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Barnes Combination Saw
The Barnes combination saw combined the operation of a circular saw with that of the scroll saw, although the scroll saw attachment was an option and this saw is most often found today with this attachment missing. There was no self feed mechanism (a pressure bar - see the #4 saw description) on these machines. 3 types of combination machines have been observed.
Features of the combined saw include a 6 inch diameter saw blade and a 28 by 30 inch table. This saw offered the most options of any Barnes tool, some of which include 6 inch emery buffing wheels (for use in place of the circular saw blade), the heavy-duty mortising/boring attachment, a scroll saw attachment similar in capacity to the #7 scroll saw, a countershaft for lineshaft drive, both rip and crosscut circular saw blades of 6 inch to 8 inch diameter, dado heads, and a series of shaper and groover heads for use in place of the circular saw blade. Barnes offered these cutting heads individually as well as in 3 sets, the sets ranging in price from $5.00 to $8.00. The dado heads came in fixed sizes, unlike the stacked or wobble designs common today
The saw sold without scroll or boring attachments for $35.00, with scroll saw attachment for $40.00, and with both attachments, 2 circular saw blades, and 12 assorted scroll saw blades for $50.00. The scroll saw attachment alone went for $5.00, the boring attachment $10.00, and the countershaft drive system for $10.00. The machine with both attachments weighed approximately 275 pounds (350 pounds boxed).
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