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Blog entry by sblg43 posted 08-17-2013 01:39 AM 1146 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently inherited this RAS from a friend. He told me that he had a RAS that he didn’t need any longer and if I didn’t have one, he would give it to me. He didn’t tell me anything about it. When he showed up, I have to admit that I wasn’t impressed with what I saw.

My friend said that he used it for 30 years until he got a table saw, then he hardly ever used it.

I had previously given away my Craftsman because I didn’t have the space – but I always thought it would be nice to get another and make the space. Well here it is.

After searching the internet for info about this saw, I must say that I am very excited now. It hums along nicely and I am looking forward to cleaning it up and reconditioning the table. I have some furniture to build for my bride and this will help out.

-- If you want perfection, buy plastic, if you want character, buy wood!



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HillbillyShooter

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#1 posted 08-17-2013 02:02 AM

This is a definite keeper! DeWalt RASs were the standard by which other RASs were judged; and, there is no comparison to Craftsman. I always wanted one but they were out of my price range at the time—I settled for a 12” Delta several years ago just to have a RAS for old times sake. Best wishes.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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DIYaholic

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#2 posted 08-17-2013 02:17 AM

Hmmmm…..
Looks familiar…..

I better go check my shop to see if mine is still there!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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sblg43

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#3 posted 08-17-2013 02:35 AM

I noticed that some Dewalt RAS have the dust port on the back side, while others are located on the front. Is any one better than the other? I am not in the least bit complaining, just wondering.

-- If you want perfection, buy plastic, if you want character, buy wood!

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mountainaxe

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#4 posted 08-18-2013 12:48 AM

You are very fortunate to have a well loved classic. Your 925H was likely made in 1960, the year AMF sold out to B&D. The first year 925 was produced in 1959 and had the dust port on the front of the guard. Both saws use the same motors and iron. This is a great saw…I have a 925 and it’s the standard for RAS. Have fun with it!

-- Jeff, "The things I make may be for others, but how I make them is for me."

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tomd

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#5 posted 08-18-2013 03:12 AM

Looks like a very nice RAS.

-- Tom D

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sblg43

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#6 posted 08-18-2013 03:20 AM

She’s a little dusty but she purrs like a kitten. That being said, it will get covered in dust frequently!

-- If you want perfection, buy plastic, if you want character, buy wood!

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