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Forum topic by Randy Woodworker posted 04-19-2015 03:02 AM 1117 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Randy Woodworker

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04-19-2015 03:02 AM

Made a video describing my new bada$$ radial arm saw.

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Kaleb the Swede

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#1 posted 04-19-2015 03:37 AM

WOW! Paint me jealous over here. That is one sweet saw.

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#2 posted 04-19-2015 03:44 AM

I can appreciate the beauty in a RAS, but they scare the shit out of me! Especially something like yours with no brake.

But that is just me. Really neat saw! Did it take any work or was it ready to go?

A while back i got to tour a gentlemens mill shop who does some work for the company i work for. He had i believe a Monarch Unipoint 16”. Man what a gorgeous saw. Said it was a $14,000 saw. Looked scary lol.

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Randy Woodworker

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#3 posted 04-19-2015 03:59 AM



I can appreciate the beauty in a RAS, but they scare the shit out of me! Especially something like yours with no brake.

But that is just me. Really neat saw! Did it take any work or was it ready to go?

A while back i got to tour a gentlemens mill shop who does some work for the company i work for. He had i believe a Monarch Unipoint 16”. Man what a gorgeous saw. Said it was a $14,000 saw. Looked scary lol.

- lateralus819

It was pretty much ready to go. One broken set screw on the gibs that glide along the column. Easy fix. A quick clean and alignment and good to go.

In cross cutting mode, it is no more dangerous than a sliding mitre saw.

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#4 posted 04-19-2015 11:32 AM

Randy, it’s absolutely awesome!

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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#5 posted 04-19-2015 12:37 PM

Thanks for the video. It is nice to see someone else thinks that a heavy duty RAS is a fine machine. I have a 12” and as you I use it for crosscutting and dadoes. IMO it is not any more dangerous than any other saw, if used correctly with the knowledge or where it can injure you.

-- I can see the cheese heads from here and it is great.

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#6 posted 04-19-2015 12:47 PM

The millwork shop I used to work in had a 14” Delta that was taken pretty good care of and an 18” DeWalt that was more of a beater, but with a little work on the bottom of the motor housing it was able to crosscut 5- 6”x6” at once. I do remember the blade being a little pricey to replace.

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#7 posted 04-20-2015 01:47 AM

i had one of those but, I believe it had the longer arm, could crosscut 25” at one inch and was a great saw

-- Deano

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