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Offline Twilight Fenrir

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My new Thor 7-1/4" Circular Saw
« on: November 06, 2017, 08:38:22 PM »
Thor is my favorite brand of power tool... I tend to snag them whenever I find them at yard sales. Usually they're quite cheap, but they are always overbuilt. This one I paid a bit more than I'd have liked for... But I've never seen a Thor saw before, and it was just too pretty for me to pass up... This beast weighs in at a whopping 15lbs! I replaced the cord, and she works like a champ! Now I can pitch the crappy antique Black and Decker I've been using and use something with some class! (After some strength training...)




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Re: My new Thor 7-1/4" Circular Saw
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2017, 05:43:36 AM »
What a streamlined beast! I would have had a hard time leaving it.
You might say I have a tool collecting problem....

Offline turnnut

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Re: My new Thor 7-1/4" Circular Saw
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2017, 07:33:58 AM »
 Thor cast into parts on both sides, they were proud of their product. nice looking saw that you have.

Offline Bill Houghton

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Re: My new Thor 7-1/4" Circular Saw
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2017, 10:17:21 AM »
That is really, really cool!  I'd have snapped that up, too!

I have my uncle's 1/4" Thor drill, and use it regularly.

Offline Twilight Fenrir

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Re: My new Thor 7-1/4" Circular Saw
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2017, 01:06:04 PM »
That is really, really cool!  I'd have snapped that up, too!

I have my uncle's 1/4" Thor drill, and use it regularly.
Could you post a picture? I've never seen a small Thor anything XD

I've got one of their hand drills with a 3/4" chuck, and two with 5/8" chucks, but never seen a 1/4"

Offline crankshaftdan II

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Re: My new Thor 7-1/4" Circular Saw
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2017, 09:33:33 AM »
They had the "CADILLAC" style of the power tools in there day!





























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Re: My new Thor 7-1/4" Circular Saw
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2017, 09:29:45 PM »
I have a lonely Thor 5/8 socket here  1/2 drive   

free to a Thor collector

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Re: My new Thor 7-1/4" Circular Saw
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2018, 09:48:26 PM »
Nice saw!
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Offline Twilight Fenrir

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Re: My new Thor 7-1/4" Circular Saw
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2018, 06:25:13 AM »
I have a lonely Thor 5/8 socket here  1/2 drive   

free to a Thor collector

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Would that be a Thorsen socket? I know there was someone on here who was collecting those...

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Re: My new Thor 7-1/4" Circular Saw
« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2018, 02:00:31 PM »
I buy some of these old tools that look great also, but never plug one in unless I use a ground fault circuit.  About 10 years ago I didn't and it was a seriously shocking experience.

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Re: My new Thor 7-1/4" Circular Saw
« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2018, 11:05:19 AM »
i was looking up something about carbon brushes and ran across this today and didn't know if you had it.

http://www.blackburntools.com/articles/rose-tools-catalog-archives/pdfs/thor-ca1930-no-39a.pdf

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Re: My new Thor 7-1/4" Circular Saw
« Reply #11 on: June 01, 2018, 09:43:16 AM »
Haha, I'll plug anything in to test it... I'm not scared of electricity XD

Oh man, that catalogue is awesome! Thanks P_Toad! I've never seen that, but it's really cool getting to see some of my tools in there, and that cutaway picture of my circ saw is really cool! I'd love to find one (or more) of those angle grinders! That nibbler! A belt sander! Maybe one of those bench grinders! Gah, so many cool tools in there!

Those prices are insane, too, $200 in 1930s money? These tools really were built to last!
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Re: My new Thor 7-1/4" Circular Saw
« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2018, 01:56:07 PM »
The prices caught my eye, too.   In a nice eye-watering way.   :cry:

I did note the addresses in the back all have zone numbers and no zip code yet!