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    Default Wolfenden Table Saw

    I bought this saw for a few reasons:

    1) It was smaller than my Dyco Table Saw and right now thats great as a I have little room to move. For a lot of stuff I cut I actually don't find I need anything bigger for my current projects.
    2) It's a good interim Table Saw for when I have more space and find me a Wadkin PK
    3) It was a decent price

    The saw is heavy ... really really heavy! I can't even lift one side of it by myself which makes me wonder how it'll go with the mobile stand I made for it. What you don't see in the picture below which I'll need to fit:
    • Overhead guard
    • Dust collection and under table blade cover
    • Motor / Drive belt cover


    It does seem to be missing a couple of things: A riving knife and the extension table wings on either side - both I don't care much for.

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    I partially stripped it down to do some re-painting and will get to the rest some time soon, I hope. I have put it together for now so I can actually use it. It came with a tiny motor which I'll replace with a 2 - 3HP 2800 rpm motor (current motor is 3/4HP 1425 rpm).

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    I couldn't find much on it. Below is a similar saw but looks to have some sort of side mortising/drill on one side.

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    Also found this one thats pretty much the same but with an extension table off to the right hand side.

    Wolfenden Table Saw, 3 Phase, Auction (0009-3014266) | GraysOnline Australia

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  3. #2
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    This is the mobile base I made for it. Seems to be holding up OK. I had the saw weight (without the tabletop and fence) on it + my 84kg weight and seemed fine. Each angle iron support for the castors (rated at 100kg each) is attached with a 10mm bolt + 10mm HEX coach screws + 3 x HEX roofing screws.

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    Default variants on the theme and design

    Good to see another Aussie machine rebuild.
    I'm looking at pictures of Wolfenden saws 'cos I recently bought a 'Premo' (brand name used by Goodalls & Co), that looks the same design. Most Premo products (aside from the nice metal lathe) don't 'fess' up to the actual maker.
    Here is a similar Wolfie on FB marketplace (Buxton); cheers,
    AndrewOC
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    For a second there I thought you had moved Andrew! Ad From Goodalls Catalouge for Premo Saw
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    The rise and fall seems to be a bit more modern on the Premo's. I have a vertical screw which lifts the bench top on my saw - this is probably one of the reasons the previous owner got rid of it as he was in retirement.

    The fence on these are identical from what I can tell.

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