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Forum topic by mountainaxe posted 06-30-2018 08:53 PM 1153 views 1 time favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-30-2018 08:53 PM

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I’ve had this RAS accessory for a number of years, but never got around to using it. This morning I installed it and gave it a test run. It was easy to put together and works pretty well, if somewhat slow…needs a new blade, for sure. Anyone else have experience/thoughts about this unique tool?

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

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#1 posted 06-30-2018 09:52 PM

WOW! I never knew such a beast existed! I am assuming that it is sort of like like a scroll saw on steroids. It looks like the length of the cut you can make is limited by the back fence, but you could bring the saw forward if you made a new table (or a new hole in the current table). I assume that you could also rotate the motor and do much longer cuts with a limit on the depth from the side. I also assume that it is intended to be used with the motor assembly locked in place and not pulled along the arm.

What does it sound like when it is in action? How about a video so we can all see this thing in action?

I will have to Google the instruction manual to learn more about this intriguing device.

Note added: I looked more closely at your picture and noticed the track lighting fixtures above the bench. That looks like a great idea. Easily adjustable to put the light right where you need it. I think a trip to the local big box store is in my future.

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#2 posted 07-01-2018 10:41 PM

You’re right…this setup is like a cross between a jigsaw and sabersaw. The blade can be moved to anywhere on the table where there’s a hole for the blade. It can cut to a depth of 2”. It operates via a pulley on the arbor that turns an articulating arm…it works, and sounds , like a sewing machine. I think it’s pretty handy and can make cuts as fine as the quality of the blade used. From what I’ve seen, this model was the best design produced…they cheapened them up over the years making them basically worthless.

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

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