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#1 posted 12-18-2010 07:13 AM

I picked a SCMS over a RAS due to portability concerns, as well as availability. Maybe where you live there are decent larger RAS’, but around here the ones on the used market are either small, totally trashed, or very expensive…

My SCMS is the HF 12”, and while not a super saw, test cuts so far have proved to be very accurate. It just needs some adjustment out of the box, and a decent blade…

I think a lot depends on what your needs are. Just one thing to keep in mind. There is a reason that you don’t see new radial arm saws on the market, at least not like they once were…

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