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While perusing craigslist this morning, I happened upon something I had been looking for. There was a 1950s AMF DeWalt RAS listed for $100. Called the guy, hitched up the trailer, and lit on out.

Needs a table, a couple small knobs, and motor bearings, but otherwise it's in great shape. Maybe I'll paint it neon green.
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Nice catch, Mike. That will keep you busy for a while.

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Hi Mike


Nice find one of the better ones


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While perusing craigslist this morning, I happened upon something I had been looking for. There was a 1950s AMF DeWalt RAS listed for $100. Called the guy, hitched up the trailer, and lit on out.

Needs a table, a couple small knobs, and motor bearings, but otherwise it's in great shape. Maybe I'll paint it neon green.



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Yeah Bob. I've logged onto the delphi dewalt ras forums, and registered the saw into owwm. There was another one today for $250. It was a no-brainer which one I was going to get.

The fellow also had an ole arn 4" jointer on a stand. A real cutie it was. Didn't need it though. Reminded me of a sewing machine.

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Thats a good saw Mike. 30 years ago, at the age of 14, I spent most days cutting aluminum window screen frames on one just like it.

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Thats a nice find! Do You have any of the original documentation, breakdown etc. That would be kinda nice. That was when AMF had their hands into all different things. Enjoy going through it, That looks like a real keeper.

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No original docs with it, but through owwm and the delphi dewalt forums I've DL'd copies of the manual and other papers/ads for it.
I just received the Mr. Sawdust book today. Wallace Kunkle worked for AMF when it acquired Dewalt, He has quite a story to tell in the book, as well as complete instructions on restoring and adjusting them. The Bible of RAS.
Mr. Sawdust Presents "How To Master The Radial Arm Saw" He passed away in 1997, but his book continues to sell well.

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I got the roller carriage shot blasted, painted, and reassembled.
The motor is now taken apart, and I'm waiting for the wind to die down so I can get it sand blasted and painted. I could do it on a windy day, but I'm doing it outside with a plastic sheet under everything so I can recycle the sand. I'll see what the weather looks like tomorrow.
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Great work and good choice of color.. this is going to look goood!

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What a buy, and what a paint job Mike. Is it an 8"?

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