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Forum topic by dustycajun posted 04-16-2015 03:08 PM 466 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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dustycajun

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04-16-2015 03:08 PM

Im looking at on old dewalt ras model GA says it was running when taken out of service. Been in storage.
Wants 50. Is it worth it i dont want to have to rebuild it

-- klcrd


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#1 posted 04-16-2015 03:39 PM

The 14”? Absolutely. If it runs, even if you decide you don’t need it, you should be able to resell it for 3 times that cost.

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#2 posted 04-16-2015 05:57 PM

I agree…if it runs, its worth at least $200 if you clean it up and build a decent table. The GA model is one of the best.

-- Jeff, "The things I make may be for others, but how I make them is for me."

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#3 posted 04-16-2015 08:56 PM

Depends, if the ways are worn it is pretty much scrap. If the ways are straight then it is a bargain.

Put a straight edge on the table. Choose one saw tooth to just touch the top corner of the straight edge. Pull the carriage out, the blade tooth should just touch the straight edge the entire length of the arm. If the blade tooth wonders off of the straight edge check the ways in the arm for built up saw dust and gunk. If the pull doesn’t straighten out after cleaning the ways then pass on the saw. Milling new ways will cost more than the saw is worth.

There are several other things you have to do to align a RAS but those are just adjustments. If the ways are worn there is no adjustment to correct them.

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