Restoring DeWalt RAS

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Forum topic by duosonicdave posted 03-07-2011 05:01 AM 1144 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-07-2011 05:01 AM

LJ’s – can anyone lend some advice? I recently purchased an old DeWalt 1200 RAS that I’m starting to work on restoring. However, I’m having trouble getting the upper yoke handle/crank off. There’s a deep set screw (I believe it’s an allen set screw, but I can’t see it clearly to tell because it’s so deep) that I can’t seem to engage effectively to get it off. If it is an allen, perhaps I just don’t have the right size, but I’m wondering if anyone has tackled one of these restorations (or the bigger model #1400) and if you found any good solutions to this dilemma.


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#1 posted 03-07-2011 06:46 AM

Google OWWM (old woodworking machinery) will probably find all the info you need on their website.

-- Tampa-FL

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#2 posted 03-15-2011 01:18 AM

concure with Camper. I restored a DW 7790 RAS a couple of years ago, and OWWM provided most everything I needed to know.

also, the folks at Wolfe Machinery can probably help you out:

-- Jim Wright, Stonekettle Station

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#3 posted 03-15-2011 02:09 AM

Try the old OWWM fourm. Its a great group of folks over there.

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