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09-20-2019 01:11 PM

Topic tags/keywords: trade radial arm saw free

Looking to trade my craftsman 10”radial arm saw for woodworking hand tools. Chisels, saws, hand planes etc. I’m open to suggestions. Saw is in good shape and can take some pics later today. It doesn’t have a flare on it now but if I may have a used one in the garage to throw on it. I’m moving out of state and only used the saw a couple times in the last two years. Don’t really want to lug it with me and I don’t want to sell this to someone who just wants to resell for a profit on craigslist. I’d figure I can trade with someone here that will actually use it.


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ibewjon

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#1 posted 09-20-2019 01:40 PM

I already have 2 Ras, so I don’t need one, but if I did, I would need to know where you are located. You are moving out of state, but there are 50 to choose from!

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#2 posted 09-20-2019 02:45 PM

Not trying to hijack this thread but I have been wondering about this lately. I have used a radial arm saw in the past and liked it. They used to be very common and now are hard to find. Is it that there are cheaper or lighter table saws available now or was there a safety liability issue that drove them out of the marketplace?

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bondogaposis

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#3 posted 09-20-2019 02:51 PM

I think the miter saw has largely replaced the RAS. Also Craftsman RAS have been recalled and you can $100 for destroying one. That what I did, then bought a miter saw. Mainly for the smaller foot print.


Not trying to hijack this thread but I have been wondering about this lately. I have used a radial arm saw in the past and liked it. They used to be very common and now are hard to find. Is it that there are cheaper or lighter table saws available now or was there a safety liability issue that drove them out of the marketplace?

- controlfreak


-- Bondo Gaposis

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#4 posted 09-20-2019 02:53 PM



Not trying to hijack this thread but I have been wondering about this lately. I have used a radial arm saw in the past and liked it. They used to be very common and now are hard to find. Is it that there are cheaper or lighter table saws available now or was there a safety liability issue that drove them out of the marketplace?

- controlfreak


ive had one for many years and would die without one,it gets used every time im in the shop.as far as safety issues it’s only a matter of understanding the tool and how it works,ive never been hurt by one yet.maybe you could trade for this one if your interested.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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pottz

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#5 posted 09-20-2019 02:55 PM



I think the miter saw has largely replaced the RAS. Also Craftsman RAS have been recalled and you can $100 for destroying one. That what I did, then bought a miter saw. Mainly for the smaller foot print.

Not trying to hijack this thread but I have been wondering about this lately. I have used a radial arm saw in the past and liked it. They used to be very common and now are hard to find. Is it that there are cheaper or lighter table saws available now or was there a safety liability issue that drove them out of the marketplace?

- controlfreak

- bondogaposis

DESTROY ONE! bondo say it aint so,you sent a cold shiver up my spine.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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Fred Hargis

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#6 posted 09-20-2019 06:26 PM

For the record, the reward offered for sending in the motor on the Craftsman saws was reduced to $50 effective last July. I ran across that accidentally. When I see a CL ad for one that’s for sale at $100 or so I usually send a message to the seller about the recall pointing out they can easily get $100. Then one day I was checking the link I include and read the news about the reduction in payment.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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ibewjon

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#7 posted 09-20-2019 08:16 PM

Which craftsman saws are recalled? Or all craftsman saws? Mine is probably 50 years old, or even older.

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Fred Hargis

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#8 posted 09-20-2019 08:41 PM

It’s all the ones made by Emerson Electric. The model number will always start with 113. If you go to the website you can check the serial number of your saw to see if it’s eligible. Only the 8,9, and 10” saws are covered and some of the latest ones were not included.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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#9 posted 09-20-2019 09:24 PM



It s all the ones made by Emerson Electric. The model number will always start with 113. If you go to the website you can check the serial number of your saw to see if it s eligible. Only the 8,9, and 10” saws are covered and some of the latest ones were not included.

- Fred Hargis


whats the reason for the recall,mines about 18yrs old but their gonna have to pry it from “my cold dead hands”-lol.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#10 posted 09-20-2019 09:31 PM

I’m surprised that recall is still kicking around at all – it’s been going on for almost 20 years now, IIRC. The recall was part of a lawsuit that claimed they had an ineffective blade guard. The recall site used to offer either an upgrade kit, or $100 for return of the motor, your choice. I’ve used it twice now. Once was way back when they had the option to get the ‘upgrade’ kit (new guard/handle and table). Then I did it again a couple of years ago to get $100 for the motor as the upgrade was no longer available. I guess they are slowly winding it down.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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#11 posted 09-20-2019 09:33 PM



I m surprised that recall is still kicking around at all – it s been going on for some 15 years now, IIRC. The recall was due to an ineffective guard. They used to offer either an upgrade kit or $100 for return of the motor, your choice. I ve used it twice now. Once was way back when they had the option to get the upgrade kit (new guard/handle and table). Then I did it again a couple of years ago to get $100 for the motor as the upgrade was no longer available. I guess they are slowly winding it down.

Cheers,
Brad

- MrUnix


thanks brad i was just wondering because ive never had an issue with mine and it gets used a lot.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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bondogaposis

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#12 posted 09-20-2019 10:38 PM

DESTROY ONE! bondo say it aint so,you sent a cold shiver up my spine.

Yep, I sent the motor in for the $100, and sold the rest for about $2 at the scrap yard. I had the thing since ‘78. Got it for free, moved it into 3 different shops, used it nearly everyday, but I always thought it took up too much space for how I used it. Now I have a miter saw that takes up 1/2 the space.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#13 posted 09-20-2019 10:57 PM

Thanks Fred, I will check it out. I will probably keep it though. I use it for cross cuts on long lumber, and the TS for rips.

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#14 posted 09-20-2019 11:39 PM



DESTROY ONE! bondo say it aint so,you sent a cold shiver up my spine.

Yep, I sent the motor in for the $100, and sold the rest for about $2 at the scrap yard. I had the thing since 78. Got it for free, moved it into 3 different shops, used it nearly everyday, but I always thought it took up too much space for how I used it. Now I have a miter saw that takes up 1/2 the space.

- bondogaposis


you sold out to the devil-lol.more space yes but for me well worth it.i only use it for 90 degree cuts,you wont find an angled cut on the table.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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Fred Hargis

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#15 posted 09-21-2019 10:50 AM

It’s been going on longer than 20 years, I sent my first one in (my own saw, wouldn’t stay at 90˚ not matter what I did) in back in the early 90s and it had already been in place for some time. Since then I bought one other one (to get the cabinet) and then sent the motor in for the rebate to get my money back.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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