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tool613 posted a topic in Old Woodworking Machinery"Back From The Archives" The Wadkin R family of machines were designed in the 1920's and built up until the mid 50's they were the first generation of machines made in England to be offered Line belt or motor drive. Most of the time you will see that the motors are just after thoughts. I have been on the look out for a few of these rare machines. I have an RS lathe and RD jointer but the Wadkin RM is a hard one to find. When you talk as much as I do about Wadkin, people start to contact you and give you the heads up on where machines can be had. It is in this cast that the RM makes it way to me. A friend and Wadkin lover (RD and RK owner) got this before the scrap man. He was going to keep it but called me up and said it needs to be in the Wadkin dream shop. I am never to sell it and he said he get's to try it out when I Jackifie it. I am beside myself. The Wadkin RM, 3200lbs of the best British Arn. The RM came with a manual it is hand written. My friend made a video of it for me here it is.
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