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Atlas Press Co.
Kalamazoo, MI

Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Table Saw
Machine Size: 8"
Submitted By: Peter Goulet
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: Tilt Arbor Bench Saw Model S8ES
Date of Manufacturer: Late 1939s/early 1940s
Serial Number: 009292
Last Updated 8/21/2006 7:39:42 AM

I now have a 1938 Atlas 8inch Table Saw Model S8ES SN 009292 US Patent 2121069 Dated June 21st 1938. The Saw was originally bought by my Grandfather Elphege J. Goulet of Cumberland Rhode Island in 1938 to build his house. He then passed it on to my Father Paul J. Goulet of Pawtucket Rhode Island in 1968 and then on to my brother Francis J. Goulet of Pawtucket Rhode Island in 1986 to rebuild his house. My brother then gave it to me to use in 2003 and I decided to give it a ground up restoration. I took it apart every screw nut and bolt. Even taking off all the name plates so I could get all the rust off of it from years of good use and lots of surface scratches. The table top, rip fence and miter guide had lots of surface rust and oxidation as well. I used Naval Jelly ?Rust reverser on all the steel parts. Works Great, better than sand blasting because it only removes old grime, rust and paint but will not distort the surface. Then used variable speed drill with wire wheel to get at tuff spots of rust. On the Miter gauge since it is Aluminum I used car wax and a buffing wheel. When I was all done I premiered the steel body of the saw gray then painted it shop green enamel. I then used a Fine wire brush hand held on the miter gauge to clean out all the lines and numbers on the radius gauge. I then painted it orange and after five minutes wiped off the paint with a 3 x 2 inch piece of wood covered with lint free cloth to eliminate the orange paint from the flat surface but leaving the paint in the deep lines and numbers making up the radius guide. I did the same on the bakelite saw blade height indicator but used gold paint on that because the bakelite is black.

I was in aw of the craftsmanship of this saws mechanical makeup for the time it was built. The Tilt and blade height handles turn with such ease and balance it runs with the same Electric motor it had on it in 1968 . The brushes were replaced sometime in the mid 70?s. It is a two stage hp 8.4 amp 3450 RPM capacitor start Craftsman Motor.

(Admin note, 21Aug06: revised specifications section.)

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Comments: Total look of Atlas S8ES 1938 Table Saw
Source: Owner Goulet Brothers Basement
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Comments: Atlas S8ES Table top look after resteration
Source: Owner Goulet Brothers Basement
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Source: Picture of U.S. Patent Plate June 21st 1938.
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