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Hammond Machine Co.
Kalamazoo, MI

Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Table Saw
Machine Size: 7"
Submitted By: Jim Frahm
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: Glider Trim-O-Saw
Date of Manufacturer: Mid 20th Century
Serial Number:
Last Updated 5/21/2003 5:08:58 PM

Very precise small table saw, originally built for the printing industry but now regarded as obsolete (and non-OSHA!) There is a sliding, ball-bearing supported section of the table which resembles the sliding tables on the most expensive and precise woodworking table saws currently made... and provides the same benefits. However, miter cuts in more than one plane require a jig, since the Hammond's blades do not tilt.

Hammond saws have an odd three pin blade-to-arbor mounting system which requires either a machinist's careful modification of the high speed arbor to attach ordinary woodworking blades or - probably safer, cheaper and easier - the custom boring of appropriate holes in each new saw blade to be used.

For more extensive discussion of possible modifications, see the Fine Woodworking article reprint at http://files.owwm.com/PDF/Restoration/Hammond-Glider.PDF .

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Comments: Unmodified, for use with lead type
Source: http://www.indianhillpress.com
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Photo 2:

Comments: Another saw in stock condition
Source: Machinery dealer, unknown
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