Well my neighbor was having a yard sale and the next day he gave me all that
't sell, well anyway I brought home a Sears RAS 12 inch, he said it ran, but
it didn't have a plug, so I put a plug on it, plugged it in and the motor
turns but only at a very slow speed, could it be possible that this saw is a
220 volt (I hooked it up to 110).
Second question, anyone have a manual for a Sears RAS 12 inch, model number
Can anyone explain the controls on the saw?
If this is supposed to be 220 volts can it be rewired to run on 110.
I'll write later with more questions on the bench top belt sander I also
I found a reference to this saw DAGS.
Perhaps the writer at the above URL can give you some help...
In looking at it, it looks pretty close to the age of my RAS. Mine is
10". I did not know that there was a 12 inch version. My saw is about
35 years old, so yours is pretty close. From your description of your
problem, I would look at the centrifugal starting switch in the end of
the motor opposite of the blade. Try to blow air into that area under
pressure. I have had the problem you describe several times and that
solved the problem.
<<Second question, anyone have a manual for a Sears RAS 12 inch, model
A model number starting with 113 means it was manufactured by Emerson Tool
Co. Try contacting them for a manual. They might even send you one free.
To e-mail, replace "bucketofspam" with "dleegordon"
at least i think mine is. there is a cover that the springy wire
enters the motor. wireing info is either on that plate or on the
inside of that plate. cant remember which and the saw is out in the
shop and its a lot warmer in here. lol... hope this helps.
You can find your saw at www.sears.com, go to parts, and put in your model
number. There you can find your "OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS & PARTS LIST" (for
you it will be part # 63161) and order it if you like. You can also find
diagrams on line and order most any part online. I rehabbed a non-working 10
inch Sears bandsaw that I had received from my father several years ago. It
cost less than $50 to get it back to new working condition (not looks). It
served me well for several years, now I plan to give it back to my father
for his new shop.
The easy ability to get parts for older Sears equipment has been a very good
attribute of theirs over the years; it has always been an exceptionally good
experience for me.
I have the same RAS, My blade has a 5/8" arbor for the 12" blade.
And I am having trouble finding this blade. Yours the same?
And I have it hooked up to 220 volts.
That 12" 220 V sucker was too scarey for my friend, that is how I aquired it.
Go to McMaster-Carr, <http://www.mcmaster.com/ search for item #
If you don't want the assorted thicknesses, buy what you need. You can
then run the more popular 1" blades on the 5/8" arbor. Used mine for
many years, works well.
Definitely try the service store. I took the parts list from my table saw
and was able to get a part from a 70s table saw. It might be that it's
just not available through the web site. It's at least worth a try.
Now that I've had the RAS home a couple of days, I 've looked it over
and removed the covers. I found that it was wired for 220, so that was an
easy fix, now it runs just fine. Everything else on the saw seams to be
working, the rollers on the arm seam a little loose, I contacted Emerson and
they are sending me a new manual no charge.
So now that the saw is getting broken down, I took the time to look at
the bench belt sander, it is a 6 inch wide and uses a 48 inch belt, this
seams to be running just fine.
Now for the latest, went back to my neighbors and he gave me a 25 gal
air compressor, and a 12 inch craftsmen table saw, and more hand tools than
I could count.
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