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Offline papadan

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Craftsman 6 1/2" circular saw
« on: October 17, 2018, 03:57:37 PM »
Picked this up at an auction for $2, everyone else there were contractors looking for usable tools. It came with the original case, tools and paperwork.
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Re: Craftsman 6 1/2" circular saw
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2018, 04:00:37 PM »
Picked this up last year, about half way through the restoration on it.
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Re: Craftsman 6 1/2" circular saw
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2018, 04:07:30 PM »
Do you think you can find a 6 1/2" blade? I've never had the need for one but I don't recall ever seeing them.
 Nice find even if you don't find a blade.

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Re: Craftsman 6 1/2" circular saw
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2018, 04:17:44 PM »
Hello, Papadan. Nice find on the saw, I am sure your restoration will look great!!! Regards, Lou
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Re: Craftsman 6 1/2" circular saw
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2019, 05:26:48 PM »
Wow, that's amazing, plus it came with all the accessories.  Good find, and score.

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Re: Craftsman 6 1/2" circular saw
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2019, 06:24:04 AM »
Sweet buy!
You might say I have a tool collecting problem....

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Re: Craftsman 6 1/2" circular saw
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2019, 01:22:49 PM »
I have one of them I bought back in the 1970's blades were easy to find then. Still have it stashed under the woodworking bench somewhere. 
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Re: Craftsman 6 1/2" circular saw
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2019, 02:08:54 PM »
McMaster Carr still carries 6 1/2 inch blades so you can probably find them other places too.

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Re: Craftsman 6 1/2" circular saw
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2019, 07:52:26 PM »
Just after I bought this saw, I ordered a new blade from sears for it. I wanted one with the Craftsman name on it.
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Offline Mike H

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Re: Craftsman 6 1/2" circular saw
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2019, 02:39:05 AM »
That is  a huge score for the money. Do it run?

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Re: Craftsman 6 1/2" circular saw
« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2019, 06:08:32 AM »
My late uncle had one of these.  My aunt offered it to me  and I am mulling it over.     I really didn't have room that day as i got his  old Polish machinist vise that day.   It is a massive vise and in beautiful condition.   

My late uncle was a true inspiration to me  and I would love to have another piece to remember him by.   

This saw is in ok condition,   needs a little TLC  and a cord.    If you look closely on the nameplate it is from 1951.

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Re: Craftsman 6 1/2" circular saw
« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2019, 01:19:12 PM »
Hello, That looks like a good one. I like the wrap around baseplate, too!! Regards, Lou
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