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Offline Loren Woirhaye

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On Ebay - The king of small super-accurate table saws
« on: April 08, 2008, 06:12 PM »
Ok, I know some of you guys must be in Northern California and would love
to own one of these.  Its too far for me to go but if I was within 2 hours
of Davis, CA I would try to snap it up.

Its a Hammond Glider -  a printer's Linotype saw with a crazy-accurate 
sliding table and ACME lead screw indexed cross-cutting fence.

I actually own a less-fancy, though in better condition, printer's saw
by another maker and it is super cool and dead-accurate for joinery.

Anyhow- this Hammond Trim-o-saw is in Davis California and its on
Ebay.  Its kind of rough, looks like its been left outside and it
might need a new motor - but don't let that hold you back.  A
little elbow greese and you will have the ultimate specialized joinery
saw.  These things have a cult following among crazy furniture
making fanatics and probably guitar-builders too.   Just do a little
poking around and you'll find information about that.  There are
several nice examples on

Here's the URL - ends tomorrow.

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Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: On Ebay - The king of small super-accurate table saws
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2008, 09:48 PM »
I have one of these but I've never used it. Rescued it from an auction of a printing plant at least 10 years ago. The other bidder wanted to use it for a base for his band saw and I couldn't let that happen.

Thanks for the link to Loren. There, I found a Hammond link which consists of the very FWW article I'd read way back when that clued me in to the special quality of the Glider. Rereading it might inspire me to make use of the machine. Right now, I'm sorry to say, it's just a base for boxes of other stuff, but at least it's still intact and in way better condition than the poor thing on ebay.