|paul wagstaffe||28/07/2014 22:58:53|
107 forum posts
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 Davis||29/07/2014 20:12:14|
1619 forum posts
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 Al||30/07/2014 06:43:03|
|1601 forum posts|
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.
1048 forum posts
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.
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