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Forum topic by tyskkvinna posted 07-02-2014 01:23 PM 1214 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-02-2014 01:23 PM

I actually have two of these, one is slightly older than the other. Comes with stand, is in good working condition. They are both 10”. I need to get rid of them because they do not have enough “safety features” to be appropriate for a shared workspace with kids who are not familiar with these awesome old school saws.

I’m in Grand Rapids MI but these would freight pretty easy if you’ve been searching one.

I’m asking $100 OBO and am willing to trade… let me know! If you are able to come pick it up you are of course welcome to check it out first.

-- Lis - Michigan - -

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#1 posted 07-02-2014 01:58 PM

Have you checked to see if the safety recall replacement guard and table top are still available? Looks like you get $100 only, no parts replacement anymore.

I have the same saw and got the replacement parts for it and have had it on Craigslist numerous times for a $100 and can’t sell it. It appears nobody wants that saw.

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#2 posted 07-02-2014 04:14 PM

Yeah, radial arm saws have fallen out of favor. I have an old Craftsman RAS in excellent shape just sitting in a corner of the shop doing nothing. Haven’t used it in years. The things are only useful for cross cutting long boards and the new sliding compound miter saws have taken their place. The new saws also have blade guards that the old radial arm saws didn’t have. I was always a little apprehensive around that whirring blade on my RAS.

-- Always remember: It is a mathematical certainty that half the people in this country are below average in intelligence!

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#3 posted 07-02-2014 05:57 PM

I had a 12” craftsman RAS that I took to saturday auction got $45 for it. Saw it later on consignment in an antique store for $45.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#4 posted 07-02-2014 06:28 PM

i had on of those for years, did a lot of wood butchering with it. I replaced the table with a new one from Sears Parts. Worked like brand new, but also have a 12” sliding Miter saw as well as a 10” Sears Table saw and didn’t use the RAS anymore… put it on Craigslist and got $165 for it….now I really miss it for cutting wide Plywood Panels.

Jay—-San Antonio, Tx

-- Jay, San Antonio, Texas - Making Sawdust Rocks!

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#5 posted 07-02-2014 07:15 PM

I have a panel saw so that’s not an issue. :)

If nobody wants them I’m scrapping them. For my needs (as a public workshop) it’s not worth retrofitting.

-- Lis - Michigan - -

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#6 posted 07-02-2014 08:25 PM

Did you check the recall web link I posted? Don’t scrap them. You can get $100 each for sending in the motor/carriage to the recall company. They pay for the motor/carriage to be returned.

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#7 posted 07-02-2014 11:40 PM

Hi Lis.
I have one of these Sears RAS’s and i use it strictly for dadoing with a wobble dado. I works just fine and I just finished some planter boxes with it.
You might not get $100 because they are real popular but not much less than that should buy one!!


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

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#8 posted 07-02-2014 11:54 PM

I’m not worried about how much I get for them I just want to see them get used because I know they are generally solid and loved.

-- Lis - Michigan - -

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#9 posted 07-08-2014 05:12 AM

I’ve got a saw just like this one that I bought brand new about 35 years ago. It’s a great saw that I use on almost every project. I wouldn’t give it up. It was my second major tool purchase after the table saw. This type of saw may have fallen out of favor, but I think a lot of people are missing out on a very valuable shop tool. Just my opinion, after using it for many years.

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#10 posted 07-08-2014 01:29 PM

well, lets start with where are ya? I got a friend lookin’ for one. I have RAS of that same make & model in my shop. I bought it used, & it had a perty rough life. ce it is I cleaned it up, & got everything moving again on it, and since, it is my most used saw in the shop, outside if my scroll saws. Let me know, of ya would, Sir.

-- Sawdust703

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#11 posted 07-08-2014 03:22 PM

Check with SEARS. They will give you $100 for each of them…..probably. Guaranteed. I like cash in my pocket. No shipping they want the motor and that is it. Cash is nearly as good as money. Go that way if you don’t sell them soon.

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#12 posted 07-08-2014 08:42 PM

You shouldn’t have too much problem selling them. I sold one of these years ago. I just didn’t like it, period. They would be a bit more dangerous for kids who are learning. i.m.o.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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