J. Sagar & Co HQ 18" rise and fall circular table saw
This delightful little rise and fall saw bench is in excellent near
original condition. Unfortunately it has one handle missing from the
belt shifter mechanism, and i think the bar that the crown guard and
riving knife hang on has been replaced, but apart from that; all there.
The outer bearing outrigger is machined to carry a horizontal boring
attachment, and i have no idea if there was one supplied with this saw
or if the option to fit it was machined in as standard. It would be
really nice to see another one with it fitted one day.
The table is 3' long by 18" wide, and an 18" saw will cut through 6"
fully. The raising mechanism for the table is a little difficult, it
can't really be 'spun' because of where the handle is - just nudged
round a bit at a time, though it is very precise and the top is ridgidly
enough mounted in its dovetail slide ways.
The table has a generous (1 1/2" wide) way machined into it to. I don't
know if this was to carry a wooden cross cut sled or something like a
Certainly i have no plans to restore this one, just clean it up and
preserve the paintwork, it will look just great in its working clothes
with all the brightwork gleaming...
This machine was a strip it down option to carry it to the truck, it was
all loosely bolted together as it had been recently moved in the same
This lug sticking out which will carry a pin vertically is what the
missing belt shifter handle should rotate around, the current one is
made of wood and although it may give some idea what the original once
looked like, i have no real idea.
A good view of the outrigger with the machined surfaces ready to carry the horizontal boring and mortising attachment:
The plain bronze bearings are in great condition, perhaps a little too
good to be original? Or maybe its just one of those finds...
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