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Craftsman Radial arm saw Accessories

by Mentoya
posted 08-13-2017 10:07 PM


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MrUnix

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#1 posted 08-13-2017 10:33 PM

Planer attachment for a RAS? Never heard of such a beast – how does that work?

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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firefighterontheside

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#2 posted 08-13-2017 11:03 PM

I think I know where a router attachment is for one.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#3 posted 08-13-2017 11:17 PM

something like this

https://youtu.be/RiJuKVuC-Cs

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firefighterontheside

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#4 posted 08-13-2017 11:18 PM



something like this

https://youtu.be/RiJuKVuC-Cs

- AlaskaGuy

That’s my guess. I just watched the same video after a search.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#5 posted 08-13-2017 11:19 PM

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Loren

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#6 posted 08-14-2017 03:54 AM

I think Sears sold a Saf-T-Planer for the
radial saw models that could take a 1/4”
collet chuck.

The Saf-T-Planer may be found on ebay.
The collet chuck may still available from
Sears.

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AlaskaGuy

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#7 posted 08-14-2017 05:45 AM



I think Sears sold a Saf-T-Planer for the
radial saw models that could take a 1/4”
collet chuck.

The Saf-T-Planer may be found on ebay.
The collet chuck may still available from
Sears.

- Loren


Anything I find under the name Saf-T-planer is made for the drill press.

https://youtu.be/N5UOAnyPl0I

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#8 posted 08-14-2017 01:55 PM

Here’s one of the original ones that Sears sold on e bay. My FIL had one and burned it up in abut 2 minutes planing maple. There’s not a way to say this gently, but I think you will find, as I did, that most of the attachments that Sears offered for those saws were little more than useless junk. In their attempt to make the RAS seem like a one-tool shop they introduced all kinds of stuff for it, almost all of which failed miserably. But if you want to persue them, they often show up on ebay.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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#9 posted 08-14-2017 02:24 PM

I had a Sears RAS, bought new in about 1970-ish. I found it a great tool for cross cutting, so long as I made sure to control it and use it with care, and that is clearly important for all our tools. It was a demonic tool for any and all other uses – in my view.

If you do get a planer for it, think through every step of its use, and how the work piece will be controlled. It is a seriously risky thing to turn that motor shaft vertical, and attempt this activity – again, my opinion. Getting the planer head to be exactly parallel to the work surface is a challenge as well.

Really sad to hear of the car accident, and happy to hear you are getting back to the hobby!

-- Jim, Houston, TX

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Mentoya

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#10 posted 08-14-2017 03:49 PM

Thanks for all the replies.
Loren,I hadn’t heard of the Safe-T-Planer before,and I may find one of those to attach to a chuck on the other accessory spindle if I cant get the Rotary Planer.

I will keep looking,and update as I go.

Thanks Again,
Mentoya

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Mentoya

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#11 posted 08-14-2017 04:02 PM

I agree with Fred Hargis that a lot of the accessories Sears created turned out to be junk,but isn’t that the usual for invention.

I don’t know for sure how well the rotary planer will turn out (pun intended),but if it makes one project faster and easier,with a reasonable quality I believe it is worth the try.

Honestly,if my uncle Ken hadn’t passed away last year I would have him make it for me.He was amazing in the things he created to perfect his artistry.I might actually try to find one of his friends as a machinist.

I’m already enjoying the process of getting into new projects.I’ve missed being creative both physically & cognitively over the last 3 years or so.

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#12 posted 08-14-2017 04:16 PM

+1 on what Fred and Mentoya said…
I use mine for (rough) cross cutting only. Occaisionally I’ll use the spiral type dado set.
That’s pretty scary! Especially when I have to remove the blade cover to use it…

-- "I cut it twice and it's still too short"

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MrUnix

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#13 posted 08-14-2017 04:24 PM

Occaisionally I’ll use the spiral type dado set.
That’s pretty scary! Especially when I have to remove the blade cover to use it…
- Gentile

There is a guard for use with the dado blade (and moulding head cutter).

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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#14 posted 08-14-2017 07:34 PM

I have the craftsman rotary planer #9-29513. Have not used it in years, it worked ok when I did. Glad to send it for couple bucks for shipping.

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#15 posted 08-15-2017 12:45 AM

I would really appreciate you sharing,especially since I would no longer have to search for it.

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#16 posted 08-15-2017 12:46 AM

I will send you a message for details.

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#17 posted 08-15-2017 02:09 AM

I, too, have a safe-t-planer attachment for my long-abandoned but still working Craftsman RAS. I don’t recall ever using it. I guess I must have looked at it and determined it was not safe to use. I bought my first planer about the same time.

I haven’t used the RAS in at least 20 years. A sliding compound miter saw has replaced it for all cross cutting that is not handled by the TS sled.

-- Murphy's Carpentry Corollary #3: Half of all boards cut to a specific length will be too short.

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