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  1. Power Tools & Machinery
    I am looking to get started with RASes and am reading and learning all I can. (I will probably order the Kunkel book in the next week or so.) I have purchased a DeWalt 7739 but it needs a table and a complete adjusting/calibration - aside from me wanting to learn all about RASes before I...
  2. New Member Introductions
    Chicago area. With limited woodworking skills used for rudimentary home improvements. Owner of an old Sears RAS which only has limited use and then only for cross cuts. Mostly because since getting this RAS, years ago, there has been sloppiness or play in the motor mount to the rail. I am fairly...
  3. Trim Carpentry & Built-Ins
    Folks, I've noticed alot of people on this forum have their Radial Arm Saws dialed in at 90 degrees. Obviously, this makes crosscutting at 90 degrees a snap. I understand the premise of not moving the saw out of that 90 degree setting, and angling the work to the blade, instead of the blade...
  4. Power Tools & Machinery
    Folks, I recently lubricated my RAS, which it desperately needed. This included oiling the column (with PB) and the crankshaft case with lithium grease. It also involved oiling the inside of the column. I'm in the process of getting it ready, and I thought things were good to go. When I went...
  5. General Woodworking Discussion
    I recently purchased a twice used RAS on a heavy duty roller stand. It is well made, rolls easy. I am planning on building a bench to put the saw on and I wonder what seems to be the better plan. Build the bench at the same height and take advantage of the mobile option of the saw should the...
  6. Power Tools & Machinery
    I'm new to this group and am looking forward to any advice that the more experienced can offer. Here's what I have . . . . . I was given this Craftsman Radial saw (113.197751) for FREE! The previous owner gave it to me because the blade wouldn't turn and he was figuring it would save him a...
  7. Power Tools & Machinery
    I was recently given an old 12'' craftsman radial arm saw. After taking it apart and cleaning everything out it worked great. The only problem is that it doesn't have a blade guard. I tried searching the sears parts site but couldn't find anything. Also i was looking for some different...
  8. Project Showcase
    This is the 5th one of these that I have made. Learned something each time. This is a solid ash lid (top and sides) and 3/4 ash LC plywood for the main body. The square corners are poplar. Yea I know, weird combination of wood... No hardware on the main body, just glue and a very tight press...
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