1960s SHOPMATE ELECTRIC SABRE SAW
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Hector Glumweld set down the June 1966 issue of "Popular Mechanics", looked up and said out loud, "I can do this!"
He grabbed the keys to this Rambler station wagon and headed to the lumberyard. Two hours later Hector pulled into his driveway, the shocks of his Rambler bottoming out from the weight of the lumber he had crammed into the back and lashed onto the roof. He quickly unloaded the wood into the garage and dug out his trusty Shopmate sabre saw. Down the garage door went, and soon the drone of his saw could be heard followed by the sound of wood pieces hitting the concrete floor.
Two weeks later Hector Glumweld lifted the garage door to reveal a hand built, fifteen foot row boat. He borrowed his neighbor's trailer, loaded up the boat and headed out to the lake for a maiden voyage. About thirty-five minutes after setting out from the boat ramp Hector was crawling out of the water onto shore as he turned to see the last remnants of his creation slip into the deep. He sat down in the sand and reflected on the five or ten minutes he enjoyed piloting his handcrafted boat across the placid waters of Lake Chimachaka, that was until the water began to seep in from all sides at a rate faster than he could bail.
Here's a working electric Shopmate model 1810 Type 1 Quick Stroke sabre saw made in the USA by G.W. Murphy Industries. This well-made power tool was built to last with an all cast aluminum body and solid 3 amp motor. The saw measures 8" X 8" X 3.75" at its widest point and weighs in at over 5 lbs. It features a top mounted sliding thumb switch, adjustable base plate for sawing at up to a 45 degree angle and has a heavy duty 70" long electrical cord
This saw is in very good working condition and looks like it has been well cared for over the years. We tested the motor and it operates smoothly with no grinding or and other apparent issues. The body has some scratches and scuffs but no dents or major issues. It is pretty clean with no excessive dirt or signs of rust. The electrical cord is in very good shape.
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