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looking for router adapter for wards radial arm saw. or what can i do to make use of this saw i bought in early 70 . would like to make drawers for computer hutch and other thing around the house. any ideas ? but to scrap to it. saw been in storage for many-many yrs needs to be set up
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looking for router adapter for wards radial arm saw. or what can i do to make use of this saw i bought in early 70 . would like to make drawers for computer hutch and other thing around the house. any ideas ? but to scrap to it. saw been in storage for many-many yrs needs to be set up
If what you want is an adaptor to fit where I have a drill chuck shown in the photograph, then my advice is to forget it, the speed of the saw is insufficient for clean routing. A far better solution is to make a bracket, like Bj3 has to mount the whole router, I'm sure that if he sees this post he will post a shot or two of his solution.
An even better idea (in my humble opinion) is to restore your RAS to it's original condition because one's imagination is what limits the things that a RAS is capable of. Use a router as it was intended, mainly hand held plunge and to a lesser extent under a table.
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I agree with Harry.

Way back when, I tried to use my saw as an overarm router (Jacobs chuck on the auxiliary spindle).

I managed to accomplish the project but the setup was too slow and "jittery" to produce a good cut.

The spindle speed on my saw is around 3500 rpm. roughly a 1/3 or less than the recommended rpm for router bits.

It does work reasonably well for horizontal boring with drill bits though.
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Hi Larry

The RAS is a great tool for router jobs, it can do some of the hard ones like angle jobs, dado, over head pin router table job, surface stock, etc. but it must be setup right for a router.
Here's shot of the one I have and it can do many,many jobs..
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Hi Larry

The RAS is a great tool for router jobs, it can do some of the hard ones like angle jobs, dado, over head pin router table job, surface stock, etc. but it must be setup right for a router.
Here's shot of the one I have and it can do many,many jobs..
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I could use some guidance on your plate/jig that goes from router to the saw motor. eg is there a lay out of that rig... fine idea that!!
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HI Bill

Sorry no plans for it, BUT it's very easy one to make, just pull off the plate on the end on the motor and use it for the drilling hole template, just stop by a bolt and nut outlet and pickup some big flat washer ,set the template in place and drill the holes out and the same for your router base mount, once you have the holes drilled out and than fire up the welder and weld the washer up as one.
A little bit of scrap bar stock for the gusset/support brackets, and your done, little bit of paint.
Note ...clip off a little bit of the edge of the big washers so you have more to weld to a 1/2" to 3/4" wide clip job will do the trick..

On mounting it to the motor I use Allen set screws (1 1/2" long) with nuts and small flat washers ,the screws that hold the thin washer in place, are a bit short.. 10-24 x 1/2" pan head ,if I recall.

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my ras wards has 3 spindle .1 for saw blades/ 1for aux spindle for buffing 3450 rpm. upper aux spindle is router spindle were the 15/32 20 thread collet router adapter is used not lower spindle. this upper spindle is rated at 20,000 rpms what one needs to rout with for a smooth and steady cut CAN ANY ONE ANWSER MY QUESTION OF WERE DO I GET THIS COLLET ROUTER ADAPER SO I CAN USE MY RAS THANKS FOR ALL THE INPUT
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Hi Larry

I'm sure you can find one , maybe at the pawn shops/eBay/garage sales,etc. I would look for one of the Older routers that can only take on 1/4" shank bits, I don't think they made a spec.nut for the RAS saw setup just used one off the sheft so to speak..I would take a hard look at the arbor and see what it can take on..but I would bet it's 1/4" max.shanks...I have some old routers that are setup that way, it may take a bit of looking but it can be had I'm sure..

I would look on eBay for the older Wards/Power-Kraft routers.
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my ras wards has 3 spindle .1 for saw blades/ 1for aux spindle for buffing 3450 rpm. upper aux spindle is router spindle were the 15/32 20 thread collet router adapter is used not lower spindle. this upper spindle is rated at 20,000 rpms what one needs to rout with for a smooth and steady cut CAN ANY ONE ANWSER MY QUESTION OF WERE DO I GET THIS COLLET ROUTER ADAPER SO I CAN USE MY RAS THANKS FOR ALL THE INPUT



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