Craftsman Radial Arm Saw Recall changed (booo!)

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Forum topic by WhoIsJohnGalt posted 10-20-2014 03:43 PM 693 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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10-20-2014 03:43 PM

So I just bought a Craftsman Radial Arm Saw at an estate sale. While Googling for the operators manual I noticed that this saw is under recall. Lots of videos and blog posts touting the improved blade guard and replacement table. So I logged in to and check that mine was covered and called the phone number. So the new recall basically has you return the saw and get $100…not replacement blade guard, no replacement table- basically they want people to scrap the saw.

I say BOOOOO!!! I have used this type of saw many times in shop classes 20+ years ago and have been scouring the C-list and local estate sales for this type of saw (for a dedicated dado setup). So no cool blade guard for me, just an offer for me to junk my machine for $100.

So…anyone have the replacement blade guard they want to get rig of?

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#1 posted 10-20-2014 04:23 PM

I’m not sure you will really want the new guard and top. The new guard and top end up reducing the cross cut capacity by about 1 1/2 to 2 inches because of the way the guard works. The guard is a mechanical nightmare. I wouldn’t Boooo too much over it.

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