Radial arm saw jig Alder and Maple

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Project by wlojr posted 07-08-2012 02:06 AM 4404 views 3 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this jig to make it easier to repeat cuts on my saw, I don’t have a table saw yet, so it works pretty well, can cut 1” up to 22” in half inch increments, used a leftover piece of alder for the jig, the pins are scrap maple and 3/8” dowels, would be better if I had a drill press but most of the holes are lined up well with just my hand drill.

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#1 posted 07-08-2012 10:14 AM

Nice jig. I might use that idea on my Radial Arm saw if you don’t mind. I need order a new motor first from craftsman ($68) but I’m hoping my old 113 Craftsman will be a workhorse in the shop once I get it going. It was my fathers and it sat for years only until I resurrected it from all the junk sitting on top of it, put a new table and blade guard on it courtesy of the Craftsman recall on these saws.I’m guessing it works well. Do you use your radial arm saw strictly for 90 degree cuts or do you use it for everything it can do? Just curious. I do have a table saw (still getting that set up too though).

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#2 posted 07-08-2012 12:34 PM

hi Tomj, I have cut a few 45 miters with it, but mostly 90 degrees, its an old craftsman and its not easy to set up to do angles, I have used it a ton to cut 2×4’s for finishing my basement and also for cement forms to make flowerbeds in my yard.

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