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Posted in response to Re: Re: Re: Lortone / Covington slab saws from Bob Keller on June 26, 2007 at 17:29:14:

Re: Re: Re: Re: Lortone / Covington slab saws

I don't have any good knowledge about the 10 inch saws made by Covington and Lortone. My club does have a fairly new 24 inch Covington. It is built like a tank, but unfortunately has some minor defects like a slipping belt and a handle on the crank for the vise that moves the vise in and out that came off. Another shop I use extensively, has a Lortone 18 inch saw that doesn't seem to have any minor problems. If you are the type of person that doesn't mind fixing a couple minor problems you could be quite happy with a Covington since they are structurely very well made. If I was looking for a large saw for myself, I would probably buy an old Highland Park saw for considerable less money, assuming I could find one. I do have an old Beacon Star 8 inch saw that I converted to 10 inch by replacing the old worthless saw mandrel and bearings with one from Lortone for a similar saw they used to make. Of course, I don't mind messing about rehabilitating old saws. To each his own, as they say.

From jay bates - June 27, 2007 at 12:02:49

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