reply to telco_mtl
Re: Old Power Tools
said by telco_mtl:From what I can tell, this is the first table saw from Craftsman to have a guard on the blade. It is rather scary to use, the motor is original (GE), as is the cord. The motor connects to a switched outlet attached to that base, which in turn plugs into the wall. The entire unit is ungrounded (all of the larger tools are that way of course, given their age).
my next door neighbor has a similar table saw, works great but scary as hell, no guard on the blade.
said by telco_mtl:Depends, my Rigid power drill from 2010 still allows you to replace the motor brushes, and they will provide them free so long as you have registered the tool.
Old tools had user serviceable parts too, my 1965 B&D sabre saw has replaceable motor brushes, today you buy a new one!