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Forum topic by Randy_ATX posted 03-15-2014 02:13 AM 811 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Randy_ATX

835 posts in 1904 days


03-15-2014 02:13 AM

Just came across this listing. I’ve never seen a RAS quite like this one. Made in NY – how old do you think it is?

http://sanmarcos.craigslist.org/tls/4373177114.html

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH


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tefinn

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#1 posted 03-15-2014 02:37 AM

That’s a neat old saw there! The radial arm used the separate Speedmatic circular saw that attached to the arm. I believe it was made sometime in the 1930’s. I’ve seen some with the 10” saw, but never one with a 12” saw before. Would make a cool restoration project. Doubt I’d ever use it though, I like my fingers as part of my hands. Lol.

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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Randy_ATX

835 posts in 1904 days


#2 posted 03-15-2014 02:59 AM

Yeah Tom not much of a guard on this one is there? I thought it was a neat piece of history. It would be nice to think that someone would pick this up and properly restore it.

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 03-15-2014 03:44 AM

Long time ago! Nice antique to have on display. PC might want to buy it!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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LyallAndSons

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#4 posted 03-15-2014 04:00 AM

Never seen anything like it but I’d love to have it! Not sure what I’d do with it but it might make a decent rough cut off saw?

-- Lyall & Sons Woodsmiths...Custom handcrafted woodwork since 1989

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lanwater

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#5 posted 03-16-2014 04:32 AM

few. Never seen anything like it even in pictures.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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thedude50

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#6 posted 03-16-2014 04:39 AM

great find buy it for sure

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