1950's DeWalt MMB 23 RAS

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Blog series by Beginningwoodworker updated 06-14-2011 10:49 PM 16 parts 63116 reads 190 comments total

Part 1: Its here!

02-15-2011 04:21 AM by Beginningwoodworker | 14 comments »

I got a change to pick up the DeWalt RAS I been talking about from a woodworker in Atlanta. Got a change to tour his shop! :) Its a diamond in the rough its runs great problemly needs new bearings, some cleaning, new power cord and maybe a new paint job.

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Part 2: Took it apart for cleaning and painting

02-16-2011 01:27 AM by Beginningwoodworker | 14 comments »

I took the motor off today, the roller bearings looks nasty but the spends freely so need to change them, I will try to clean them with WD 40. I Ran the motor today it sounds good but it took a few seconds for the blade to stop. I am going to repaint everything with Rustoleum hammed paint in a copper finish. You can use that paint over scratched, rusted or pitted metals.

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Part 3: Repainting the RAS

02-17-2011 02:42 AM by Beginningwoodworker | 13 comments »

I done started repainting the radial arm saw, its looks much better than it did. :) I am using a Rustoleum Copper Hammer Finish. Working on clean the post!

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Part 4: Motor Work!

02-18-2011 01:07 AM by Beginningwoodworker | 6 comments »

I am about to go in the RAS motor, So I am wondering how do you take the motor cover off?

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Part 5: Put my RAS Motor in the shop!

02-19-2011 12:55 AM by Beginningwoodworker | 6 comments »

I broke down and put the RAS motor in shop, I am going to let them put the power cord on there and check the bearings.

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Part 6: Clean the RAS Post today!

02-22-2011 12:18 AM by Beginningwoodworker | 8 comments »

I put a little work into cleaning the post today! I used 120 and 220 grit sandpaper on my ROS!

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Part 7: Got my motor back, but a problem!

02-22-2011 03:04 AM by Beginningwoodworker | 6 comments »

Got my motor back from the shop, it ran awhile but it stop coming back on. I had new bearings and new power cord put on there.

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Part 8: Getting closer!

02-22-2011 09:23 PM by Beginningwoodworker | 6 comments »

I got my motor back today, The motor shop slove the motor problem. The pictures tells the story! will post a video later.

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Part 9: Video of my RAS running!

02-23-2011 12:53 AM by Beginningwoodworker | 13 comments »

Here is a video of my DeWalt MMB 23 running. It has new bearings and new power cord.

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Part 10: Cabinet idea's for my RAS!

02-25-2011 06:29 PM by Beginningwoodworker | 4 comments »

I am wondering would Home Depot 3/4’’ Birch or Oak Plywood be good for a radial arm saw cabinet?

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Part 11: Roller bearings need adjusting?

02-26-2011 03:08 AM by Beginningwoodworker | 3 comments »

I am wondering do my DeWalt RAS roller bearings need adjusting? Because my RAS wont’s to roll on it’s own to the front of the saw, I am not using it till I figure how to fix that.

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Part 12: Building a RAS table?

03-01-2011 01:37 AM by Beginningwoodworker | 35 comments »

I am trying to figure out how to go about building the RAS Table? I dont have Mr Sawdust book as I ran out of funds. So I am trying to wing it.

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Part 13: Started to work on a RAS cabinet!

04-12-2011 02:55 AM by Beginningwoodworker | 11 comments »

I started to work on a RAS Cabinet today! Its butt joints, glue and pocket hole screws. I need to add a face frame next. I got a half sheet left to make the top for the RAS. :)

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Part 14: Stand update!

04-12-2011 07:44 PM by Beginningwoodworker | 11 comments »

How this cabinet looks? I need to get some brass screws to screw the top to the RAS rails.

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Part 15: New table!

06-14-2011 03:25 AM by Beginningwoodworker | 20 comments »

I am going to start from stratch with a new table for my RAS. I am using 6/4 Poplar, the table is 36’‘x13’’. The guys told me at DeWalt fourm what machine screw size I need. I found two holes in rails for to install the machine screws. The size are 5/16” 18.

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Part 16: Top is finish!

06-14-2011 10:49 PM by Beginningwoodworker | 20 comments »

I finish installing my RAS top today, all I need to do now is tune her up!

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