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Manufactured/Badged by:
Hammond Machine Co.
Kalamazoo, MI

Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Table Saw
Machine Size:
Submitted By: Dan McCallum
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: Trim O Saw G4
Date of Manufacturer:
Serial Number: 3551
Last Updated 10/16/2010 9:38:52 PM

Comments:
The vendor I looked at had two of these for sale. The one I selected had a table that actually slid, unlike the other one which was stuck solid. Both of them had the blade guard broken off and no light.

Downside is that the paint was a tiny bit worse on my prize. Came with an original 6" Hammond blade, the world’s biggest 1HP GE Canada Induction motor, part of two miter gauges, the batter gauge, clamp, and finger.

It appears that both came straight from a print shop somewhere, as they both were covered in flakes of lead. This will be helpful for turning my garage into a future toxic waste site. Also a thick layer of utter filth. I would guess that they were taken out of service years (20? 30?) ago and tucked away untouched and uncovered until now. I am hopeful that a solid cleanup will be all that is needed.

No history on them, the seller’s company had inherited them in a business transaction from a previous owner’s father. Unluckily for me they had come to OWWM, done their research and had a general idea of their value! So I got it for a fair price, definitely not a you suck.

Update Oct 2010:
Completed the rebuild, took me 3 months from when I started until I made the first cut with the restored saw. Because of the lead contamination of the saw, I had every single part media blasted (other than the switch, badges, ruler, motor windings). I elected to get the saw powder coated after blasting, hopefully this will seal in any remaining lead, then I reassembled it. Painted motor with spray cans after a very thorough cleaning and painting of the windings to seal them. Replaced the arbor bearings and motor bearings and crank bearing as well as the bearings in the sliding table. Required multiple visits to the machine shop to recreate a large number of lost/damaged parts. I think the media blasting shop lost quite a few parts, including the auxiliary table. Fun restoration once it was cleaned up. Seems to work well, sliding table is great to use and it cuts perfectly square. Have a 7" blade on order from Forrest. Thanks to everyone from OWWM.org and machinejunkie who helped me out along the way.

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Comments: Just Arrived in my Garage
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Comments: After Restoration
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Comments: Top Before Restoration
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Comments: Rebuilt 1 HP Motor
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