|Forum topic by Robin1||posted 08-18-2014 12:51 AM||558 views||0 times favorited||12 replies|
08-18-2014 12:51 AM
I love furniture construction- but it is my hobby. My day job is as a Technical Director/Production Manager of a college theatre- with this goes scenic design and construction. I also work with several not-for-profit theatre groups in the area. One of these, a children’s theatre, is in need of a replacement radial arm saw. Before someone suggests a miter saw or a SCMS, these don’t work as well in a production shop and they are cost prohibitive.
We are located in upstate NY between Rochester and Syracuse and have been searching CL for a while now. I have contacted a few people over the last couple of weeks. I explain that I am looking for a saw for 90 degree cross cuts and dadoes and that it has to be accurate and in good shape. I explain that I am replacing a RAS for a small group with very little money. I travel to their location and find something with bearings that are shot or bent rails. I realize that for $200 or, hopefully, less that they’re not going to be perfect. However, most of it has just been abused.
I’m trying to find a 10” DeWalt or Delta- well cared for. We won’t be ripping or mitering with it. It doesn’t need a stand as we can build one.
If anyone in our area has one or has a lead on one, we’d greatly appreciate the help.
-- Jim, Upstate NY, JT Perri Custom Woodworking