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#1 posted 09-27-2009 12:01 AM

thanks all for all the advice!

Spindle: what did you make the 3’x6’ part of that frame out of? Thanks for the info on Mr Sawdust! I’m ordering the book today even though I swore I would not buy another book this month; my other passion, which can compliment tools quite well when the books are about woodworking.
Bill: I was thinking the same thing – although most of the rust is gone (i think) there is just too much gunk on the blades for them to be usefull again.
A dado set is certanly high up on my next tool purchase list, although with what I learn from the book recommended by Spindle, I may have to purchase some upgrade and safety equipment for the RA saw.

One thing I learned while researching saw blades on the web recommended by Keith is that DeWalt made RA saws with a blade arbor that does not fit any blades made today so I will probably have to buy an adaptor to use any new blades specifically made for RA saws.
Thanks to all! The suggestions took me on an all night web research trip with many dead ends especially when dealing with DeWalt and Black and Decker who made the things but want nothing to do with any questions about them now, but with some of the new info supplied by LJ folks I have more confidence I can get the thing running, tuned up and working safely.

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