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Just acquired myself one of these here Whitney saws.

It also happened to be a sliding/rolling table version too.

Hard to find these anymore, most were captured and forced to live in a barn in NJ.

This one came from part of the Batesville Casket Co.

I got it home and gave it a good look over and here is what I have found.


List of issues that need attention:

1. Motor is a Woods, 5hp, 2 Phase according to the name plate, pulled out end of motor leads and there are 12 wires. Seems it was rewound, Smitty did not recall that area ever having 2 phase power, saw was in use 8 years ago.

2. No starter, not a big deal.

3. Probably missing two of the inside table rollers and the other two inside ones are stuck.

4. missing wrench to open and close table

5. missing handle on tilt hand wheel.

6. fence was dropped, broken and repaired at one point.


I managed to get most things moving pretty easily tonight.

We found a nice surprise hiding inside the saw, the dado arbor.

Saw seems to be from the latter part of 1932.

Motor has a cool thing on the end to hold a wrench while you tighten the arbor nut, or dado arbor.

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That's a nice lightweight portable job site saw for the wood flooring guys to setup in the middle of the customers living room. :laughing: :laughing:
Turns out that this is only the 4th one known to exist with the rolling table, two no.77 and two 177's.
You can't have much room left
WarnerConstInc. said:
Turns out that this is only the 4th one known to exist with the rolling table, two no.77 and two 177's.
I noticed it's green...

Blade size?
I do not think I ever heard of "2" phase. In my limited knowledge, Single phase and threee phase are it, but would you guess that 2 phase is somehow an older way to express 220/240 voltage? I.E., 110 on 2 hot legs.

12 wires would indicate it has been reword for 3 phase and the wires can be chenged for 220 to 440.
It predates 3 phase, I don't think you will find anything 2 phase after 1920. If it was a 2 phase wound motor it would most likely have 4 leads, two for one phase, two for the other.
I do not think I ever heard of "2" phase. In my limited knowledge, Single phase and threee phase are it, but would you guess that 2 phase is somehow an older way to express 220/240 voltage? I.E., 110 on 2 hot legs.

12 wires would indicate it has been reword for 3 phase and the wires can be chenged for 220 to 440.
2 phase is its own type of power supply. There were select pockets of 2 phase power all over the place.

Philadelphia was a major area that had 2 phase. I believe that it is still in use.

Yes, it seems from the 12 leads it has been rewound, but not re stamped on the motor plate. That irritates me.

Now I have to figure out what lead is what so I can wire it for the correct voltage.

Might just pull the stator and take it to my local motor shop.

This saw is from 1932, we'll after the 1920 guess.

I can post some good reads on 2 and 3 phase power later.
16" blade gives you 4" cutting capacity at 90 degrees.
I noticed it's green...

Blade size?
There is a Nema standard for 12 wire 3 phase motors, just look online for a chart.
2 phase is its own type of power supply. There were select pockets of 2 phase power all over the place.

Philadelphia was a major area that had 2 phase. I believe that it is still in use.

Yes, it seems from the 12 leads it has been rewound, but not re stamped on the motor plate. That irritates me.

Now I have to figure out what lead is what so I can wire it for the correct voltage.

Might just pull the stator and take it to my local motor shop.

This saw is from 1932, we'll after the 1920 guess.

I can post some good reads on 2 and 3 phase power later.
I have no problems wiring a dual voltage motor correctly, but it becomes a little more difficult when the leads aren't numbered.
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Oh yeah you're boned.
I have no problems wiring a dual voltage motor correctly, but it becomes a little more difficult when the leads aren't numbered.
Be well worth the 40 bucks it will cost me to have my motor shop figure it out for me.
Oh yeah you're boned.
Agreed
Be well worth the 40 bucks it will cost me to have my motor shop figure it out for me.
Nice find D-:thumbsup:

Keeping this one....:blink:
This saw is too rare to get rid of, unless it turns out to be a big turd.
I finally dedicated a little cleaning and wrenching time tonight.

Tops are off, rolling table assembly is removed, fence is apart, stub arbor is really stuck.

I am not sure but, maybe they could have beefed up those castings a little, lol.















Bad Whitney!!

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Ok,
Cut the crap D,.."..


That last picture is NOT YOUR SHOP......:laughing:


I think the paint gave it away......:laughing:


Love saw dude,,,:thumbsup:


Kudos...:thumbsup:
The newton was a good runner, I look past the green. The greenlee 532 is matched to the original color, the Whitney will not stay peeling green for long.
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