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

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#1 posted 08-11-2017 07:20 PM

I have a RAS without a return device. My thought is, anything that would lull me into thinking I could safely let go of the RAS handle while the saw is still running is a very bad thing. As it is, I very deliberately return the saw to the backmost position before releasing it and reaching straight for the power switch. Maybe a return spring would keep it from moving at that point? But I have the detent turn screw ‘friction fit’ alongside the MBF’s carriage head to keep it stable.

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