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Classic Power Tools => Classic Power Tools => Topic started by: s78wingrider on March 07, 2015, 08:08:20 AM

Title: Added to my collection of saws
Post by: s78wingrider on March 07, 2015, 08:08:20 AM
Craftsman Model 207.25603, First one with a plug like this and a grease fitting.
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Post by: Papaw on March 07, 2015, 08:33:16 AM
Very cool! Does it still work?
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Post by: s78wingrider on March 07, 2015, 09:11:34 AM
Still works.
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Post by: s78wingrider on March 07, 2015, 09:13:17 AM
Made by American Floor Surfacing Machine Co., some where around 1950.
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Post by: Aunt Phil on March 07, 2015, 12:16:22 PM
The amazing part is the ground wire is still on the cord.
That idea was the cats ass in the late 50s when people started going weenie about getting shocks from power tools rather than being happy they had a power tool to do the work.  The wire was replaced by the 3 wire plug around 63, quickly followed by the 3 to 2 adapter a week later.
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Post by: s78wingrider on March 07, 2015, 12:54:11 PM
Just weighed it, 18 pounds! I call it my 2 1/2 men saw, lol  :smiley:
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Post by: Yadda on March 07, 2015, 07:10:03 PM
Great find! Love the Art Deco styling.
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Post by: Aunt Phil on March 07, 2015, 08:28:54 PM
Great find! Love the Art Deco styling.

That ain't Art Deco, that's Streamlined.
It was popular on everything from locomotives down to nail clippers.
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Post by: Plyerman on March 07, 2015, 09:25:15 PM
Sweet. Made before the Form Follows Function fanatics took over.
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Post by: Chillylulu on September 23, 2015, 08:01:29 AM
Great find! Love the Art Deco styling.

That ain't Art Deco, that's Streamlined.
It was popular on everything from locomotives down to nail clippers.

Yes - that sleek streamlined look is part of the art deco period, isn't it?
I can hardly remember those art appreciation type courses they make you take in college. I was more into physics and stuff thst I thought was practical at the time.

Chilly
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Post by: Twilight Fenrir on September 23, 2015, 09:19:44 AM
Great find! Love the Art Deco styling.

That ain't Art Deco, that's Streamlined.
It was popular on everything from locomotives down to nail clippers.

Yes - that sleek streamlined look is part of the art deco period, isn't it?
I can hardly remember those art appreciation type courses they make you take in college. I was more into physics and stuff thst I thought was practical at the time.

Chilly
You could call it art deco..... Generally, the Art Deco movement was in the 19-teens through the 1920s. That is 1950s styling there, which I'm not sure what they called it, other than 1950s :P There's something about atomic age, and space age, but those were more in the 60s to the best of my knowledge... But, I would probably consider that fairly art deco... It's close enough... I would expect full art deco to have a few more sweeps. The back end of the blade gaurd would likely taper down to a flared point, the leading edge might, too.

Also... That is a GORGEOUS saw! That's one I could never pass up if I found it! 
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Post by: Aunt Phil on September 23, 2015, 10:56:12 AM
I'm sticking with Streamlined.
Art Deco was more applicable to stationary objects like buildings & furniture.  I always thought it was approaching flat ugly in a lot of places, and the clown who designed it never gave a thought to the tons of dust it would gather over time.

Ran onto a fellow who wired a few hundred houses in the 63 time frame, and he told me when Romex came along with a ground wire nobody knew how to employ the ground, so they just snipped it coming into the box.  6 months later the Inspectors changed the requirement and they wound the ground around one of the clamping screws in the box. 

I sure remember those pigtail plugs, and a few outlets where somebody lost the screw so the coverplate got reinstalled with chewing gum.

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Post by: HeelSpur on September 23, 2015, 04:00:18 PM
That is cool for sure. Do you have the 6 1/2" model # 336.27963?

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Post by: Guido Salvage on April 23, 2016, 12:34:10 PM
Side view looks like a Kaiser Manhattan.
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Post by: Nolatoolguy on April 23, 2016, 07:15:12 PM
Nice saw there, I to like the design of the guarding.

Thanks for sharing.
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Post by: Bill Houghton on April 25, 2016, 06:15:13 PM
That idea was the cats ass in the late 50s when people started going weenie about getting shocks from power tools...
Yeah.  A real man would work right through a short-to-ground that caused the full power of the circuit to flow through him to ground.  Granted, it's hard to work efficiently when your muscles are in spasm and your heart's fibrillating like mad (or stopped altogether); but that's how you show you're tough.