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forresth 12-31-2010 03:23 PM

Antique saber-saw value?
 
I picked up a cheap saber-saw at the local restore place. it later dawned on me that this thing might actually have some value to a collector.

Its a Sunbeam no.76 saw in the original (but beat up) box, with plenty of blades (sort of like regular saber-saw blades, but completely non-interchangeable), rip/circle guide and manuals. I think it dates from the 50s. Its got no handle (you just hold onto the cast Al housing) and a toggle switch for off and on.

Jackofall1 12-31-2010 04:39 PM

May be an old tool to the rest of the world, but that would be a new tool to the UP, just took awhile to get there......:laughing:

oldsoldier 09-30-2011 05:37 PM

Does anyone know where blades for this saw can be purchased? I found one in an old barn here in Ohio and only has just the one blade which is damn sharp! Somebody (the farmer maybe) must have put a new cord on the saw 'cause when the switch is "OFF" the saw runs but when in the "ON" position the darn thing is off. I can't believe it came from the factory that way but maybe!

forresth 09-30-2011 05:42 PM

I have never seen a blade for sale that was like them. The work involved to make new blades out of existing saber saw blades in not practical for everyday use. I could only see that as being an option if you just want to have a running antique tool.

Mr Chips 09-30-2011 06:17 PM

are those the ones that have 5 or 6 holes in the shank and a little nub coming off the back?

forresth 09-30-2011 06:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Mr Chips (Post 739081)
are those the ones that have 5 or 6 holes in the shank and a little nub coming off the back?

5 holes; 2 above 3 below the nub. The holes have no apparent use. The nub looks like about 1/4"x1/2", but that is without a ruler

Mr Chips 09-30-2011 06:32 PM

that sounds like the one i'm thinking of. haven't seen any of those in MANY years

forresth 09-30-2011 06:46 PM

ya, all the blades I have are Sunbeam brand blade. I bet they were proprietary.

It would be a very simple design, but looks like a very material inefficient design. the shank with the drive nub is even thicker material than the cutting blade, so it would take a significantly bigger piece of steel than just he blade size. Its no surprise that they don't still make them.

Mr Chips 09-30-2011 06:59 PM

did a quick search and found these

http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Sunbeam-Elect...gp!~~48_12.JPG


they sold for $14 on ebay last month

forresth 09-30-2011 07:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Mr Chips (Post 739111)
did a quick search and found these


they sold for $14 on ebay last month

well, I guess my saw and blades are worth at least $20 then:whistling2:

oldsoldier 10-01-2011 02:07 AM

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Originally Posted by forresth (Post 739118)
well, I guess my saw and blades are worth at least $20 then:whistling2:

Yeppers, and I sure would give ya 20 bucks for 'em if we were a bunch closer in distance. I'll be at the VFW National Home (Eaton Rapids) in December but you'll be deep in snow by then.

oldsoldier 10-01-2011 02:09 AM

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Originally Posted by oldsoldier (Post 739324)
Yeppers, and I sure would give ya 20 bucks for 'em if we were a bunch closer in distance. I'll be at the VFW National Home (Eaton Rapids) in December but you'll be deep in snow by then.


I did do the ebay thing and Craigs list also but found nothing in the here and now for sale.

Mr Chips 10-01-2011 06:24 PM

there is on ebay right now for $5.99 + $20 shipping. do a search for vintage sunbeam saw

oldsoldier 10-01-2011 08:46 PM

model 76
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr Chips (Post 739724)
there is on ebay right now for $5.99 + $20 shipping. do a search for vintage sunbeam saw


Yeppers, I have taken notice of that ad........but I only need the saw blades. The ad is for only the SAW with no blades included but I do thank you for the info!.

littlebilly 01-03-2012 02:44 AM

sunbeam hand saw.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by forresth (Post 559810)
I picked up a cheap saber-saw at the local restore place. it later dawned on me that this thing might actually have some value to a collector.

Its a Sunbeam no.76 saw in the original (but beat up) box, with plenty of blades (sort of like regular saber-saw blades, but completely non-interchangeable), rip/circle guide and manuals. I think it dates from the 50s. Its got no handle (you just hold onto the cast Al housing) and a toggle switch for off and on.

For Forresth, do you still have the saw and blades and do you wish to sell them? If so I can also be reached at billcale@gmail.com

v/r Littlebilly


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