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Forum topic by interpim posted 02-16-2009 03:39 AM 1283 views 0 times favorited 14 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-16-2009 03:39 AM

If anyone can give me some advice on this, i’ve posted it to my blog. Is this a Piece of Junk or will it be a gem once cleaned up.

http://lumberjocks.com/jocks/interpim/blog/7504

-- San Diego, CA


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#1 posted 02-16-2009 03:45 AM

Once you clean up that bike it should be a real gem ! :)

-- David, Tools4solidsurface.com

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#2 posted 02-16-2009 04:02 AM

well, if it’s not far from your home, just give it a try, see how are the slice and turn on the motor to check if its working good…...if yes, I think is something useful at any garage.

-- Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain" Frank Lloyd Wright

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#3 posted 02-16-2009 04:15 AM

Oh, I purchased it already… the hard part of cleaning it up is ahead LOL.

-- San Diego, CA

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#4 posted 02-16-2009 04:21 AM

I have a late 40’s, early 50’s saw like that. Handle looks the same but the head is differant. Any name stamped on it?

-- David, Tools4solidsurface.com

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#5 posted 02-16-2009 04:25 AM

I haven’t really examined it much yet, but I think it is this
Model 113.29001 Arrra-Arm 10” Radial Arm Saw

-- San Diego, CA

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#6 posted 02-16-2009 04:29 AM

for 20 bucks, here in California, that’s a nice buy!

-- Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain" Frank Lloyd Wright

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#7 posted 02-16-2009 04:50 AM

I just love the Craftsman Power Bronze color!

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#8 posted 02-16-2009 05:05 AM

Craftsman Power Bronze? I was thinking more along the lines of Rusty Brown.

-- San Diego, CA

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#9 posted 02-16-2009 05:07 AM

No the color was offered during one of Craftsman’s anniversary and they called it Power Bronze. Good luck with the clean-up. If I didn’t have a DeWalt, this is the model RAS I would have.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#10 posted 02-16-2009 06:24 AM

I used to have one of those. Inherited from my Dad.
There is (was) a recall on the motor or motor mounts..
Maybe 5 years ago.
In any case it was a safety recall. I’d check out one of the online recall services.
The motor on mine had died about 2 weeks before I got the recall notice so I just forgot about it.

For what it’’s worth.

Lee

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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#11 posted 02-16-2009 04:57 PM

Everyone want to trade these things in for a quick buck.

Some over zealous lawyer won a lawsuit so Craftsman had to recall all their saw that did not have a cover that covers the entire blade. How many saws are there that do not have covers that cover the entire blade: a band saw would be useless and there is no way a scroll saw could do the things it does.

I’d rather restore it an use it safely, knowing that all power tools are dangerous, than turn it in so it can be scrapped.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#12 posted 02-16-2009 06:54 PM

You can make a decent guard out of the clear plastics that most borgs sell near their windows. I’ve seen it done, a bit of a pain to adjust every time for cut depth, but if you want the extra safety….

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#13 posted 02-17-2009 02:40 AM

The real safety hazard came from ripping.

I will never rip with mine and I’ll be careful

The funniest thing I’ve heard about RAS is treat it with the same care an XRAY tech treats his xray machine.
turn it on and go hide in the next room!!!!

-- "Not skilled enough to wipe jam on toast!"

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#14 posted 02-17-2009 02:46 AM

That will be an awsome RAS when you get it cleaned up. I can’t believe you got it for only $20. Awesome!!!!

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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