Ok, maybe not a score to some, but I'll get some use out of it.
Seen this out on trash day in a near by neighborhood, and since the guy was outside I asked if he minded if I grabbed it, he didn't care but seemed like a real A-HOLE, lol. I mean I'm happy I got it free don't get me wrong, but he wasn't friendly at all and I'm always very polite when talking to someone I don't know like this.
Sure, it has no fence which is a pretty important piece, but can make something up for that. And yes the table itself isn't very big, so to do larger panels for boxes and such I might need to add on a bit, but still will be handy. Was free so I have room to make improvements down the road.
Blade was stuck in the lower position
Plastic crank that adjusts blade height broken / missing.
Cord was frayed where it entered the saw base.
Disassembled it and cleaned all the old dried up grease and saw dust out (this was the reason it would not raise the blade), the rods that the motor mount slide on were basically stuck. Put it back together with a light coat of grease and lastly cut the bad part of the cord off and rewired it.
Will need to buy a crank arm for the height adjustment, but can do it by hand as it is, though not pleasant and slow. I may see what I have laying around and fab something up.
I also might still need to align things a bit after reassembly.
Perhaps not the greatest saw, and I've got by with a jigsaw for most things and occasional use of a circular saw, but will be handy. I like that it has braking and stops the blade pretty quick upon shutdown.
Forgive the bad pics, I didn't have much light.
It didn't come with a blade, just happened to have a pack of new cheap 10" blades even though a little rusty.
The scary method I was using prior for some things I needed to cut, haha; hey it works.
Mainly used for vinyl siding / soffit material / fascia boards. Used a bungy cord to hold the guard out of the way; felt a bit unsafe though and I was very cautious with it. Not recommended.