That's correct. My particular model was never eligible for the retrofit
kit like the others. In the end though, IF it is true that
Sears/Emerson Electric is no longer sending out the kits, to say one is
screwed is a rather ridiculous statement.
I'm not sure, but I'm reasonably certain that the retrofit offer has
been out there and fairly well published (and discussed) for at least
two decades, probably more. If you didn't take advantage of it, whose
fault is that?
OTOH, even though my RAS model was only ever eligible for the "turn in"
offer of $100, it still runs as well as it did when I bought it in the
early 70's. AFAIAC, it's one of the better Sears RAS that still had
some "beef" and, when properly set up and tuned was and is a great RAS.
The only thing the recall ever addressed was safety guard issues that,
again, are pretty much "non-issues" if you exercise the due care
required when using such tools.
Just my two cents.
Yep. To say that one is "screwed" is greatly overstating the case.
Getting a new table for free was nice, the new guard was more annoyance
than benefit and has been replaced with the old guard, so about all that
changed is that I saved the price of a half a sheet of MDF.
For what it's worth, I has a 9" Craftsman RAS stored away for possible resu
rrection in the future. Got it VERY cheap in a yard sale. I just realized
it was a candidate for the recall. I sent in the request in May, got the
return box in June and the $100 check last week.
So, if your saw is a candidate and you no longer want it, you can still get
On Sunday, July 24, 2016 at 11:18:21 AM UTC-4, J. Clarke wrote:
On Thursday, October 20, 2011 at 3:26:43 PM UTC-5, kimosabe wrote:
Tried to get a safety kit for my radial arm saw. They said it was no longer
available. They wanted me to send parts of my working saw in to disable it
and get a $100 rebate. My saw is worth a lot more than that, as it is used
often. Would just like it to be safer. 8 87u 8u 8
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