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Blog entry by CutNRun posted 1920 days ago 1411 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Last Friday I picked up what I believe to be a steal. I located a DeWalt model MBC release 25 radial arm saw. I’m not sure of the date of manufacture, but it must be before 1955. The saw runs reasonably well. The carriage bearings will need to be replaced, as will the electrical cords and the table top. For $25.00, I don’t see how I can go wrong on this classic. I know some people don’t care much for radial arm saws, but I have always thought they were a good tool, when properly set up and operated. Progress on refurbishing the saw will likely be slow, as I will have to shoe-horn it in between other wood projects.DeWalt MBC View 1

-- CutNRun - So much wood, so many trails, so little time



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hardrthanwoodpeckerlips

4 posts in 1922 days


#1 posted 1920 days ago

i love old machinery period. this saw you picked up looks to be innice shape, i’m sure it will work great!

-- do woodpeckers really have lips?

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spanky46

977 posts in 2015 days


#2 posted 1920 days ago

I will give you $50.00 when its fixed up! lol Nice catch CutNRun!

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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spanky46

977 posts in 2015 days


#3 posted 1920 days ago

Hope thats not blood on the corner of the table!

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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a1Jim

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#4 posted 1920 days ago

an oldie but goodie.good deal

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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MedicKen

1599 posts in 2087 days


#5 posted 1920 days ago

There is a lot of info and help available from the guys at OWWM.COM. I have seen a lot of different threads on this and other DeWalt RAS. Good luck with the restoration and enjoy the process

-- My job is to give my kids things to discuss with their therapist....medic20447@gmail.com

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brianinpa

1809 posts in 2347 days


#6 posted 1919 days ago

What is the serial # of your saw?

Check it out here for the born on date.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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DocK16

1139 posts in 2711 days


#7 posted 1919 days ago

Check out Blake’s site I believe he show a nice refurbishing job on a Dewalt RA saw.

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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brianinpa

1809 posts in 2347 days


#8 posted 1918 days ago

Beer or saws… what’s the difference?

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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