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Manufactured/Badged by:
Penncraft
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True Manufacturer:
Rockwell Manufacturing Co., Pittsburgh, PA
Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Radial Arm Saw
Machine Size: 9"
Submitted By: Rick Barozinsky
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: 4183 (Rockwell Plus 105)
Date of Manufacturer: 1963 (casting date)
Serial Number: 399D
Last Updated 3/2/2010 12:48:21 AM

Comments:
Got this from a guy in Sherman TX. His father was a woodworker/ tool collector. He had this one and a later model BD/DeWalt. So I don't know how much he used this. It turned out to be mostly a clean and paint job.

Not a lot of info on JCPenney, except that this is clearly a Rockwell saw, which is why I couldn't pass it up. Also note the little "r" on the caster locks. There is a casting on the arm from 1963, and another on the other arm of 1964. According to a JCPenney manual it is the Rockwell Plus 105, a 9" saw. However, there is plenty of room for a 10" blade. This saw will mainly be used for dados and rough cutting lumber.

I could not stand the black paint, my shop is dark enough as it is. Also, the gray makes it look a little older than the sixties.

There is no table yet, this will be mounted into a bench, but the cabinet will still be exposed.

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