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Forum topic by DylanC posted 11-09-2013 06:55 PM 1299 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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DylanC

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11-09-2013 06:55 PM

While browsing around a “local” auction site, I found this for sale:

Currently sitting at $75 and has no bids. Condition is listed as good. Location is ~1.5 – 2 hrs away. Maybe a $50 bill for the gas to go get this thing. I don’t really “need” a radial arm saw, much less a 3-phase, 5 hp, industrial-duty one, but for under $150? How can I let it go? I don’t really know much about them, but this looks like an early 1990s vintage. Any thoughts?

P.S. Right now I’ve got a 3-phase, 5 hp Delta 34-806 Unisaw powered by a phase converter. Pretty sure the radial arm saw would run off of the phase converter just fine, so that’s not an issue.

-- Dylan C ...Seems like all ever I make is sawdust...


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Fred Hargis

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#1 posted 11-09-2013 07:35 PM

Those saws are a top notch RAS, and that’s a hell of a deal. That one looks to have a longer arm than they normally have. It would certainly earn it’s keep, but it still comes back to your preferences.

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#2 posted 11-09-2013 07:55 PM

I have pretty much the same saw (different model#) I use it for straight cuts 95% of the time but there are times that it has come in handy for doing “Special Cuts”. I can cross cut 25” and the saw stays true as long as it’s not moved around. Mine takes a 16” blade, but sometimes I run a 14” though.

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#3 posted 11-09-2013 07:58 PM

I don’t really need one either, but at that price, I’d figure out some way to use it!

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#4 posted 11-09-2013 08:06 PM

If you have the space for it, those are useful saws.

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#5 posted 11-09-2013 09:22 PM

Man – O- man! I’d kill to own that beast!

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#6 posted 11-11-2013 01:36 AM

You guys have been saying basically what I’ve been thinking. A tool of that quality at a price that low is just too good too pass up.

I’ll keep you posted. Thanks for the help.

-- Dylan C ...Seems like all ever I make is sawdust...

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#7 posted 06-22-2014 10:38 AM

Well Dylan? Did you get the saw?

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#8 posted 06-22-2014 04:07 PM

Not this one. The cost got a bit too high. But I did find another. http://lumberjocks.com/topics/60825

-- Dylan C ...Seems like all ever I make is sawdust...

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