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10-13-2014 02:10 PM

Topic tags/keywords: ras radial arm saw vintage craftsman

First of all, let me know if I have this in the incorrect section.

Several years ago, after my father-in-law past away, we were cleaning out his garage. There were a number of very unique items there but one I couldn’t get rid of at the time was a un-opened Craftsman Radial Arm saw from 1968. There was also all the accessories with it…..stand, dust collection hood, etc…..(4) additional boxes of which I have yet to open. When i got it home, it couldn’t resist breaking the bands on the RAS and checking it out. Wow, what a beauty! I thought that someday I would set it up and use it but now realized i just don’t have the room for it and think it should go to someone that would really appreciate owning such a “perfect” 1968 tool.

My question is: 1) Where would be the best place to try and sell it, and 2) What are your opinions on what the asking price should be

Thanks for all the input.

Joel
Denver, CO

-- Joel, Denver, CO


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#1 posted 10-13-2014 02:12 PM

-- Joel, Denver, CO

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#2 posted 10-13-2014 02:16 PM

Hate to have to break the bad news, but a Craftsman RAS (even in box and new) is not a high value resale.
Most will sell for about $150.00 to $175.00.
Why not just use it yourself?
Bill

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#3 posted 10-13-2014 02:36 PM

A NOS, almost 50 year old machine in a box is Rare. Their are hardcore Craftsman collectors out there. Place an add on BOYD at owwm.org. It has value LOL. If it were me it would be priced at $500 firm.

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#4 posted 10-13-2014 02:41 PM

In my area even a never used RAS will fetch $150 at most, if the “dust collector kit” is a complete dust collector it very well might be worth more than the saw.

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#5 posted 10-13-2014 02:47 PM

This one: http://akroncanton.craigslist.org/tls/4708404208.html is used, but very close to what you have and with accessories.

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#6 posted 10-13-2014 02:52 PM

True enough, there are plenty of Craftsman saws available for a song. While I’m hopeful you can get more I think it will have to be a case of finding exactly the right buyer. Trying to list it on e bay (for a larger audience) may be a better approach, though you might try BOYD over at OWWM for a little while to see what happens (it’s free). That is a rare find, but a buyer at a high price may be just as rare.

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#7 posted 10-13-2014 02:54 PM

WOW. That is what my saw looked like brand new? It even has the original fence and table insert!

I would keep it. As others have said, no one will give you what it is worth.
I use it every day, almost. I fold it out of the way, when not in use, so it may not take up as much room as you think. I can use the space as a work bench, when not in use.

Beats having a miter saw, by a long way and does not take up any more room. And the quality of materials just are not found in today’s tools. If the length of service this saw has given me is any testament to its durability, you should take that into consideration. NOTHING you buy to replace it will be as durable or any more accurate.

If you can not find a buyer, email me. I do not need it, but having a spare or watching it go to someone that does not appreciate it or know what to do with it would be a crime.

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#8 posted 10-13-2014 02:57 PM

Joel

That is so very nice. I always wanted one over the tablesaw because they do so very much more and it is easier to use to me anyway.

Hope you find a buyer and they will be a lucky person too.

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#9 posted 10-13-2014 05:03 PM

Thanks everyone for their responses. For me, it’s not really about the money. I just want this to end of with someone that will really appreciates a 50 year old unused piece of equipment. This opportunity, whether it be an old truck or a RAS, doesn’t come along very often!

-- Joel, Denver, CO

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#10 posted 10-13-2014 05:50 PM

Joel, The saw/accessories being the original packaging, untouched and I’d assume the paperwork, is where the value is. An invoice would be the gravy. Put the pics on owwm.org, woodworking machines thread and let the guys discuss/drool for a few days. Sweeeet Chevy. I come from a Chevy truck family. What year is the truck, ‘70, ‘72 ?

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#11 posted 10-13-2014 06:01 PM

Thanks Jeff.

Dang, I don’t have an invoice. My father-in-law probably saved it but if he had, I would still be looking for it as he never threw anything away! We just got to a point we were throwing everything into the roll off.

As far as the Chevy goes, it’s a 1972, with 1,400 miles on it. Unfortunately, it is not original but one I built from the ground up.

-- Joel, Denver, CO

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#12 posted 10-13-2014 06:41 PM

How much do you want for the truck and saw. I can promise they would be well appreciated. :)

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#13 posted 10-13-2014 06:54 PM

David,
It’s interesting that you asked. You buy the truck and I’ll throw in the saw. I’ll meet you in Albuquerque and I’ll have both with me!

http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/classifieds/showproduct.php?product=8042&title=near-perfect-72-cheyenne-super&cat=12

-- Joel, Denver, CO

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#14 posted 10-16-2014 02:05 PM

I just posted the saw in the BOYD Classified Section over at OWWM.org. Listed it for $ 500.00 and we’ll see what happens. Thanks for all the input from everyone.

-- Joel, Denver, CO

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