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Forum topic by Vrtigo1 posted 05-07-2011 06:25 PM 3637 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Vrtigo1

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05-07-2011 06:25 PM

I was looking at tools for sale on craigslist and came across one of these. It looks like a cross between a miter saw and radial arm saw. It looks kind of like a portable RAS with a larger table to me. I was wondering if someone could tell me what these would be primarily used for?

Here is a picture: http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/861/sawa.jpg/


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#1 posted 05-07-2011 06:44 PM

My dad had one of those when he was doing a lot of siding and exterior work in the ‘90s. It saw a lot of jobsite use.

-- Rory // Milwaukee, WI

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#2 posted 05-07-2011 07:16 PM

Mostly used for siding and cutting exterior trim (fascia, soffit, etc.) They’ve been replaced my the SCMS.

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#3 posted 05-07-2011 07:54 PM

It is a Delta/Rockwell Sawbuck.

It can’t rip. It would be cool if it could, but the carriage doesn’t
turn for ripping. It crosscuts pretty widely and accurately though.

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#4 posted 05-08-2011 05:19 AM

I have never used one but I know people that did and they loved them.

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