Old Sears Roebuck Craftsman Radial Saw

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Forum topic by PaFrenchy posted 11-01-2012 08:04 PM 2222 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-01-2012 08:04 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question resource tablesaw

Inherited, would like to sell, any idea what this is worth?
Compared to saws at store, This is a tank. I don’t know where you would even
get a heavy duty saw like this.
It has a 30” throw on a 1/4” heavy pipe arm.
I assume it’s a 1955 vintage. Good shape runs fine.
A little oil and this will last for three more generations.

Here are the numbers:

Sears Roebuck Craftsman 12” Radial Arm saw on a Craftsman table
Model: FF29692
185- 177.2.3600 -185
Type: CY8

See pic of plate.

Appreciate the help, hope i’m not breaking any rules


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#1 posted 11-01-2012 09:09 PM

In all honesty, you probably couldn’t give that away in my area. I see the same RASs reposted all the time on CL. There just doesnt seem to be much demand.
But that does look to be a pretty beastly machine.

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#2 posted 11-01-2012 10:49 PM

Saws and prices are a regional thing. If you would clean this up and put a new table on it and a new fence like the original set up, you could get $50 to $100 for it in Oklahoma. This is an old machine and most likely a better machine than those produced int he ‘70’s.

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#3 posted 11-02-2012 02:33 AM

A venerable old saw but I doubt anyone at any distance from you would even pay the shipping.

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#4 posted 11-02-2012 02:43 AM

Some of the Old Tool guys might be interested in it…

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#5 posted 11-02-2012 02:51 PM

I appreciate your help guys. I just added 8 feet to my garage. It was easier than cleaning it out ! haha
I put that clear plastic corrugated stuff on for a roof. After a couple leak issues during hurricane Sandy it remains.
Puddles look different from underneath. Any way thanks.

-- Marque

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#6 posted 11-02-2012 03:01 PM has a “classified section (B.O.Y.D.) i’d post your saw there and see what they say. not really a tool for a smaller shop since it has to sit as far away from a wall as the length of the arm, which extends out the back of the saw rather than over the table like the newer units.

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#7 posted 11-02-2012 04:17 PM

I see these saws in the free section on Craigslist all the time. Saves you $$ hauling it away, and frees up space in your shop, for free!

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#8 posted 11-02-2012 09:32 PM

I didn’t know Sears had a saw like that. I had one in 1958 and it was a pos; could never keep it aligned. Yours looks interesting. If you were closer, I might be interested, but $50 would be my top offer, since I already have a RAS. Don’t toss it. I’m sure it has value. Just a matter of finding someone who likes old iron.

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#9 posted 11-02-2012 09:44 PM

dunno…there was a time when Sears sold some nice tools…too bad you live in PA…probably worth around here…$350-400 range I think (no bargains around here…Amish thing).

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#10 posted 11-02-2012 11:42 PM

It is a nice looking piece of old beastly machinery. I would definitely do some research on it over at and Then list it there for sale and see if you get any bites. I’ve seen the newer models down here for anywhere from $50 to $250.
One nice thing about it is it’s a 12” but the amps on it makes it not so usable for the small shop market.

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