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matteh99
08-26-2010, 07:44 PM
One good thing about buying a house is I get to buy new tools. I bought a used skill saw today for 5 bucks. It works good it needs a new cord and I needed to modify the washer that the blade sits on so it would hold a standard 5/8ths blade. Before it took something like 1 1/4 or some thing silly like that. 10 min in the lathe at work and a few min replacing the cord and I have a working saw. It is a bit heavy but I will get a strong right arm :)

matteh99
08-26-2010, 07:49 PM
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Mine is the same but bigger. Mine takes a 8" blade this one takes a 6"

Gadget
08-26-2010, 07:54 PM
Can't beat the price, it is one of those old heavy hard to break units.

arandall
08-26-2010, 08:05 PM
It looks lile a tough one - I'd keep it!

Cheers,
Art R.

matteh99
08-26-2010, 08:07 PM
There is a place in my town that sells recycled building supplies and tools. The have a whole power tools section there. I may get a little table saw but I haven't decided yet. I need to go down there with a combination square and see if any of them are close to being straight or easily adjusted.

SICFabrications
08-26-2010, 08:12 PM
great find..... the old metal cased black n decker tools were virtually bullet proof!

matteh99
08-26-2010, 08:18 PM
My dad has some old black and decker drills from the 20's that still work great. The trigger on one of them is weird you pull it once and it starts and one more time and it stops. Not quite as many safety features :)

KHK
08-26-2010, 09:50 PM
I have an old B&D drill and a craftsman 7 1/4 saw. I got them from my dad they both work and weigh a ton. I don't use them at all, because they are special....