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    Default What's a "Shaping Saw"?

    Free on VT C/L: https://vermont.craigslist.org/zip/d...383007129.html

    Looks kinda like a table saw?

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    Default Re: What's a "Shaping Saw"?

    5 feet high?!?

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    You know as much about it as I do...
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    WTF?

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    Default Re: What's a "Shaping Saw"?

    It looks like it's just a table saw with a tilt table instead of a tilting arbor. I've seen a Craftsman table saw like that before. Doug

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    Default Re: What's a "Shaping Saw"?

    With that itty bitty top and that crazy looking miter jig? Never seen anything like it.

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    Default Re: What's a "Shaping Saw"?

    Is that an early version of a tapering jig or a crosscut sled?

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    Default Re: What's a "Shaping Saw"?

    Just an old Sears bench saw (the bigger table was an option) setup for ripping/tapering/whatever

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    Default Re: What's a "Shaping Saw"?

    the bigger question is why hasnt garrett gone to pick it up yet???
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Default Re: What's a "Shaping Saw"?

    Who's "garrett"? garret already has a table saw & has no need (or room) for another.
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    Default Re: What's a "Shaping Saw"?

    but this is a shaping saw
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Default Re: What's a "Shaping Saw"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    but this is a shaping saw
    If someone can tell me how it's not actually a table saw I might go get it.
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    Default Re: What's a "Shaping Saw"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Conway View Post
    Just an old Sears bench saw (the bigger table was an option) setup for ripping/tapering/whatever
    The cast iron stand has legs with feet that look like a Delta machine. Back in the day, Delta made a ten-inch table saw-six-inch jointer combination, with both machines bolted to a single cast iron stand and driven off the same big motor. I bought one once for twenty bucks that had only the six inch jointer. This looks like an alternative to that, maybe a 'space-saver' version with a smaller footprint. I haven't seen one, but I agree that it looks like a tilting table arrangement. Craftsman stand alone saw would've had a sheet metal box housing the arbor and blade adjusting mechanisms.

    The pic is looking at the back of the saw; the sawyer stands on the other side. It looks like the back end of a Craftsman rip fence, and there is what looks like a Craftsman miter gauge behind that big clamping miter gauge. The miter slots seem wider than my Craftsman, and I'd bet that the cast iron bits of the table and arbor for the Craftsman haven't changed in as long as it's been since that saw was new. Back in that day, who built Craftsman. Delta. maybe?
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    Default Re: What's a "Shaping Saw"?

    I have that same saw. Delta tilting table circa 1935-45.
    http://www.vintagemachinery.org/phot....aspx?id=17277
    It has a scary set of molding cutters so that may be why he refers to it as a "shaping saw" but that term is not in common usage.

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    Default Re: What's a "Shaping Saw"?

    Thanks Chris! Need a parts one? This one is free.
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    No thanks, I'm trying to cut down.

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