Just picked up a Wadkin Bursgreen BGP table saw at auction $75.00. It was previously in a high school in Calgary so it has seen some extraordinary abuse, evidence of the spinning blade hitting the sliding table (kids are animals!) however also very well maintained: graphite lube on the trunnion, smooth rise and tilt operation and no play in these adjustments. Just completed a full tear down and rebuild cleaning and polishing all the cast iron and finishing with Top Coat, replacing the graphite with LPS force 842. Everything square and set up, which took freakin' hours! There are a couple of items missing, there should be a rip fence to the right of the blade mounted on a round bar fixed to the front of the fixed cast iron bed - no bar or fence, looking to replace this with a uni fence as this is the closest to to the original design, the alternative is to order parts from the UK but I heard that the parts are expensive and shipping will be costly for these heavy items! Riving knife also absent. Only thing left to do is find a replacement for the 5 hp 3 phase motor. I have a lead on a 5 hp single phase for $100 which is way better than the $600 for a new Baldor 3 hp single phase but means that I have to upgrade my breaker and twist locks. Looking forward to making my first cut on this beast and putting it through its paces! Since buying the saw I have researched it and heard some good things, the saw is a monster at 2800lbs and has acres of cast iron.
First shot is of the damage to the slider
Second shot shows the inner rail pushed forward and the slider locked like a traditional cabinet saw
Third shot shows the slider all the way forward
Fourth shot shows the slider all the way back
Fifth shot shows the slider centered