|Project by DustyNewt||posted 01-07-2011 12:16 AM||4298 views||2 times favorited||20 comments|
My dad’s 1966 radial arm saw had to go. Its footprint, with its stand, was too demanding for my meager shed. But, garage sale offers of $30 – 50, ticked me off. This is a great saw!
Since I am a maker of smallish items, I figure I can sacrifice some of my assembly/outfeed table. So this is my solution. I can still rip a 10 foot board with 11 inches to each side of my table saw blade, with a 3” height clearance (underneath the RAS). This is sufficient for me anyway.
I completely readjusted the saw so everything is square with no slop. I hope it stays that way. The working height of the RAS table is perfect for my aging eyes. I plan on devising jigs that can be clamped in the fence clamping mechanism for miters and hold-downs for the smaller chunks I work with. Any suggestions of other jigs or fixture you might have for a RAS, would be greatly appreciated.
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