|Forum topic by LoyalAppleGeek||posted 09-06-2016 12:44 AM||410 views||0 times favorited||11 replies|
09-06-2016 12:44 AM
Greetings and salutations Lumberjocks!
The greatest neighbor in the world just completed the construction of his shop, and had some redundancy of tools. He gave me his beautiful Craftsman radial arm saw, the aftermarket rolling base with drawers, and both drawers full of goodies and accessories he had bought just for this saw. The machine has only 10 hours of use on it since it rolled out of the factory in 1977, all the issues I’ve had with it are related to the rather sedentary lifestyle it’s had since then. It’s completely free of any form of rust or corrosion and has been stored indoors its entire life.
The machine runs quiet as a mouse (OK, maybe a pack rat) and smooth as butter, accept for both adjustments related to the radial arm. The height adjustment is sticky, no catching but I’ll have the arms of Arnold Schwarzenegger if I don’t free it up a bit. The primary issue is the arm won’t swing in either direction for miter cuts, even with my super-man like physique behind it :-)
It’s been a couple days since I posted this request, and I am very grateful for the help I received. This beauty is up and runnin like new, I just need to build a new table. The one it came with isn’t the proper design. Also, I’m looking for the recall upgrade kit for this saw. If anyone has information about other ways besides the company to aquire these parts, I would really appreciate it. I’m not giving up until she’s retrofitted!
Thank you again, to everyone, for being so willing and quick to help. I know it may seem like a small thing to you, but you never know the impact a cheerful, helpful response can have on someone’s life. I’m better because of the community here, and I really appreciate those who have taken time from their shops to help others out, even in a small way. I look forward to the future you’re helping to build (pun intended :-) Thank you.