Tools #1: Look what followed me home today.

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Blog entry by CMHN posted 04-02-2013 11:42 PM 1521 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Here I am trying to clean and organize my shop, told myself that I wont buy any more tools or supplies until I take a full inventory but look what followed me home today. A friend from work over heard me saying I would like to get a radial arm saw and he said that he had one that was collecting dust since his father in law passed away 6 years ago and that I could have it if I wanted it. Of coarse I’m not one to turn down a free tool, especially when its a power tool. So I followed him home tonight and we loaded it up. Its an older craftsman model and according to the manual it does a lot more than rip boards. Now I need to learn how to use it.

Along with the machine came these 2 blade sets, one is a molding cutting blade and the other is a dado blade. I am super excited to use this thing.

-- Chris ,

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#1 posted 04-03-2013 12:23 AM

Be careful with the molding head. I have a set and have not usedbin years. Better served with a router.

-- Bill, Missouri,

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#2 posted 04-03-2013 12:37 AM

Nice score! Check to see if this saw was covered in the recall … others have gotten some upgrades as part of (I believe) a class action suit.

More info at:

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#3 posted 04-03-2013 02:06 AM

I will check it out tomorrow when I get home from work, thanks for the info.

-- Chris ,

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#4 posted 04-03-2013 01:33 PM

Nice looking old saw, some people like to just set them up and use them with the dado set, but for free you
can not go wrong.

-- As ever, Gus-the 79 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#5 posted 04-03-2013 01:55 PM

Nice score!

If you’ve been reading here long enough, you wont be insulted when I say that rates you a big ol’ YOU SUCK! :-)


-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#6 posted 04-03-2013 11:03 PM

great saw wish i had friends that good.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#7 posted 04-04-2013 01:01 AM

LOL, my big equipment usually comes by being at the right place at the right time. I have gotten most of my tools free.

-- Chris ,

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