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Old 12-31-2010, 02:23 PM   #1
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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.

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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......

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

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that sounds like the one i'm thinking of. haven't seen any of those in MANY years
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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.
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did a quick search and found these




they sold for $14 on ebay last month
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they sold for $14 on ebay last month
well, I guess my saw and blades are worth at least $20 then
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well, I guess my saw and blades are worth at least $20 then
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.
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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.
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there is on ebay right now for $5.99 + $20 shipping. do a search for vintage sunbeam saw
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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!.
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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

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