Radial Arm Saw Virtues

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Blog series by Bob Kollman updated 09-05-2011 10:46 AM 2 parts 12419 reads 20 comments total

Part 1: RAS Part 1

08-15-2011 03:01 AM by Bob Kollman | 12 comments »

The Radial Arm Saw, is a great example of a tool that has gone from pearls to swine. As proof I offer the Craigs list to you….A SCMS ten years old will average $ 200.00 to $ 300.00, with a new list price of$ 250.00 to $ 600.00. A RAS ten years old will average from $75.00 to $ 150.00, with a new list price of $ 700.00 to $ 2000.00. Portability, maintenance free, and the user friendly interface wins over practical,versatile, and power. I love both tools and finally own both of th...

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Part 2: RAS gathering ideas

09-05-2011 10:46 AM by Bob Kollman | 8 comments »

About a month ago I started this blog to learn more about the RAS. I’ve learned a lot with the input from my fellow LJ’s. For the last month the RAS has been in moth balls waiting for the arrival of a new table top and blade guard assembly that I ordered VIA a recall Thur the manufacture. The guard and table kit went together easily on the saw. Thur the Internet I was able to download all the original owner Manuals that went with this. I was able to square up the blade and cr...

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