Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'radial arm saw'

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Craftsman built-ins #3: Window seat - stereo cabinet #3

11-26-2012 11:15 PM by mountainaxe | 0 comments »

After giving the glue a chance to set up overnight, I used today to accomplish final assembly and sanding. The top of the bench is 3/4” hardwood plywood. Of course, since the bench is longer than 8’, I had to piece the top from several sections. This was not a problem since I’m painting. The doors look great and, to my surprise, fit the bench door openings almost perfectly. I trimmed the front plywood edge with 1 3/4” pine…two pieces spliced together with a ...

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The Stumpy Nubs Workshop #25: A Woodworking Copy Machine & Radial Arm Saws

09-02-2012 12:06 AM by StumpyNubs | 17 comments »

This week we reveal the latest “invention”- A copy machine that duplicates woodworking projects! Then we talk about using a radial arm saw without losing any fingers, bees wax and hand planes, before ending with a tribute to a lost loved one. This episode is one for the Woodworking Hall of Fame… enjoy! Afterward, watch more episodes at! And one last thing… everybody is emailing about the bag over my head. Well, it’s an inside joke from ove...

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Crazy Stuff Stumpy Thinks About #26: Grandpa's green monster

08-27-2012 12:39 PM by StumpyNubs | 25 comments »

Grandpa had a secret that he kept covered with an old blanket in the back corner of the basement where we were forbidden to go. It was a big evil monster that would leap upon and devour any unsuspecting soul that wandered too close. But I was fascinated with it, and I often risked death to peek beneath the cover. I admired its scaly green body, its long arm and gleaming teeth. I knew it was old, because most everything grandpa had was old. But it still looked like the day it was born because ...

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Another Dewalt radial arm saw #1: Dewalt radial arm saw

05-16-2012 11:38 PM by OregonWoodRat | 17 comments »

I got this Dewalt radial arm saw from Criagslist for $80.00 Feb 2012. It is an MBC 202, 1/2HP, 9 inch blade. The person I purchased it from had lost the key for the switch and it was in a storage unit so there was no power to run it any way. I took a chance and bought it. After getting it home the first thing I did was to take the keyed switch out. That is when I learned that the keyed part of the switch was a removable attachment to a regular toggle switch. After getting the switch ba...

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Death of a Dado Set

05-05-2012 12:03 AM by PASs | 13 comments »

Well, at least it wasn’t me that bought it this time.I made a gavel and striker on commission from some of the Indian Dontknow I use for a lot of my projects (post on that to follow).I had emailed the customer to let them know they could pick it up.I told the wife they would come over the weekend and she said “You should make a case for it.” I told her that would be more cost, and I haven’t done a case before so it would take about, oh, a year for me to get it figured ...

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My new used toy: A Radial Arm Saw

03-18-2012 10:56 PM by VBJames | 10 comments »

I found a used Craftsman 10” radial arm saw yesterday that spoke to me, and asked me to bring it home. The gentleman I bought it from had just inherited a newer one with a lot of bells and whistles on it, so I took his old one off his hands for $100.00. I’ve spent a couple of hours today setting it up, and have a number of little adjustments left to get it working the way I think I want, and just playing with cutting with it. This is the first one I’ve really used, so I...

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Tools #2: $65 Radial Arm Saw!!!!!

03-12-2012 09:48 PM by DevilDogNurse | 8 comments »

God Bless Craigs List!!! I just picked up a lightly used radial arm saw for $65!!!!I need to make a new table and rip fence for it, but for $65, I don’t think I can beat the price! I downloaded the manual. I had no idea these saw’s could do so much! Cross Cut, Rip Cut, Rout!!!! This thing is a Jack of all trades!!!! I will probably only use it for rip cutting, but hey, you never know!

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Dewalt Radial Arm Saw Restoration #2: RE-Wiring, New Table (MR. Sawdust), New Mobile Base

01-28-2012 06:50 AM by john1102 | 11 comments »

I will show a few pictures of the new coiled wire I added. To attach it I took one of the dual wire holders under the swing arm that was only being used by one wire and swapped it with the one on the column side that was a single wire clamp. Very clean look. The below photos show, I had to get a little creative. Since the new wire coiled cord was larger, I had to get a new wire bushing and modify it, however this coiled cord is heavier and I didn’t want it to stress or pull on...

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Dewalt Radial Arm Saw Restoration #1: Breakdown and Saw assessment

01-28-2012 05:12 AM by john1102 | 3 comments »

I found this saw out-of-state in Minnesota for sale by a cabinet making shop who had upgraded to an upcut saw. This is a 1962 Dewalt Powershop 1400, one of the coveted earlier models, powerful, 110 volts, and many nice features. I had a friend pick it up for me so it didn’t cost me any gas and the price was to good to pass up. At the shop he ran the saw and cut some scrap to test it out, it worked just fine. He traveled 600 miles to my house and we turned it on and it just hummed, n...

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Radial Arm Saw Virtues #2: RAS gathering ideas

09-05-2011 10:46 AM by Bob Kollman | 8 comments »

About a month ago I started this blog to learn more about the RAS. I’ve learned a lot with the input from my fellow LJ’s. For the last month the RAS has been in moth balls waiting for the arrival of a new table top and blade guard assembly that I ordered VIA a recall Thur the manufacture. The guard and table kit went together easily on the saw. Thur the Internet I was able to download all the original owner Manuals that went with this. I was able to square up the blade and cr...

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