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Forum topic by Beginningwoodworker posted 01-12-2011 11:34 PM 1627 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-12-2011 11:34 PM

I am going to be picking up a DeWalt Model MMB Rel. 23 RAS from a fellow woodworking in Atlanta, GA for $100 dollars. Sometime in this month or the next. I am wondering do you guys have any ideas for a roll around RAS crosscut station with fold down wings?

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#1 posted 01-13-2011 02:04 AM


Some of those saws are pretty heavy. It might take some really strong casters/wheels to get the job done. Also, depending on the methods of raising/lowering the blade and changing angles, you may need to solidly lock the unit in place during use.

Just some thoughts.


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#2 posted 01-13-2011 02:12 AM

I may.

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#3 posted 01-13-2011 06:46 AM

I am in the process of replacing my compound miter saw with a Dewalt R1360 Radial arm saw. I am modifying the base to be ten inches shorter front to back. The front half of the table will fold down when not in use and the arm will be folded to the side against the wall. The saw will be bolted to the wall and will have permanent side extensions just like the miter saw did. For longer crosscuts the drop down front table will be raised. Without the front table raised I will still have the same cross cut capacity as the miter saw has. At a fraction of the cost I will have more cross cut capacity than a 12 inch sliding miter saw and my table saw blades will interchange. I also pick up an overhead router of sorts. I am taking pictures of the steps in the project and will post them when the project is complete.

-- Nils, So. Central MI. Wood is honest.Take the effort to understand what it has to tell you before you try to change it.

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