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Forum topic by tenfingers posted 10-30-2009 01:04 AM 919 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-30-2009 01:04 AM

Does anyone know where to find a chuck for my craftsman radial arm saw ? I have checked sears and craftsman sites but cant find anything. Its a 25 year old saw just out of the box. If you can help let me know,thanks.

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#1 posted 10-30-2009 01:39 AM

Your Radial arm saw uses a chuck ?

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#2 posted 10-30-2009 07:05 PM

It should be a standard 3/8 inch chuck like a Jacobs. I had taken mine and used it on my lathe.
You can buy them from Carftsman or places like Grizzly sells chucks.
Just verify the thread.

-- Cajun Don, Louisiana

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#3 posted 10-30-2009 07:56 PM

Critical part is to identify the thread size on the “other” end of the motor. Most standard 1/2” chucks should fit.

I have a Craftsman radial arm saw that was my first stationary power tool, 1968. It did everything; cross cut, rip, drill, sand with a disk and a drum, plane with a rotary planer head, shape with a shaping head, cut dadoes and rabbits. The only problem was set up time between operations and keeping the alignment of the power head correct. It needed frequent correction, especially from a ripping set up back to cross cut.

For the horizontal drill press I added a chuck to the opposite end of the motor (power head) ,which had a stud for such applications, and rotating it so it faced the rear, then placing the wood to be drilled against a tall fence I was able to push the power head from the front to back and make precise holes.

As I look back from my shop now full of a dozen power tools I am amazed what I accomplished with that saw. I still have it but only use it for cross cuts today. All I have ever replaced on it is the bearings in the motor.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#4 posted 10-30-2009 08:40 PM

Post the model number please.

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#5 posted 10-30-2009 08:41 PM

You learn somthing every day Thanks Les

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