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!