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Hello All.

Is anyone here familiar with a table saw made by Royal Tools Co.

I am looking to purchase a used table saw to finish a small project. They are asking 100.00 for it. Your thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

 

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THAT LOOKS TO BE A DEAL!!!

what motor/drive system does it have...
 
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Go for it...!

Just make sure of a couple of things...

Spin the blade, no power, and make sure you don't feel any bearing issues...
Run the cranks all the way to full position and back...smooth...?
Check the arbor by grabbing the blade and try to rock it side to side...
Do the same with the motor...especially if belt driven
Check belt pulleys to make sure they are smooth and won't fray the belt...
Turn it on and make sure it runs nice and smooth...check to see if the blade/arbor run smooth...no wobble, etc...
While it's running, lift the blade up and down...likewise the bevel crank...
Check the fence to make sure it moves smoothly...check it close to the slot to see if it winds up in the same place when you move it...
Check the table for flat...bring a straightedge with you and check it N/S,E/W and diagonal...
"Bang it around" a bit...anything loose...hardware, nuts, bolts, etc...
If you're getting accessories, check that they are complete and functional...
Make sure you get the manual...if not on paper, can you get it from the internet...get the model number...

Just some thoughts...
 

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It also looks like a right-tilt blade...make sure you like that...to some people it makes a difference when making bevel cuts...and to some it don't...
 

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Thank you all for chiming in. I appreciate it immensely. The woman sold the unit before I could it make it up to her place. Maybe she just didn't like all of the questions that I had been asking. Oh well, I guess that it just wasn't meant to be. Have yourselves a safe and wonderful weekend. Peter
 

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Sorry to hear, Peter...maybe it just wasn't meant to be (this one, anyway)...

Good luck with your search...
 
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I think maybe Royal might have put their name on someone else's saw. Peter I see old Rockwell/Beaver/Delta saws similar to that one come up fairly regular and they were pretty good saws. People are usually asking from $100-200 for them. They had a decent fence on them. A buddy of mine wanted to upgrade from his to something newer and bigger and sold it to me for $100. I use it as a backup saw to my Unisaw and there isn't much it will do that the old Rockwell can't. Besides what Nick said make sure that the frame that holds the motor isn't damaged. Someone was on the forum a few years ago that had a broken one and he was having problems finding a replacement. The one thing they didn't have going for them was the very short distance from the blade to the end of the top. They benefit greatly from an outfeed table, even if it's only a foot wide.
 
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