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    A friend of mine asked me to post these pictures for him. He wants to know how old the saw is, and what it was originally designed for. It just looks like an old chop saw to me.

    Thanks for any help you can give me.
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  • #2
    Re: Old Ridgid saw

    I think Rick probably has a couple of those. Wait for him to check in, he'll know. Me? I never saw one before.
    "When we build let us think we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work that our descendants will thank us for, and let us think, as we lay stone upon stone, that a time is to come when these stones will be held sacred because our hands have touched them, and that men will say, as they look upon the labor and wrought substance of them, "See! This our fathers did for us."
    John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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    • #3
      Re: Old Ridgid saw

      Looks like an old Ridgid Cutoff saw for cutting metal. Google cutoff saw and you should see something similar to what you have.

      Ridgid cut off saw: http://www.ridgid.com/Tools/CM1450/
      Last edited by Spinalzo; 12-11-2008, 05:21 PM. Reason: Added site information

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      • #4
        Re: Old Ridgid saw

        Its a ridgid 968 chop saw. I bought one in 1976. It was used to cut plastic pipe.worked good in the summer but if it got below freezing the saw took a long time to warm up. I put a different start capacitor in it but it still was junk. See it every day on the garage shelf colecting dust

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        • #5
          Re: Old Ridgid saw

          Originally posted by goob View Post
          Its a ridgid 968 chop saw. I bought one in 1976. It was used to cut plastic pipe.worked good in the summer but if it got below freezing the saw took a long time to warm up. I put a different start capacitor in it but it still was junk. See it every day on the garage shelf colecting dust
          Looking at the blade that is mounted in the photo I was thinking it might be for plastic. Doesn't look like a metal cutting saw to me.

          Gathering dust huh? Don't let Rick find out, he will want to add ti to the West Coast RIDGID Museum (in his shop).
          "When we build let us think we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work that our descendants will thank us for, and let us think, as we lay stone upon stone, that a time is to come when these stones will be held sacred because our hands have touched them, and that men will say, as they look upon the labor and wrought substance of them, "See! This our fathers did for us."
          John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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          • #6
            Re: Old Ridgid saw

            pay the ups rick and its yours.

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