I have blades marked for table/miter saw so apparently there
is a difference. I've always used the same blades for
RAS. What is the difference? I don't recall any advertised
specifically for RAS.
Use a blade that is correct for a radial arm saw.
The table saw can use a blade with as aggressive a tooth angle as 22 degrees.
Because of its climb cutting tendencies, an RAS should have a neutral or minus
5 degree or so angle.
"Political language... is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder
respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind." George Orwell
Because of its climb cutting tendencies, an RAS should have a neutral or
5 degree or so angle.
The original Forrest WW1 blade with the TCP (triple chip profile) is a
superb blade on the RAS, a true universal blade. It has a 5 deg positive
angle and works well for ripping, even through 8/4 material. FWIW, this
blade is only available directly from Forrest as a special order. The
current WW1 blade you see advertised in an ATB profile and not good on the
RAS unless you only do cross cutting.
Radial Arm Saw Forum: http://forums.delphiforums.com/woodbutcher/start
Just got a magazine on woodworking (and drooling at all the tools).
One thing that is consistent every place I look is that RAS are not
that popular and all How-To's always show table saws.
Looks like my first purchase probably needs to be some sharpening
stones to work on my father's chisels and old hand planer (I know he
always used files or grinder to sharpen them, so NOT in best of
Maybe with upcoming tax refund (hope-a-hope-a-hope-a-hope-a-hope) I
might look at a table saw. Definately need to do something about how
to hook my shop vac to RAS as one of things I dread using due to dust
(garage is for other things other than wood working).
There are problems with radial arm saws that do not exist with table saws,
mostly in the area of adjustments. There is also utility that doesn't exist
with table saws. I'm not sure the two counterbalance, but were I you, I'd hang
onto the old Craftsman RAS.
There are fewer companies manufacturing consumer level radial arm saws today
than ever: Craftsman; Delta; Ridgid. I believe that's it. All the rest (about
four makers) are producing pro level saws that are very pricey.
"A politician is an animal which can sit on a fence and yet keep both ears to
the ground." H. L. Mencken
I'm going to keep it...but still can't help but drool over the
high-end table saws, like a kid in a candy store.
"When it comes to Home Depot, I am worse than a woman in a shoe store"
My favorite commercial was a guy in the toy store walk down isle with
kid. Kid keeps grabbing things off shelf and father takes them away
putting them back and saying "...you can't have that...leave it
alone...we got to go...". Then he stops. There on shelf is a truck
(chevy? ford?) that is wrapped up like a toy. All they guy says is
On 29 Dec 2004 17:42:02 GMT, firstname.lastname@example.org (Charlie Self)
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