Ridgid RAS

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Blog entry by Mcmahen posted 07-03-2017 12:21 PM 712 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have a Ridgid RAS where I have broken off the elevating crank. With this saw being discontinued, they do not have that part available. Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions I can get or use as a elevating crank for my RAS.
Welcome any ideas. Thank you

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#1 posted 07-03-2017 03:56 PM

Since the part is obsolete and not available at places like you could try fabricating one.
Get resourceful, look for crank handles which use the same shaft dimensions.

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#2 posted 07-15-2017 03:53 PM

Unless you attach some sentimental value to your RAS, I’d get rid of it and replace. You can easily buy an old RAS off C-list for under $100 that is much better quality than your Rigid. You’ll experience improved performance even with an older Craftsman…I’d recommend looking for a Dewalt or Delta multiplex.

-- Jeff, "The things I make may be for others, but how I make them is for me."

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