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Blog entry by boxcarmarty posted 01-02-2013 04:02 PM 2071 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

While browsing the internet a few weeks ago I ran across an article from Emerson Tool Co. about a recall on Craftsman RAS. Intrigued enough to stop and read the article, I entered the model number of my saw and found that my old, on it’s way to retirement, beast was covered in this recall. When FedEx backed into my drive this morning and unloaded a rather large 4ft box out of the back of the truck, My heart raced with excitement in hopes of getting a whole new saw out of this deal. Well, Merry Christmas any way, but it was just a large box of parts. Included in this recall is a new blade guard and all of the necessary parts and pieces to fit it to your particular saw. And if that ain’t enough to put excitement in your shorts, the package also includes a new table top and owners manual.

Here is the link from Emerson Tool Co. about the recall. http://rasrecall.com/

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JoeinGa

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#1 posted 01-02-2013 07:23 PM

Hmmmm, based on your pic’s I think mines been done. But I may be missing some of the pieces (bought it used last year). I’ll try your link and see what pops up. Thanks for the tip!

update
Yep, just checked and mine was already done.

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#2 posted 01-02-2013 07:59 PM

Thanks for the posting. I checked mine (1977 113.23100) and no kit is available but they will send me a return box to I can sell it back to them for $100. I think not.

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PASs

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#3 posted 01-02-2013 08:05 PM

HOLY MOLY BATMAN !!!!
Thanks SOOO much for posting this.

My RAS was a craigslist pickup and didn’t even have a blade guard.
The new kit is on order…and free.

Now I won’t have to put the body armor on anytime I’m cutting on it.

-- Pete, "It isn't broken, you just aren't using it right."

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boxcarmarty

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#4 posted 01-02-2013 09:19 PM

Pete, Glad to hear it’s doin’ you some good. And maybe a new table top too. Mine needed it…..

Rob, I just can’t see that it is worth giving up for $100 unless it is just total junk…..

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#5 posted 01-03-2013 12:38 AM

Yep – and they show up quick with the parts…..nice 1” thick MDF…..handy for jigs!

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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William

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#6 posted 01-03-2013 12:50 AM

Nice save.
I wish I’d known that you didn’t know about this.
I once had a Craftsman radial arm saw.
I parted with it cheap because it scared the hell out of me from the lack of a good guard.
After selling it I found out about this recall and that mine would have been covered.
I’ve been kicking myself for getting rid of it ever since.
I found out the guy who bought it called about the recall, cleaned it up, installed the new parts, and it is now a great saw.
Oh well.
We live and learn.

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#7 posted 01-03-2013 01:23 AM

I too recieved the recall pkg for the ras that my grandfather handed down to me…it was like Christmas….also waiting on my recall kit for my 30 gal. Compressor…..

-- Shan, Colorado

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#8 posted 01-03-2013 02:33 AM

I purchased a 9” Craftsman RAS in 1968 for $125 had it for 30 years in 1998. The bearings on the motor wore out and rebuilding it was too costly, then I heard of the recall. The 9” did not have a retrofit kit but if you sent in the motor they sent you a check for $100. So I sent it in, 30 years of use of a RAS for $25 not bad. And believe it or not when I received the check I went and purchased another RAS.

-- Tom D

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gfadvm

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#9 posted 01-03-2013 02:33 AM

Thanks Marty- I need to go check the number on my old antique that I inherited from my dad. Not sure I need the upgrades as it works OK and doesn’t see much use. Mostly takes up space and valued only for its sentimental value.

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boxcarmarty

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#10 posted 01-03-2013 03:11 AM

Thanks Tom, Didn’t realize the recall has been around that long…..

Andy, It’s worth filling out just to get a new table top. Or as Jeff says, jig parts…..

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#11 posted 01-03-2013 04:31 AM

I made a new top for mine when I got it but the jig parts…....? Maybe I will do it.

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gfadvm

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#12 posted 01-03-2013 04:20 PM

“No kit available for your saw” :( Don’t think I want to sell it to them for $100 so it will just live in the corner of the shop and occasionally cut down long stock. But I appreciate your blog Marty.

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#13 posted 03-25-2014 08:41 PM

I was quite pleased to spot this recall for my radial arm saw. I signed up for the kit around the first of November, 2013. It is now late March, 2014, and I got another stall that the kits were on order and they should be sending them out next week. It sounds like a scam as I did not even have to tell the person that answered the phone which kit I was waiting for. I am happy to hear that all of you other folks received your kits as it gives me some encouragement. Thank you for the tip that it is available.

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