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Hammond Machine Co.
Kalamazoo, MI

Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Table Saw
Machine Size: 10 in.
Submitted By: Pablo Carroccio
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: Hammond Trim-O-Saw G100
Date of Manufacturer: 1960's
Serial Number: 12560
Last Updated 1/12/2009 4:31:15 PM

Comments:
My latest find is this early 1960s’s Hammond Glider Trim-O-Saw Mode G100, Serial No. 12560. This Hammond is rather special with what looks like original paint, rust free and almost all of the original accessories and excellent condition. The principal feature in this table saw is it’s 22-in. by 21-in. cast iron table that divides itself in two and then rolls superbly on sliding ball bearings. This machine is the King of a true 90-degree perfect cut required in the finest joinery. This is the good news.

Using a rather interesting 1-HP/14.8amp, 115/230V Howell Electric Motor No. 51J1 6103 15 supplies ample power. Interesting enough, this is a plug and play set-up inclusive of the converted 5/8-in. arbor. The heavy metal machine came with minor modifications that allow the use of the standard 10” blade. Power this beauty up and it is by far this is the most silent, smooth, big saw I have ever used/heard. The gentleman I purchase this from had owned this Hammond since 1985. Using it sparingly for his home workshop. Prior to that, a Baltimore Maryland printing shop had gently used it since acquiring it new from the Manufacturer.

Now the better news; I intend to take the beautiful classic lines of this unique table saw and preserve them first with powder basting and then appropriate primer and paint. Rewire as necessary, lube and reassemble. Convert the factory installed Pica Rule with a Number Graduated Fractional Rule. I will start the search for a classic Delta Rails and Rip Fence that I can modify for installation. I believe in doing so will not distort/modernize the look too severely. I will keep this saw in my personal shop for absolute accuracy required cuts, probably using the forthcoming rip capabilities limited to exotic and solid wood and not plywood sheets. I have another Table Saw for compound rips and dados.

Some might advocate that this machine has disadvantages compared to let say today’s table saws, but would one say the same about a classic 50’s Coke-a-Cola machine versus the modern convenient store eye pollution machines…one hardly thinks so. Functional Shop Art with classic OWWM!

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