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A Light Restoration of a Dewalt MBF Radial Arm Saw

07-20-2020 01:12 PM by Brandon | 7 comments »

A Light Restoration of a Dewalt MBF Radial Arm Saw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlPt-AQs7iY&t I recently purchased this 1956 Dewalt MB / MBF radial arm saw. The saw could not be plugged in to test, so I took the saw apart, rewired it, painted it, built a new table for it and dialed it in for making 90 degree cuts. This is not meant to be a tuturial on rehabilitating these old saws, but to show my experience performing a “light” restoration. For more information on the...

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Of Tool Cabinets, Chewing Gum and Sealng Wax #19: Sucking Sawdust

04-22-2020 12:09 AM by Bill Berklich | 4 comments »

I use my RAS… a lot. For the longest time I’ve had a wheelbarrow behind it where most of the sawdust lands and it is a lot of sawdust. Almost as much as my table saw. I’ve seen several LJ’ers and Youtubers with various RAS dust collection methods and decided that I like the fence port style best. I start out by collecting scraps then turning the inside of a 2.5” Sched 40 pipe to fit the vac hose. Then using scrap I built a box about 9” Deep by 12” Wide Skinned top an...

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Another Radial Arm Saw Rebuild

04-19-2020 10:59 PM by JimChrisawn | 9 comments »

Well I received, from a friend who’s dad passed away a few months ago, a box with a DeWalt 925 in pieces, some sanding, and taping done. His dad had started restoring it before he suddenly passed away. He didn’t want it as he isn’t a woodworker and since it was in pieces he couldn’t sell it. I found all the parts present (he later brought me the original table and cabinet another project for later) I sorted it out and set about finishing it up. I found the little saw h...

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Radial Arm Saw Upgrade

03-31-2020 05:54 PM by JimChrisawn | 0 comments »

Hello allI apologize for being away so long. I have had a really bad time of it with my health. (A hiking accident that ended with a broken neck and later Three heart attacks) Making it back though and wanted to share a recent project that might be of some interest. I bought a DeWalt 7790 12” Type 9 Radial Arm Saw recently at a school auction(10.00). Needless to say it needed some TLC. Mostly cosmetic, however the table was junk and needed replaced. I build a Mr Sawdust table to for ...

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Restoration of radial arm saw - Montogomery Wards TCP 2610E

05-10-2018 03:58 AM by KTNC | 59 comments »

4/17/2018 Purchased for $20 – craigslist I already have one fully functional Craftsman radial arm saw and a DeWalt that I plan to restore later. Why buy this Montgomery Wards saw? I’ve been wanting one ever since I found out it has an extra deep cut depth and it has a 20,000 RPM spindle. I brought it home in the Subaru Outback. I had to remove the saw from the stand and disassemble the stand to get it to fit. The seller helped me get it into the car. It’s mis...

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Compound Miters on the Radial Arm Saw #2: Outside and Inside Corners - Crown Moulding

05-06-2018 10:15 PM by KTNC | 0 comments »

5/6/2018 Reference: Part 1 of this blog series – The Broken Fence Method The broken fence method for making compound miters that I described in Part 1, creates only inside corners. That is what you need for picture frames and similar projects. If you want to add moulding to the top of an armoire or install crown moulding at the wall/ceiling juncture of your house you also need to make outside corners. This post explains how to use a modified positioner (see the reference a...

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Compound Miters on the Radial Arm Saw #1: The Broken fence method

04-27-2018 04:58 AM by KTNC | 2 comments »

4/26/2018 Reference: How to Master the Radial Arm Saw by Wally Kunkel (aka Mr. Sawdust) chapter 4 pages 69 to 79 I am planning a furniture project that includes a feature like a fireplace mantel. This motivated me to learn how to do compound miters on my radial arm saw. On the internet, I found plenty of information on how to do this with a miter (chop) saw but nothing on using a radial arm saw. I found information in the Mr. Sawdust book referenced above and also in a book by R.J. ...

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DeWalt GWI Rebuild #1: Smoking motor?

10-04-2017 01:49 AM by _Byron_ | 2 comments »

So this is what I’m starting with, a DeWalt GWI, 1.5HP motor. Powers up with a bit of chatter in the relay, but nothing too bad. Spins smooth as silk. Until… Smoke, oh no. After a few seconds a bit of smoke starts to emerge from the armature. It still spins strong and the breakers haven’t blown, so hopefully it’s not too bad. First task, get it open. Getting the front of the case open wasn’t too difficult, a little bit of wiggling and it was ...

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Bye gone Era #1: The Radial Arm saw, the unsung hero

10-12-2015 12:24 PM by kenthemadcarpenter | 4 comments »

I remember growing up as a kid, walking into my uncle’s wood shop, the fresh smell of sawdust in the air, the beautiful sound of his radial arm saw cutting through a piece of lumber, the versatility of this wonderful machine, there wasn’t a single thing this saw couldn’t do. Every piece of moulding in my Uncle’s house was made on that saw, every door frame he built, he used his radial arm saw, he ripped with it, he cross cutted with it, he did all his dadoes and rabbet...

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Tools #5: Radial Arm Saw base from filing cabinets.

03-19-2014 11:46 PM by PASs | 5 comments »

Yes something else involving filing cabinets.I have an old Craftsman RAS that I can’t even sell for $75 on Craigslist, so I keep it for cutting dados for card and phone holders. It has the standard spayed leg stand where I kept a couple of empty tool boxes, but not really anything else. I got two 2-drawer cabinets a few weeks ago for $5 each, about half what I’m willing to pay for good ones.As they were a matched pair I had the opportunity to join them together to make a base f...

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