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Forum topic by DevilDogNurse posted 08-17-2013 10:48 PM 1071 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-17-2013 10:48 PM

Topic tags/keywords: humor saw radial arm saw

Hey all,

I picked up an old 80’s vintage Craftsman Radial Arm Saw last year and I just could not get it aligned correctly. I parked it in the corner of the basement and kinda forgot about it.

Is there anyone in the Chicagoland area who knows these things? I’d like to set it up just for making cross cuts.

If not…. ANYONE WANT IT? ;-D

-- Marine, Nurse, Dad.

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#1 posted 08-17-2013 11:06 PM

I would use the saw beside it and forget that thing

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#2 posted 08-18-2013 12:16 AM

Do yourself a favor and download Jon Eakes’ book, Fine Tuning Your Radial Arm Saw; it goes for $14.95. This is THE bible for adjusting/tuning a Craftsman RAS. I’ve used it on my RAS and I guarantee it’s the only reference book you’ll need…well worth the cost.

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

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#3 posted 08-18-2013 12:26 AM

An RAS is not at the top of my must have list, but if I found myself in possession of one, I would definitely take the time to get it humming. It’s a nice tool for the arsenal. Consider the book. I’m also fairly confident that someone here will comment and give great insights based on their own experience.

-- Support woodworking hand models. Buy me a sawstop.

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