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Manufactured/Badged by:
Sears | Dunlap

True Manufacturer:
King-Seeley Corp.-Central Specialty Division, Ann Arbor, MI; Ypsilanti, MI
Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Table Saw
Machine Size: 8" x ½"
Submitted By: Brian Kachadurian
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: 103.25400 Tilt Table
Date of Manufacturer: 1952-1953
Serial Number: none
Last Updated 7/7/2014 8:57:17 PM

I picked up this saw at ArnFest 2007.
King-Seeley (Central Specialty) built Dunlap bronze bearing 8" tilt table saw.
The top, base and trunnion bracket are all cast iron.
Blade is stationary and the table moves on two steel posts.
The elevation crank operates a set of bevel gears to raise/lower the table.
The arbor is ½" with a 2" drive pulley.

Top: razor scraped the rust, wire cup wheel in 4½" angle grinder, followed by maroon Scotchbrite, then a protective layer of aerosol Topcote.
Elevation crank: reset dislodged knob using an arbor press, added missing set screw.
Fence & bars: wire wheel, followed by Scotchbrite EXL deburring wheel, then Topcote.
The replica/replacement table (dado) insert was machined from solid steel, by a previous owner.
Filled spindle bearing reservoirs with SAE20 non-detergent oil and added missing plugs from a parts machine.
Lubricated table pivot pins and elevation mechanism with LPS-2.
Carefully adjusted all settings, particularly the top and fence to blade.
The four table insert leveling screws are a nice feature.

Installed the saw on a Craftsman 16x30 Universal Stand with a 42" V-belt and the motor mounted below.
Motor: Craftsman 115.6263, ½ hp, 3450 rpm with 2½" pulley.
Blade: used Freud 8" with ½" arbor bushing.
The saw cuts smooth and adjustments are quick and accurate.
This is a nice saw for small work, since it doesn't have the optional extension wings.

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Comments: As received
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Comments: Tag
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Comments: Arbor and elevation screw
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Comments: Elevation bevel gears (prior to cleanup)
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Comments: Ripping plywood test cuts.
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Comments: Rear of saw
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