A few years ago I made a decision to loan my Craftsman Contractor Table Saw to my son. He was talking about buying one and mine was taking up space in the garage that I really needed for other things. Like parking my truck inside out of the weather. Ryan lived just down the road from me and if I needed to use the saw I could drive over. I never needed to.
Since then Ryan moved to Canadian Lakes. He is about a two hour drive away. That’s not a trip to make just to cut the occasional dado or rip a 2×4.
Early this week I noticed a table saw sitting in a garage sale. I was driving into town and needed to get there so I didn’t stop. On the way home it was still there. Now it is in the blacksmith shop. This is how it got there.
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  1. Karen O on January 23, 2022 at 11:42 pm

    OH BOY – A NEW TOY!!! Looks Fun! Want a job?? =D careful, you might be heading for the bigger closet Club.

  2. Diana Loo on January 23, 2022 at 11:45 pm

    you have an old craftsman 9 in saw and you and can not buy any 9 " blades but I have one and still use it from time to time and it works great

  3. ScoutCrafter on January 23, 2022 at 11:54 pm

    Awesome deal!!! I have two radial arm saws and NEVER use them… My table saw is used all the time!!! Great stuff!!!

  4. Lewie McNeely on January 24, 2022 at 12:01 am

    Looks a lot like Cheryl’d Dad’s old bench saw. It’s got the table extensions but I took them off for room’s sake too. The only thing I replaced on it ewas the cord. The table was pitted in places but being neglected in Florida for years with the salt air there it’s still in fine cutting shape. Waxed the table several times when I got it wire brushed off. Now it’s in her shed in the dry with a cover over it. It even has the Craftsman belt. I got my info off Keith Ruckers ‘Vintage Machinery’ thing. LOTS of stuff there as you know. And it just depends on how much of a project as to what I drag out. Got way too much to be diesel powered. GLAD to see you back home and happy weekend!

  5. Reiki Bee on January 24, 2022 at 12:08 am

    $25 what a steal for that old lovely! Great find! 😀

  6. David Chadwick on January 24, 2022 at 12:09 am

    Well this is a pleasant surprise,are you back or just a one off for now , great little saw there very handy miss my table saw but as you well know I have a job just to fit me in my shop.the good thing is I gave mine to my eldest son so if I’m pushed I can use it there or better still ask him and he doesn’t it and drops it off no flies on me just yet lol. Well great to see you again great job 👍

  7. Jerold Parry on January 24, 2022 at 12:13 am

    I have the exact table saw but with everything. both extensions, rip fence and mitter gauge and the Craftsmen power tool handbook. I’m just missing the motor. I would really like to sell It. I can be reached my email at

  8. The Real Me on January 24, 2022 at 12:15 am

    Have the same saw and i cant tilt the.blade.. help pls

  9. Terry Stewart on January 24, 2022 at 12:16 am

    I just bought the same saw this week, but mine is gold in color!

  10. Ol James on January 24, 2022 at 12:19 am

    ..Good find Bossman !! Those sure are good saws. Papaw had one and if you had a big enough blade it seemed like it would rip trees into. Hope they aint worked you to hard, or maybe it’s the other way around….!!

  11. Arnold Gorter on January 24, 2022 at 12:19 am

    Can you put a dust cutter on a 8 inch CRAFTSMAN table saw.

  12. MAC on January 24, 2022 at 12:19 am

    I bought one like that for 95.00
    So accurate yup!

  13. Knot Head on January 24, 2022 at 12:25 am

    Great find my friend.

  14. steve walker on January 24, 2022 at 12:25 am

    Nice find.

  15. Jan-Reinier Voute on January 24, 2022 at 12:25 am

    For the price of a nice bottle of central heating? No contest. Nice find uncle Dave, enjoy tinkering with it.

  16. Tony Lenge on January 24, 2022 at 12:26 am

    Nice to see you again. I had a King-Seeley Craftsman table saw for many years. They are built to last and worked great. I moved up to a Delta contractors saw. I think you will enjoy the saw. Take care.

  17. paul harriss on January 24, 2022 at 12:30 am

    Good little saw, my Uncle had a saw from the 50’s just like yours. My first saw was a 8" Craftsman saw I used it for years building several kitchens and many vanities with it. One day the rack gear that raised and lowered the blade broke. I went to Sears to order a new gear with the serial number wrote on a 2X4 I marched right up to the counter. Much to my surprise the old guy told me that Sears didn’t have parts anymore for that saw and that it was 1934 vintage. I hillbillied it together and used it for many more years. It had a double end shaft, 5/8 HP motor that reversed. I could sit a full cup of coffee on the table while it was running and not have a ripple in the cup. I gave it to my cousin and it ended up in Alaska where he built a cabin using it for all the trim work and ripping siding down bats. Well enough rambling I got work to do, the neighbor butcher beef today and I got fresh liver to get into the freezer. Can’t wait to see the coffee cup test on that dandy saw.

  18. Tim on January 24, 2022 at 12:32 am

    I have two of these, great little saw. The saw arbor is 1/2", most of the modern blades are 5/8" but that should be no problem for you to knock out a spacer on the metal lathe. Keep me in mind should you need a part.

  19. Brian Neeley on January 24, 2022 at 12:32 am

    You just can’t beat a good table saw for bigger jobs. I’ve got two well buried table saws in the garage. I’m not sure but I think both are Craftsman. I have used both of them in the past, and they can get the job done.
    Your saw looks to be about the same size as the one I have that has folding legs. I would like say I’ll be able to get to mine before you get to yours, but somehow I doubt it… 🙁

  20. AmishPope on January 24, 2022 at 12:33 am

    Great find my friend. We used to laugh and say the first thing you do to your new saw is remove the guard. Cheers👍

  21. UK Tony on January 24, 2022 at 12:35 am

    Welcome home, great purchase for under £20!. I need (want, covert, desire etc) a table saw but until I can clear a space in the garage it will be on my nice to have list. How is the contract going ?.

  22. Stephen Kent on January 24, 2022 at 12:36 am

    Congratulations on an excellent find. I have my neices father-in-law’s King Sealy Jig saw/ Scroll saw from 1947. It is in excellent shape. I was very honored that her husband thought of me when his dad passed! They certainly don’t make tools like that any more it’s a shame. They certainly last forever! Good luck with it!