Otto Steenken was a lot of things: carpenter, family man, and evidently – the guy who in the early 1960s invented the all-terrain table saw stand. The tool companies never picked up on this idea, but maybe one of them should...
I stumbled across this photo of Otto's table saw stand on the web – it was taken by a relative after he passed away. The handles look like real knee-bashers, so Otto probably unscrewed them when it was time to use the saw. Or maybe they were connected to the outfeed roller at the back of the saw – and by sliding them forward to get them out of the way it put the roller at a good working distance behind the table.
The saw looks like it's from the 1950s. Does anyone know what it is? If so, please explain in the comments section below.
Appears to be a early 50's Craftsman. My Dad had one; it was my first, and has since gone on to two of my friends - and it's still running!
It's a 1950's craftsman table saw. I still use mine and it works great. 1 1/2 HP induction motor, with lots of torque.