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Very old G4 serial number 1548

 
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kmcsmart



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Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2015 8:21 am    Post subject: Very old G4 serial number 1548 Reply with quote

Hi All,
I just bought a G4 with the serial number 1548. That number is lower than the 1560 that is listed by Czypete in his incomplete guide (which is quite complete) I paid $175 CDN for the saw, so that is just peanuts in US dollars.

My saw is missing some pieces - the finger assembly, clamp, light and guard.
Here are some pictures






It even has an oiler, which I gather is to oil the blade.




The rubber bumpers are completely worn away for my table.


It is hard to see the serial number but if you zoom in you can read it.


I am excited to get the saw up and running. It has a 3/4 HP motor but it is a new motor so I will look for and old one that suits it better.

There is some play in the tables so I will try to tighten them up.
Karen
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crzypete



Joined: 16 Dec 2004
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Location: New York State

PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2015 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, that's definitely an old one. I'll have to update the post to include it.

The bucket does not look original to that vintage.

The table has a crossed hatched pattern that was most likely planed into the surface. My earliest G3 has this as well.

Something is screwy with the motor plate. Looks mounted backwards and not in the right spot. I think it should be on either side of the inner arms. Probably reversed and dislocated in order to account for the newer motor.

Also the funny handle above the motor, not sure whats going on there. Hammond used a bolt with a spring that would allow the motor to bounce a bit. I have always tapped the hole and used a bolt to tension the motor against the belts with no bounce. Use an acorn nut on the end of the bolt.

You can ditch the big oil cup- I believe it was used as cutting coolant.

The light and guard are useless, they just get in the way when using it for woodworking.

Pete
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kmcsmart



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2015 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pete,
I had a look at some other images online and you are right about the motor plate. It is mounted too far to the pulley side of the saw because of the short motor shaft. The motor only has a single pulley as well so I am already on the hunt for a nice old motor that will suit it well.

I think the "funny handle" is a broken piece of the guard that was just put there. I will remove it and do what you suggest.

I have a line on a finger assembly and I hope that pans out. If anyone has a clamp let me know. I am going to look at making a quadrant for the sliding table. I will post more later about that after I have given it a go.
Karen
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crzypete



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2015 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh yeah, now I see that the lever is a chunk of the guard. Well good riddance, you will not miss it one bit.

I have made those rubber bumpers many times in the past. They wear out. I used a rubber cork from the hardware store. You'll probably need to replace the screws too, they always get bent once the bumper is toast.

I double checked here. No extra clamps right now.

Pete
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