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Vintage Red Star Radial Arm Turret Saw For Sale MINT

by Robin1
posted 11-05-2014 05:31 PM


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#1 posted 11-06-2014 02:23 PM

Someone messaged me and suggested that I indicate that this is a Radial Arm Saw so I will edit the title.

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#2 posted 11-13-2014 04:50 PM

To answer a couple more questions- Delta bought out Red Star and continued their Turret-style design. This unit is in excellent working order and I would keep it for my own shop except I really don’t have the additional space. Think that covers the PMs up to this point. Thanks!

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#3 posted 11-13-2014 05:06 PM

Ouch. I’m not surprised they got one for free (someone in my woodworking club tried giving his away recently and only asked that the new owner make a donation to the club), but it stinks that they gave you the shaft on the one you bought on their behalf. Since they had already approved a budget of $350 for the saw, I don’t think you’d be out of line asking them to pay you the $350 and offer to give them back whatever you can get out of it after subtracting your gas and tolls. I think that’s the only fair way to handle this if both you and the theater company value the relationship.

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#4 posted 11-13-2014 05:26 PM

Thanks for the suggestion. I actually did try something like that. I think that there was some support from members of the BOD, but the Artistic Director’s husband has determined that he is a Scenic Designer and that my services, tools and 30 years of experience really aren’t necessary. Since it was a volunteer gig, I walked away. This is why I prefer woodworking…no politics! If I can’t sell it, I’ll find room for it. It really is a very nice tool and has stood the test of time. (I doubt that a lot of the Sliding Compound Miter Saws that are sold today will still be working in 60+ years. And this thing dadoes!) And I know there are the RAS critics out there- but if you don’t rip with it and you respect the tool, I think it still has a place in woodworking.

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#5 posted 11-13-2014 06:10 PM

RAS’s may intimidate some, but not me. I have and use all varieties of saws without fear, because I understand and respect them. I wish I lived closer and I would love to have that saw. I have a B&D RAS. It’s ok, but that Red Star is so much better.

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#6 posted 11-13-2014 06:24 PM

Boy they have an absolute nerve imho.I have seen some people with absolutely disgraceful manners but your little group manager is out of order and needs to be told so.I would have zero to do with them in future and make a claim in the small claims court with JUGE JUDY.She would rip his balls of if he has any.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#7 posted 11-13-2014 06:29 PM

I love this website! You guys are awesome. And, yes, I am finished with them.

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#8 posted 11-17-2014 12:13 PM

Images of saw mounted on cabinet are up…I will have to rotate the image when I get to work and have a PC. Sorry!

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#9 posted 11-17-2014 01:56 PM

Beautiful machine. If the money isn’t an issue I would jigger some things around for space and keep it if I were you. Looks like the p.o. did a nice job refurbishing it.

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#10 posted 11-17-2014 02:09 PM

It is a shame when you go out of your way to do someone a favor, spend your own money, and then get kicked in the head from behind.

Been there, done that. I always swear I will not do it again but the better half of me succumbs.

Hope this saw finds a good home to someone who appreciates its history and its capabilities. I love my RAS.

-- Brad, Texas, https://www.youtube.com/user/tonkatoytruck/feed

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#11 posted 11-17-2014 02:30 PM

Pics updated.

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#12 posted 11-17-2014 03:25 PM

I’m married so money is always an issue. That said, if I can’t get the $350 back I’m going to keep it- it’s a really nice piece of machinery.

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#13 posted 11-23-2014 02:58 PM

If you havent yet, you might consider posting it on the BOYD section of vintagemachinery.com

-- My job is to give my kids things to discuss with their [email protected]

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#14 posted 11-23-2014 05:13 PM

I would love that saw, but it would involve shipping to Texas. If you don’t have any offers maybe discuss?

-- Who is John Galt?

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#15 posted 11-23-2014 08:11 PM

On one of the other forums I noticed that they have a posting page where people who are traveling will transport machinery from sellers to buyers- I think they call it ruckering. The buyer and seller complete the transaction ahead of time on PayPal (or whatever). A lot of the time the traveler would actually do it for no charge (except maybe a meal or something at the destination). They seemed to consider it an opportunity to meet other woodworkers. Always thought that was kind of cool.

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#16 posted 11-24-2014 03:25 PM

I recently purchased this model for $85 and it’s the best RAS I’ve ever used…solid, quiet, and spot on. The problem is that RAS generally have a bad reputation…spurious in my opinion…and they sell for practically nothing these days. With that said, a saw in your condition will be of interest to a collector or someone who is really serious about “old iron.” If I were you, I’d be patient and search for the right buyer at specialty websites like OWM. In the meantime, use it and enjoy the quality of a very good machine.

-- Jeff, "The things I make may be for others, but how I make them is for me."

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#17 posted 11-24-2014 06:15 PM



On one of the other forums I noticed that they have a posting page where people who are traveling will transport machinery from sellers to buyers- I think they call it ruckering. The buyer and seller complete the transaction ahead of time on PayPal (or whatever). A lot of the time the traveler would actually do it for no charge (except maybe a meal or something at the destination). They seemed to consider it an opportunity to meet other woodworkers. Always thought that was kind of cool.

- Robin1

what sites did you see ruckering?I’d like to investigate that.

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#18 posted 11-24-2014 06:19 PM

Owwm.org

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#19 posted 12-10-2014 02:21 PM

Hey, My dad had one of these saws and I fell in love. He kept promising that he would give it to me, but after several years I bought a cheap saw just to use until the day he gave the Red Star to me. Finally, he told me to come pick up the equipment, but there was no Red Star. I asked where is the saw? He replied, I knew you had purchased another saw, so I sold mine. I never forgave him. Anyway, it was a great saw and I have regretted not having it ever since.

The bottom line is that I might be interested in yours if I could figure out how to get it to SC. Best regards, bill

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#20 posted 01-16-2015 07:10 PM

SOLD to a good home…

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#21 posted 11-21-2016 05:07 PM

I have that very radial saw and am in the process of restoring it.
I need to know where replacement parts are available
Responders may email me at [email protected]
Restorer

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#22 posted 11-27-2016 12:40 AM



I have that very radial saw and am in the process of restoring it.
I need to know where replacement parts are available
Responders may email me at [email protected]
Restorer

- Restorer

Join OWWM.org and go the BOYD (Bring out your dead) section. You can post a wanted to buy ad there and someone is likely to have what you’re looking for. You can also post old woodworking machines and parts you are trying to sell. You can only post ads for old american made woodworking or metal working machines. Nothing asian. Its all covered in the forum rules.

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#23 posted 01-15-2018 08:40 PM

Were you able to sell this or is it still available?

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#24 posted 01-15-2018 11:11 PM

SOLD sorry!

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