I figured I would post this in here since I will be primarily using it for CA builds. I came across this beauty in a craigslist ad for free, just had to drive about a half hour to pick it up. Its a mid 1970's craftsman table saw which was made by the Emerson Electric Co., the same people who make the Ridgid table saws for Home Depot. It has a 27" cast iron table and 10" wide steel wings. All the adjustments work flawlessly.
Aside from the rust & cosmetic flaws the only thing that needs fixed on it is the motor. Luckily, my uncle just happened to have a 220v single phase 1.5hp motor laying around. It will work just fine once I machine a correct sized pulley out of some turning stock.
My game plan is to restore the top surfaces by hand, then partially disassemble and sandblast it, paint it, and reassemble it w/ the new motor/pulley setup and a new blade. I have a shopfox fence and rail system to mount to it, and eventually I plan on replacing the steel wings with cast iron ones when I have the cash to spare.
Today was my first day working on it. I spent about 6hrs restoring the top surfaces. I'm gonna start disassembling it on Tuesday after work so I can sand blast it next weekend.
Just Starting, didn't have my before pic but you get the idea:
Done for the day:
Let me know what you guys think. I figure I will have about $300 spent on it by the time I have it up and running, which is about $250 less than I would have spent on a comparable new one. In any case, it will surely be better than my old jobsite saw that only had 12" of rip.