Craftsman Radial Arm 10 inch saw.

I picked up an old radial arm saw, it needs TLC anyone know how to grease, oil it?
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Manuals can be purchased from Sears - or some can be downloaded from http://www.owwm.com /.
There was a recall of some of these models that provided a retrofit kit including a new blade guard and table for some models. The site http://www.radialarmsawrecall.com/ appears to still be active... -- JeffB remove no.spam. to email
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lance wrote:

You might want to try to scare up a copy of "Fine tuning your radial arm saw" by Jon Eakes. Right now it's out of print but it's supposed to be included on a DVD entitled "Stationary Saws With Jon Eakes" to be released early next year.
Doesn't need any grease. Bearings are sealed and shouldn't need oiling--if they don't move freely when they are slacked off a bit then they're bad and need to be replaced. If the guide rails are not smooth then you can try to clean them up with emery cloth, if that doesn't work then they need to be replaced. If the column doesn't move smoothly and isn't rusted then run it up all the way, wipe it down with mineral spirits and then apply some DuPont Teflon lube (you can get it at Home Depot in spray cans). If the column is rusted you can try cleaning it up with emery--if that works you're good to go but if it's pitted enough to affect movement then the saw is probably beyond economical repair.
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