What should you do before starting the radial arm saw?
What should you do before using a radial arm saw?
- Read the owner’s manual carefully.
- Make sure you understand instructions before attempting to use any tool or machine.
- Learn the applications and limitations before use.
- Refer to Woodworking Machines – General Safety Tips for general safety precautions.
Are radial arm saws obsolete?
they’re not obsolete, it’s just that a lot of the things they do are done by other more common tools. It’s hard to justify the space it uses if you already have a table saw.
Do you push or pull a radial arm saw?
The basic cut for a Radial Arm Saw is to place your wood on the fence and then pull the saw forward to make the cross cut. The saw blade will push the wood down to the table and back to the fence, holding everything safely in place.
When did Craftsman stop making radial arm saws?
The brand name “Craftsman” and the store name “Sears” are written on the saws. Sears stores and catalogs sold the 8-, 9- and 10-inch saws from 1958 through 1992. The 8 1/4-inch saws were sold from 1990 through 1995.
What is a radial arm saw good for?
The radial-arm saw is the perfect tool for cross-cutting dadoes and rabbets, particularly when making tenons or slots for shelf standards. Raise the blade away from the table and install your stacked dado set to the thickness desired, making certain to install it in the proper direction for the rotation of the blade.
What’s the best way to fix a radial arm saw?
Spraying with penetrant is a good start. It can be working while you remove the blade so you are not working against gravity. You might have to remove the rear table and fence to get the loose blade completely off. You might have to loosen the clamping nuts and bolts on the column and let the penetrant do its thing.
Is there recall on Craftsman radial arm saw?
Essentially they are buying the liability of the RAS. There is a web site, all one word, radial arm saw recall in the (dot) com domain. In spite of what others may say, I highly recommend taking the money for the saw. I used my Craftsman RAS for about 30 years and still shudder when thinking how unsafe the saw was.
Where is the WD-40 bolt on a radial saw?
There are two places to do the WD-40 thing, on the gears and around the base of the pillar for the arm to raise and lower. Also in the back of the sleeve where the post rises and lowers there is a square headed bolt. This bolt rides in a groove in the back of the pillar and is designed to keep the arm square to the fence.