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newparade

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09-23-2018 12:50 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question ras craftsman radial arm saw table

Hi,

I am building a front table for a Craftsman RAS Model 113.19770. I don’t have the old table. While I can copy the hole placement for the table bolts from the mounting frame and I have table dimensions, I am unsure how far away from the fence edge to place the bolt hole pattern (or if it even makes a huge difference).

Hopefully I have managed to correctly post a diagram here. In the circle, how far away is the fence from the center of the hole?

I appreciate your time. Thank you!

-- Scott, Southern Illinois


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#1 posted 09-23-2018 01:26 PM

The table set is relative to the fence. The blade should just clear the back of the fence, so the table should be set to allow that clearance. Kinda be a “work from the back side” design. Some RAS users will also swap the fence to the rear of the clearance board (the board to the rear of the fence) to allow for wider rip cuts.

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#2 posted 09-23-2018 01:47 PM

I have that saw and the hole center is 1-3/8” from the back edge of the front top section.

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#3 posted 09-23-2018 02:37 PM

My father had that saw and I remember that there were holes in the frame below (4) that is the base of the saw. They were designed so that you could place all your bolts thru the top and then thru the hole in frame. Slots were wider on one end and narrow on the other end to catch the bolt head. You then tighten from above on the top to lock in place.

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#4 posted 09-24-2018 04:53 AM

My sincere thanks to you guys.

-- Scott, Southern Illinois

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