welded steel safety shrouding has been designed to fit more closely around the blades, under the table, and provide more effective dust control!

Anyone with knowledge of this Yates-American table saw model, or similar vintage Y-A machinery which might help guide this restoration, are invited to contact me by email. The poor picture originally provided below will be upgraded shortly.

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Comments: Photo of saw in its last home, a freight container.
Source: eBay Seller
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