|Forum topic by DylanC||posted 05-14-2014 01:43 AM||2265 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
05-14-2014 01:43 AM
Cruising the internet the other day I came across a local county department that was auctioning off an older DeWalt / Black & Decker radial arm saw…
Listed as in fair condition, with a 2 HP, 3-phase motor. Based on the photos it was hard to tell the exact model, but I could tell that it was an early to mid 1960s saw. I put in a bid and won it for $60 (well, $70 after a $6 fee and $4 tax). Once I got it home I determined it was a model T1533 12” saw. Based on what I’ve been reading, this saw does not represent the peak of DeWalt tools (produced during the 1950s) but is still a solid, industrial-duty saw built before B&D started to seriously compromise the quality of these tools.
I haven’t started it up yet, but all of the adjustments and saw travel appear to be smooth and accurate. I’ve got some experience with a RAS from high school wood shop, but I’d like to find a few more references for setting one up and adjusting it for its different capabilities. I’d also really like a copy of the manual for any parts that I might need. Any advice, pointers, or even just pointing me in the right direction will earn my thanks.
-- Dylan C ...Seems like all ever I make is sawdust...