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Dusty56

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779 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: question radial arm saw

http://westernmass.craigslist.org/tls/3115103820.html
8” Delta RAS…$400 FIRM ??? LOL

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!


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SASmith

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#1 posted 779 days ago

I like how she links to a “similar” saw that is a 14” 3HP model.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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Craftsman on the lake

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#2 posted 779 days ago

Not much. There are more RAS’s on craigslist than almost any other power tool. This is probably a good one but does anyone use these any more?

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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William

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#3 posted 779 days ago

I know where a Craftsman sits right now, same size and power, for $35.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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MrUnix

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#4 posted 779 days ago

Radial arm saws all over down here for $200 or less (many under $100).. and I wouldn’t spend more than that on one. If you want more bang for your buck, find an older Craftsman RAS that is on the recall list (get the model number from the seller if not already provided).. buy the saw, fill out the form at the web site and get a brand new table, handle and guard for free in the mail a few weeks later.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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AHuxley

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#5 posted 779 days ago

@William if it is a recall saw turn it in for the $100 bounty, they sned you the shipping box and everything. I have never bought one seperately but I have bought them when buying other machines/tools and make 60-70 bucks for my hour or less of time, I just do it to make the tools I do get seem cheaper.

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#6 posted 779 days ago

It will be firmly there for a long time ;-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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SnowyRiver

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#7 posted 779 days ago

Wonder what year that was built. It looks like an antique by the blade cover.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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Karson

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#8 posted 779 days ago

Someone should help the lady out in getting rid of her husbands equipment.

She shurly doesn’t know how to valuate it.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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sandhill

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#9 posted 779 days ago

I agree with Karson someone needs to guide her.

-- Bob Egbert AKA Sandhill http://www.sandhillwoodworks.com/

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Loren

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#10 posted 779 days ago

Probably a 10”. Those Delta turret saws are good machines,
even the smaller ones. I have an older one and the sucker
is built like a tank.

I’d take a Delta turrent saw over any other small radial
arm saw except a Dewalt.

Still, the price is too high.

-- http://lawoodworking.com

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