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First post on this website; looking for some help/advice on using an old PowrKraft radial arm saw to do some routing with. The model # of the RAS isTPC-2610C and it has an aux. spindle turning at 20,000 rpm. To mount the router bit you need a collet with part #84-2613, which I don't have. Really odd-ball thread: 15/32-20 (!!??) So, for my first post, two questions: (1) does anybody out there have such an item they no longer need, or any suggestions about where to obtain one? (2) has anyone had experience with routing using a RAS? Comments on advantadges/disadvantages solicited. Hope I get some responses from the membership; I'm new not only to the forum but to the "art" of routing although I have ruined a few pieces of wood with my efforts. tom in vermont
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Hello Tom! Welcome to the Router Forum I have a radial arm saw. Mine runs at the same speed as the saw blade does. I have a 1/4 in. Collet for the router bit, but I haven't had any good results for routing. If Yours runs that much faster than Your saw blade, You must have a speed up control of some kind, as in a chain, or gear drive. My thoughts are that ;it would make a nice pin router, or free hand unit. Some one may have a Colet. I would try E-bay to see what they have. I wish You well on Your routing.

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Hello John: Nice to see that people DO read these posts! Anyway, my saw has two spindles opposite the blade; one runs at 3450 for using shaper bits, and the other runs at 20,000 rpm for using it as a router. All I am missing is the collet for that spindle, at it has a 20 tpi thread on a 15/32" diameter shaft (???!!!). 20 tpi is pretty common, but that 15/32" shaft diameter is strange, to say the least. I am hoping that someone has one kicking around, but I am getting a little discouraged. Besides, I am not sure if, even if I do find one, the results will be satisfactory. Maybe someone in this venue has experience with using a RAS as a router. Hope to get some much-needed information out of this forum. Again, thanks for the reply. tom
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Hello Tom! Welcome to the Router Forum I have a radial arm saw. Mine runs at the same speed as the saw blade does. I have a 1/4 in. Collet for the router bit, but I haven't had any good results for routing. If Yours runs that much faster than Your saw blade, You must have a speed up control of some kind, as in a chain, or gear drive. My thoughts are that ;it would make a nice pin router, or free hand unit. Some one may have a Colet. I would try E-bay to see what they have. I wish You well on Your routing.
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Hi Tom

Try the links below, I don't recall who on the forum had one but someone posted a picture of his, the forum for the ereplacementparts is a good place to start looking..you can always have a machine shop make a new one..not to big of a job for a good shop.. ( by the way it's old Wards RAS)

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Hello John: Nice to see that people DO read these posts! Anyway, my saw has two spindles opposite the blade; one runs at 3450 for using shaper bits, and the other runs at 20,000 rpm for using it as a router. All I am missing is the collet for that spindle, at it has a 20 tpi thread on a 15/32" diameter shaft (???!!!). 20 tpi is pretty common, but that 15/32" shaft diameter is strange, to say the least. I am hoping that someone has one kicking around, but I am getting a little discouraged. Besides, I am not sure if, even if I do find one, the results will be satisfactory. Maybe someone in this venue has experience with using a RAS as a router. Hope to get some much-needed information out of this forum. Again, thanks for the reply. tom



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Aguy could make that part in a machine shop, if you can't find it anywhere else.
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First post on this website; looking for some help/advice on using an old PowrKraft radial arm saw to do some routing with. The model # of the RAS isTPC-2610C and it has an aux. spindle turning at 20,000 rpm. To mount the router bit you need a collet with part #84-2613, which I don't have. Really odd-ball thread: 15/32-20 (!!??) So, for my first post, two questions: (1) does anybody out there have such an item they no longer need, or any suggestions about where to obtain one? (2) has anyone had experience with routing using a RAS? Comments on advantadges/disadvantages solicited. Hope I get some responses from the membership; I'm new not only to the forum but to the "art" of routing although I have ruined a few pieces of wood with my efforts. tom in vermont
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I googled "PowrKraft" and came up with this:

Toolkraft Parts
P.O. Box 80777
Springfield, MA 01138-0777
Tel: 413-737-7331
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"PowerKraft" was one of ToolKraft's brand names. The people above advertise that they have parts on their web site, toolkraft.com .

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First post on this website; looking for some help/advice on using an old PowrKraft radial arm saw to do some routing with. The model # of the RAS isTPC-2610C and it has an aux. spindle turning at 20,000 rpm. To mount the router bit you need a collet with part #84-2613, which I don't have. Really odd-ball thread: 15/32-20 (!!??) So, for my first post, two questions: (1) does anybody out there have such an item they no longer need, or any suggestions about where to obtain one? (2) has anyone had experience with routing using a RAS? Comments on advantadges/disadvantages solicited. Hope I get some responses from the membership; I'm new not only to the forum but to the "art" of routing although I have ruined a few pieces of wood with my efforts. tom in vermont

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I think this is the very same RAS that I have, and I have some accessories for my RAS so tomorrow I'll go out in my shop and see what I can find. I have the adapter that fits the high speed shaft that works with shaper heads and I've made some very good molding and trim. I had difficulty using the router bits and holding any degree of accuracy, to much chatter.

The next problem may be finding the Powerkraft adapters. I have made some pretty nice stuff with this saw though. By the way I purchased this saw about 40 years ago from Wards at a purchase price of about $200.00 with stand.
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I had a little un-needed help from my grandson spilling the box that contained the Powr-Kraft RAS parts down in back of my very large and heavy workbench. The next door neighbor came over tonight and helped me retrieve the parts so I could photograph them for you. I certainly hope this is of some help to you.

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