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post #21 of 22 (permalink) Old 04-02-2017, 04:28 PM
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Stick has the right price and as you can see by th comments that the RAS was basically replaced by the Sliding Miter Saw.
That said, I used the RAS all my career and have one like you are contemplate getting now and use it exclusively for crosscutting. I hate chop saws,the sliding miter saws are expensive to buy. For the price RAS are a steal. I do not rip on mine,as I have table saws for that. I bought mine for $35. 4 years ago and and use it every day, do all the crosscuting of boards up to 14" wide on it , Sheet goods I cut on the table saw. I do my Dado's on the TS also. So for me it is a saw set up to do cross cutting only. I agree with Stick on the blades as far as the carbide goes, but I use the same blades as the TS 80t cross cut blade on it. Saves having to take down the TS and change blades to cross cut. The cuts are glass smooth with the RAS

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The Craftsman RAS I had was terrible. I would get it adjusted and 2,3, or maybe 4 cuts and it was out of adjustment. I would spent at least a hour getting it adjusted. The really bad thing is I kept that saw for several years. Boy was I a dummy.

Don in Murfreesboro,Tn.

Measure once cut twice and it's still to short.
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