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Posted on Radial Arm Saw Return Devices - what's your opinion?

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Fred Hargis

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#1 posted 08-11-2017 03:40 PM

I’ve used an RAS regularly since the very early 80s, and have never had such a device. I just don’t see them as being of use. Since I’ve never had one I have no idea of how that might affect safety. I can’t imagine it making the saw safer, but I could see it being unsafe (just a swag). I do know a fellow that made his own by putting a weight on the end of a rope (maybe it was a steel cable) that went around some pulleys and would return the carriage to the stopped position. Everytime I asked why that was so important to him, I wouldn’t get a real concise answer.

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