|Forum topic by DavidTTU||posted 02-11-2016 05:52 PM||595 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
02-11-2016 05:52 PM
I have inherited a 3hp 10” Craftsman contractor Radial Arm saw. It is a post recall model. Not quite sure what year though. It was free and is in great shape.
I have read plenty of the literature on radial arm saws, and specifically craftsman radial arms. My question for you guys is, did the Craftsman radial arms ever improve? Or is there a model that is better/worse than others?
My saw model number is 113.196380. I can post a picture of it when I get home, but it is just your standard craftsman radial arm.
I am in need of something that can crosscut accurately in my shop to break down long stock. I currently have a miter saw station setup with a sliding mitersaw, but that saw is a friends and he is taking it back after a long time. Seeing how I have a free radial arm, I would rather not purchase another slider. I just dont want to spend the time setting up this saw if it is agreed upon that it wont stay aligned no matter how much work goes into it.
Thanks for your advice