|Forum topic by JeffP||posted 04-03-2015 02:38 PM||916 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
04-03-2015 02:38 PM
I was reading another current thread and this idea popped into my head.
After a little googling I find it is not a new idea, but also not a very popular one.
Here is an example of somebody who took a used RAS and replaced the saw-stuff with a router.
It seems like such a no brainer. Seems like it would be such a useful addition to a shop.
Wondering if some folks here can explain why it isn’t more common or even something that is a normal purchase at a home depot or woodcraft or harbor freight store?
Right off the top, you could use it for all kinds of dados with very easy setups.
Seems you could also rotate it to horizontal and use it for making mortises very easily.
So, why is this an uncommon “build one out of a RAS” item? Why isn’t a Radial Arm Router a “thing”?
-- Last week I finally got my $*i# together. Unfortunately, it was in my shop, so I will probably never find it again.