1957 dewalt ras!

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Blog entry by Havasumatt posted 03-11-2016 04:42 PM 1105 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well after a couple years, it’s finally cutting wood! Paint should be cured by now, hah! Did the mr sawdust table and new cord from another’s idea(smart by the way)! Purrs like a kitten and cuts like butter! Not the easiest machine to square back up after complete disassemble. Hopefully it holds for a while! Crosscut is pretty close to my dewalt 12” scms. But much smoother and quieter. Even with the 8” WWI, Krunkle blade, it still wants to plow itself through anything wider than 6”. Just have to anticipate it and go slowwww. I have it adjusted pretty tight knowing I’ll only use it for crosscuts.

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#1 posted 03-11-2016 06:43 PM

Wowie, wow, wow, WOW !

That thing is GEORGOUS !!!

Nice job !

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#2 posted 03-11-2016 07:57 PM

I really like this. Looks like you did a very good job on getting it back into shape. I don’t care what some people say about them being Dangerous , I want one .

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#3 posted 03-11-2016 10:27 PM

That is one pretty Dewalt very nice restored.
I loved my old sears but always liked the dewalt better with it’s blade lift on the top of the saw.

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#4 posted 03-11-2016 11:31 PM

What size blades will that one take? I know some of them only took 8” or 9” blades but I have seen some that take the 10” which is what I would like to have.

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#5 posted 03-11-2016 11:40 PM

It takes a 9” but I used an 8” which is preferred for older underpowered saws

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#6 posted 03-13-2016 05:43 AM

Well done restoration

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#7 posted 03-16-2016 02:50 AM

Lookin good Matt. I’ll could probably use your help in the near future. I’m gonna carry on my family tradition of building wooden boats and I hear it’s becoming a lost art, but I need to get my shop set up right first. come stop by next time you’re in lafayette.

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