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#1 posted 09-10-2016 09:31 PM

Sears used to market those saws as a do-everything machine, although not everything it could do was done well :) I have the same RAS, and while it could possibly be used as a single speed drill press, that would be a painfully slow operation to perform. A dedicated drill press would be much, much more convenient and quicker. A drum sander might be a good use for the drill chuck on the RAS though. As for router work? Given the speed of the arbor, that would be way too slow to use as a router IMO. Although I’ve seen plenty of people who removed the saw motor and replaced them with a router to make it into an overarm router table.


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