How to Use Your Vintage Rockwell Tablesaw

How to Use Your Vintage Rockwell Tablesaw

Mike shows off his “ancient” Rockwell Table Saw and some of the features that made it possible for a blind guy to do very precise work and in the process become a more skilled tradesman.

Mike shares some of the features that make his vintage Rockwell table saw a real find.

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-Vintage Rockwell International 10” table saw

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  1. Clayton Lemieux on October 23, 2023 at 10:18 pm

    I love my contractor table saw that I purchase new when I was 26 now 64 still own it and made a lot of nice things with it

  2. wurly164 on October 23, 2023 at 10:28 pm

    I was taught woodworking by a older gentlemen, on his Rockwell 34-400 saw. I started when I was 14 with him. When he could no longer do woodworking, he gave it to me, a couple of years ago. He passed last year at 101 and I am 56. Lots of history with him and his saw.

  3. Derek Craig on October 23, 2023 at 10:35 pm

    Glad you still have all your finger. Mine will never get that close to a table saw blade

  4. Danny Meil on October 23, 2023 at 10:39 pm

    I called about one for 67.50 but I’m gonna use the table for a welding table for a heavy duty cart with caster wheels because it’s steel and the guides are square so with the extensions I have something for clamping my projects

  5. bogywan kenobe on October 23, 2023 at 10:44 pm

    How is it this was done Dec 5 ( my birthday, gee whizz ) 2018, there are now only 863 views, only 5 thumbs up ( mine included ) and 3 thumbs down ( badge of honor )? How blind can man be they do not see the sound information shared here? Thank you ABT for sharing your knowledge. Glad also to have a saw same as My Father used for decades feeding a family of 8. More machine than show.

  6. Rebel9668 on October 23, 2023 at 10:45 pm

    I’m going to purchase a Rockwell 9" contractors saw this weekend, like you, assuming it’s still there by then, lol. I’ll use a fold down face-shield or goggles as opposed to safety glasses as I have sensitive eyes (weird since I used to wear hard contact lenses for years before the eye surgery) and even a bit of sawdust in them drives me crazy. Being allergic to cats I just have the old Victor snap traps. How does one go about finding the age of a saw? I mean, if I had to guess I’d say that model 9 I’ve been looking at was from the 70’s or the 80’s but I really have no idea.

  7. RichardC on October 23, 2023 at 10:51 pm

    When I think of using my 34-450 as it whistles when I turn it on, it reminds me to be totally focused on it as I cut. The 3 belt motor shows no mercy for a careless user. I can’t imagine using any machine, especially a table saw without my eyesight.🙀

  8. Team Metal on October 23, 2023 at 11:04 pm

    Some people only learn things the hard way.

  9. Dan Seven on October 23, 2023 at 11:05 pm

    Awesome. More power to You. God Bless.

  10. Andrew Denine on October 23, 2023 at 11:06 pm

    Thought I was seeing Ray Charles for a sec lol