DougSeagrim


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Re: Whatever Happened to the Radial-Arm Saw?

I commented before about doing dado cuts on a ten foot board which is almost impossible with a table saw, completely impossible with a sliding miter saw and certainly more difficult and time consuming with a router. With a RAS and a new fence to gauge the cuts it is a breeze. The one caveat I use with ALL my saws is to have a top quality blade and keep it sharp. I use appropriate FOREST blades on all my saws including the hand held circular saw and have NEVER had a hog or kickback. Having said all that, I use my Dewalt 10 in almost exclusively for cross cuts and have no trouble keeping it accurate because I do not move the arm except vertically.

Re: Whatever Happened to the Radial-Arm Saw?

Try doing bookshelf dados on a 10 foot long pair of verticals with a miter saw or even a table saw. That is where a RAS really shines. Also, if you put in a fresh fence once the saw is set, it is sooo simple to space the dados precisely.