Manuals can be purchased from Sears - or some can be downloaded from
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...
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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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