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ScottyWes

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430 days ago

Has anyone ever used one of these? Seems to me like a bigger and better sliding miter saw. Seems like a bargain but I don’t know how useful it would be for furniture / cabinetmaking:

http://tulsa.craigslist.org/for/3703714952.html


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camps764

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#1 posted 430 days ago

looks like a portable radial arm saw.

Probably would be as useful as the RAS – Don’t know much about this Delta, but from the looks of it, it will probably be a chore to get it/keep it aligned. Maybe not though.

I know you can get a RAS around here, table included, for about $125 – unless this thing does something special, I probably wouldn’t do it.

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nailbanger2

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#2 posted 430 days ago

They come in handy for siding, I wouldn’t think you would use it much in a shop. Bigger, yes, better, not really.

-- Wish I were Norm's Nephew

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ScottyWes

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#3 posted 430 days ago

Thanks guys, yeah, looking into it more it looks like you are right, it is more useful for something like siding work.

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Bill1225

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#4 posted 430 days ago

They are great for siding and cutting large volume of compound angles on hip roofs but they are really not accurate enough for wood working

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dhazelton

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#5 posted 430 days ago

What they all said – any time I’ve seen one at a sale or auction it was from a guy who did siding.

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#6 posted 430 days ago

As a young man in my framing days we pulled one out for cornice work. At the time it was state of the art bot never really proved to be a money maker at the end of the day.

Good saw though, but for the space and user requirements I’m sure I ll never have another one.
JB

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bbc557ci

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#7 posted 430 days ago

As a young man in my framing days we pulled one out for cornice work. At the time it was state of the art bot never really proved to be a money maker at the end of the day.

Good saw though, but for the space and user requirements I’m sure I ll never have another one.
JB

Same here. Common tool back in the day. Not real accurate but great for siding and the like.

-- Bill, central NY...no where near the "big apple"

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