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New toy
« on: January 20, 2014, 08:45:07 pm »
Just picked this up today.  Craigslist add. Hardly been used. Had a panel blade on it.  Was used for kids craft projects.  Needs a battery for the electronic read out but never needed it on the other one I used to use all the time (many years ago).  Should help making bee stuff a lil easier. 





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Re: New toy
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2014, 08:54:33 pm »
ooh, thats Spiffy!!  Now you have to make some stuff to test it!!!
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Re: New toy
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2014, 09:04:05 pm »
You know, we really need to get a "drooling" smiley for posts like this.

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Re: New toy
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2014, 09:06:56 pm »
Shop is far too clean and organized.  :laugh:
How many others were looking at the pics intently, looking at what other goodies might be in that shop?  :)
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Re: New toy
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2014, 09:10:50 pm »
Shop is really small so without the "somewhat" cleaned and organized there would be no room to work  :laugh: :laugh:  I usually do as you said Perry.  See what else is lying around in plain site  ;D   Now I have to decide if the lil table saw will stay or will it go????

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Re: New toy
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2014, 10:06:18 pm »
Nice going my friend.
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Re: New toy
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2014, 01:15:12 pm »
I just bought a RAS almost exactly like that on mine is on the stand, not the cabinet. I paid $100 for mine of Craigslist. Already made a ton of sawdust with it.

I can copy the manual for adjusting the saw if you don't have yours. Mine was so out of whack when I got it, I spent nearly 3 hours adjusting everything, still not 100% but good enough for making bee boxes and I won't be tearing up the blade, the saw, or myself in the process.

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Re: New toy
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2014, 02:10:09 pm »
Great find and great tool!!  I have always wanted a RAS but just never got around to purchasing one. My dad had an old one that had like a 5 hp motor on it with a 14" blade. I used it when I was growing up. I believe he still has it but it has not been run in 20 years or so. I might just have to get it and see if I can get her running.

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Re: New toy
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2014, 03:23:21 pm »
this is what a proper shop should look like! :o :laugh:



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Re: New toy
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2014, 03:26:05 pm »
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Re: New toy
« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2014, 03:35:07 pm »
this is what a proper shop should look like! :o :laugh:

 Thats my shed, not the wood shop   :laugh: :laugh:

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Re: New toy
« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2014, 03:38:09 pm »
I just bought a RAS almost exactly like that on mine is on the stand, not the cabinet. I paid $100 for mine of Craigslist. Already made a ton of sawdust with it.

I can copy the manual for adjusting the saw if you don't have yours. Mine was so out of whack when I got it, I spent nearly 3 hours adjusting everything, still not 100% but good enough for making bee boxes and I won't be tearing up the blade, the saw, or myself in the process.

Spent about 3 hours last night following all the adjustment in the manual.  Don't think the PO ever checked any of it.  They only used to to cut 1/8" & 1/4" panel (kiddie projects).  I agree that it's adjusted well enough now for bee box's.  Got for $250  (+ $4.99 for a new battery).  No complaints here.

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Re: New toy
« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2014, 03:39:28 pm »
Great find and great tool!!  I have always wanted a RAS but just never got around to purchasing one. My dad had an old one that had like a 5 hp motor on it with a 14" blade. I used it when I was growing up. I believe he still has it but it has not been run in 20 years or so. I might just have to get it and see if I can get her running.

Dan

I'd get it if I were you.  Last time I had access to one I built my son's baby crib.  He's 20 now :-X  Sure am glad I got this one...

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Re: New toy
« Reply #13 on: January 22, 2014, 11:00:59 am »
this is what a proper shop should look like! :o :laugh:




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Re: New toy
« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2014, 05:56:15 am »
oh that is nice.  somewhat dangerous however < do bee careful.  got two very old one myself and when I was building lots of my own boxes they were quite handy. 

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Re: New toy
« Reply #15 on: January 23, 2014, 06:18:21 am »
I'm curious though. Why not just get a sliding compound miter saw?
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Re: New toy
« Reply #16 on: January 23, 2014, 06:52:59 am »
I like having a good sized work table.  I can also rip boards down to size on this. 

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Re: New toy
« Reply #17 on: January 23, 2014, 07:51:11 am »
I'm curious though. Why not just get a sliding compound miter saw?
I use my RAS to rip lumber.  can't do that with the sliding compound miter saw.
You do have to be careful, but you should be doing that with any saw.
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Re: New toy
« Reply #18 on: January 23, 2014, 07:59:14 am »
this is what a proper shop should look like! :o :laugh:

 Thats my shed, not the wood shop   :laugh: :laugh:
It's my wood shop, my metal shop, auto repair, storage...

believe it or not I've actually built a number of aircraft parts in there ;D
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Re: New toy
« Reply #19 on: January 23, 2014, 09:16:56 am »
   A sliding Miter saw cant possibly compare to the huge versatility of the radial arm saw.
   However...   I purchased a sliding Miter saw, and I am perfectly happy with the choice..   I mounted it in a table so I can screw in stops and cut many boards the same length. It works splendidly..   But thats about all it will do.   It will cut angles, probably make most trim I may need.  If I could buy a new RAS that had some quality to it for a reasonable price I would have.  Problem is there is no such thing as quality anymore..   unless you want to pay 3000 to 15000 dollars for the industrial quality saws I looked up..
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