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DevilDogNurse

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368 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: humor saw radial arm saw

Hey all,

I picked up an old 80’s vintage Craftsman Radial Arm Saw last year and I just could not get it aligned correctly. I parked it in the corner of the basement and kinda forgot about it.

Is there anyone in the Chicagoland area who knows these things? I’d like to set it up just for making cross cuts.

If not…. ANYONE WANT IT? ;-D

-- Marine, Nurse, Dad.


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cutmantom

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#1 posted 368 days ago

I would use the saw beside it and forget that thing

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mountainaxe

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#2 posted 368 days ago

Do yourself a favor and download Jon Eakes’ book, Fine Tuning Your Radial Arm Saw; it goes for $14.95. This is THE bible for adjusting/tuning a Craftsman RAS. I’ve used it on my RAS and I guarantee it’s the only reference book you’ll need…well worth the cost. http://joneakes.com/learning-curve/75-radial-arm-saws

-- Jeff, "The things I make may be for others, but how I make them is for me."

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Buckethead

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#3 posted 368 days ago

An RAS is not at the top of my must have list, but if I found myself in possession of one, I would definitely take the time to get it humming. It’s a nice tool for the arsenal. Consider the book. I’m also fairly confident that someone here will comment and give great insights based on their own experience.

-- Bucket, any person that spends 10k on a bicycle is guaranteed to be a $@I almost started to like you. -bhog

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