I have just acquired a second hand DeWalt 10" Radial Arm Saw -- picked up
from a local joiners shop for the cost of delivery.
It is a 3 phase 4HP machine running at 240/415 volts here in the UK. My
workshop is fitted with 3 phase.
There is no model number on the machine. Anyone know how I could identify
the model so that I can try and get a manual? Also, anyone any advice on
using radial arm saws?
Many thanks in advance.
My first thought is that there's a Nigerian in the wood
pile. Seems like a whole lotta horses for such a wee blade.
I would go to the OWWM and page through what they have
Trouble is I don't think there will be a positive model
match with you being a feriner and all though the basic
machine fixings should be identical to the 'Murican saw. On
the other hand, I'm under the impression that DeWalt still
sells radical alarm saw to you European types so you might
be best to consult a local retailer of things power tools.
There's a lot written out there but the definitive book
is/was by the late Mr. Sawdust.
There are other books but those are usually only advertised
It's just that easy.
While you haven't claimed a gloat, I must still say "you suck" <grin>.
That is if it is in anything even slightly resembling decent condition one
Hell of a nice saw.
Don't know about finding the model number and manual, but you should get two
books--<http://www.mrsawdust.com/index.php , which, while it has a greatdeal of interest to anyone using any Radial Arm Saw is really aimed at
users of DeWalts, and
which is a for-pay ebook (you may also find a used copy of the paper
version somewhere) which specifically deals with setting up and adjusting
and covers all the major brands in some detail.
Between those two you should be able to get going even without a manual.
Reply to jclarke at ae tee tee global dot net
I'm too modest to claim a gloat :-)
The machine looks to be in good condition and is in full working order
and has had a new table fitted.
I'm the sort of guy who reads the instructions on the back of a new
toothbrush before I take it out of the packet so you will understand why I
"need" the manual.
It's ironic really how I came about this machine. When we bought this
house 9 months ago, the previous owner had a RAS in the workshop/Garage
and told me it wasn't for sale -- he was taking it. Last week, we took
delivery of some pine furniture from a local manufacturer and when it was
delivered the guy said he had been to our house before to collect a saw
which they bought from the previous owner. He said they still had the
old one as a spare in the workshop but it hadn't been used since they
acquired the "new" one which was bigger and better. She asked if it was
for sale and they said not really, butif we had any use for it they would
happily let us have it for the cost of delivery in cash -- £UK50. So
that's how it came about.
Thanks to all for the information and advice.
You may want to look at the yahoo group, DewaltRadialArmSaw. They have some
very knowledgable folks that are really into radial arm saws. If you email
Allen Eden at Original Saw Company with the nameplate data from your saw
they can probably tell you more about your saw than you ever wanted to know.
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