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Dewalt Radial Arm Saw

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paul wagstaffe28/07/2014 22:58:53
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Hi, I would like your views on a Radial Arm Saw, I bought one a few years back and I don't seem to be using it. My question is: is it me not thinking of uses for it or are they an obsolete tool in the work shop?


Ron Davis29/07/2014 20:12:14
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I imagine it woks fine, but you have pull or chop saw to do the cutting, these take up a lot less room and are cheaper to buy. Just remember you have it, but on the other hand if you don't want it..........


Big Al30/07/2014 06:43:03
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Like a spindle moulder they are an invaluable machine in your shop. Personally I don't have the space to put one in and use it, but if I did then the first thing I would buy for it is a dado set.


Mailee30/07/2014 17:53:11
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I have a bench set up with two radial arms saws on. Ok so that does sound greedy of me but I have an Elu which I use for most of my cross cutting or repeat cutting of wider pieces. I then have a smaller Ryobi Radial arms saw set up with a dado blade for 'well' cutting dados. i find this very handy for cutting half lap joints or making 'buttons' for table tops, and even dentil mouldings. I wouldn't be without my RAS......both of them. Oh, I do also have a chop saw but it's not much use for dado work but is ideal for angled cuts. wink

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