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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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Restoration of radial arm saw - Montogomery Wards TCP 2610E

05-10-2018 03:58 AM by KTNC | 45 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 RAS #1: 1400 Rebuild

04-29-2016 11:29 AM by Dennis Hill | 3 comments »

I’ve been using this DeWalt 1400 for several years after buying it off Craigslist for $70. Never did much to it other than adding a good blade, and a quick-and-dirty table/fence. This year I tore it apart. Reassembled with new motor bearings, some wiring, a major cleanup and repaint, and a table. All pretty standard except for the table. The table on some saws is relatively small which makes supporting long boards difficult. One solution is to build the saw into a bench. Anot...

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1957 dewalt ras!

03-11-2016 04:42 PM by Havasumatt | 7 comments »

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 throu...

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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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DeWalt PowerShop Build #1: Why? What? Where? How? When?

03-18-2014 11:42 PM by Smitty_Cabinetshop | 22 comments »

Good day, and welcome to the initial installment of my DeWalt RAS cabinet blog. BackgroundWoodworking is a hobby for me, nothing more and nothing less. Within the realm of hobby lies a tremendous range of passion; there’s ‘love it, can’t live without’ all the way to ‘it’s something to tinker with when there’s no sports on TV.’ I’m closer to the former than the latter, but I’m also a very patient fellow when it comes to getting things done the way I want them. Bottom line: It’s the journey....

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Radial Arm Saw #2: Dust Collection for the RAS

11-27-2013 03:36 AM by hjt | 7 comments »

Dust Collection for my Radial Arm saw I was getting tired of all the saw dust plastered on the wall behind the RAS, and on the floor, I decided to explore You Tube to find out what ideas I might be able to use in my effort to maintain a clean shop.Here is the link to the design I decide to use with slight modification. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRFjRvQTckMhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9TyYI800cw You will see that my dust hood has a taller opening but is not as wide as hi...

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