1950 12" oliver table saw

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Topic by Royalwoodworker posted 04-21-2010 10:34 PM 6567 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-21-2010 10:34 PM

Oliver No. 232-D Tilting Arbor 12” saw, 3 ph/230v

My high school just received a saw stop table saw and I would like to find an acceptable home for our old 1950s Oliver 12” table saw. From what I understand, the school typically ask for a “donation” and must be approved by the board of education. I do know some members on her fully refurbish these saws back to their original glory or just flat out love to work with the older cast iron behemoths. Anyway, if you can forward this to anyone you know, or post this link to another site, that would be great. Purchaser is responsible for picking up and loading equipment…..the original owners manual says it’s about 1200-1400 lbs crated. Location is in Burbank, IL 60459. We are just outside of Chicago. PM me for additional information and my email address.

-Original table saw in school from 1950
-Still works pretty darn well for age– fence slightly out of alignment/some slight slop. All can be adjusted with the right set of hands/knowledge.
-Original miter gauge/fence/motor
-No industrial or production use
-only used about 8 months a year
-1200-1400 lbs crated
-no rust
-NO VIBRATION whatsoever-multiple penny and dime test approved
-aftermarket blade guard installed

Minor issues:
Fence slightly out of alignment, front crank handles wood (replacement) is loose.

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04-30-2010 04:38 AM

Help me out here guys, this saw is in great condition for a 1950s saw!!!!!......we are getting rid of it because of safety issues w the kids….

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04-30-2010 04:06 PM

I wish I could take this off your hands. I’m in the Chicago area and familiar with the area as well, unfortunatly I have a saw and this is probably more of a machine than I need. I hope this goes to a good home, I looked it up on the web and it looks like a nice saw that probably has years of life left.

I am curious if you’re getting rid of this saw in particular or all saws in general at your high school. Was there anything in particular with this saw that made it unsafe?

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04-30-2010 10:07 PM

Most H.S. are buying the saw stop for obvious reason. Other then that, the fence has a slight alignment issue that sometimes causes binding and burn marks.

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05-01-2010 04:25 AM

Is the saw still avaialble? I am very interested and can handle the pickup. Please contact me to get more pictures and details. This is the saw I want ti use in my shop.

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05-02-2010 04:39 AM

I am talking w another guy on lumber jocks but ill put you on the list. Where aer you coming from and are you aware that its 3 phase? just checking….

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12-08-2011 04:12 AM

Any chance this is still available ?

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