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I've been wanting to add a vintage radial arm saw to my shop. I'd like to find a model older than this one, but this is what is available right now. From what I can tell, this may be a late 1960's model? I've heard that era is when Black and Decker took over it and they are not as good in quality as older ones. It's listed at $200 and I would not pay that much if I do decide to buy it. Does anyone have any feedback on this one? I don't know the model yet. Thanks
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That one is not generally considered one of the "good" Dewalts. It has some of the cost engineering features that B&D incorporated that ruined an otherwise good design. Personally I'd pass on it. I think you have the age correct, late 60's….the good were made up into the early 60's. Look for one that has a solid cast iron arm, if you removed the top of the arm on that one, you would see what looks like a ladder box casting. But some of the good ones also wear a B&D label, it took them a few years to screw everything up.
 
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