Yeah, well saws are categorized by the diameter of
the blade, not the travel distance or the distance
from one edge of the table to the saw blade,
although those measurements may be important to
Yes. I'm not sure I'd pay $200 for this saw unless it was in super
condition, considering its age. The pictures didn't tell much about that.
There's more cast iron there then you'll find in newer saws, but the
opportunities for excessive wear have been greater, too.
Possibly when that saw was built it was built like a Lincoln automobile.
Owned by Ford and with lots of Ford pieces and Ford stamps on the car with a
few Lincoln pieces to make it unique from other Fords. Take the Early 70's
T-bird and Continental for instance.
That does not mean you have a bad saw, as way back when, B&D still had a
reputable name as a builder of power tools.
Not to worry, there will be another chance to score one - perhaps an
even better one.
I passed on a DeWalt from the late 50's, early 60's I found at an estate
sale. Guy had a lot of stuff there but this was in primo shape, 10"
with probably half a dozen carbide blades, and at least ten more regular
blades and, IIRC, a dado set.
This was the DeWalt with the heavy duty "spatter type" paint job and the
elevation crank sitting on top of the column.
I didn't need it and, unfortunately, didn't have the space to store it
even temporarily while trying to sell it. They wanted $70 for the whole
shebang. Went back with the van to pick up another item I'd purchased
on Saturday - now we're talking half price day - and was told that it
went out the door, mid-morning, for $35. Hell, the OEM stand it was
sitting on was worth that!
Keep looking. If you want one, you'll eventually be given an
opportunity to "steal" one.
As I seem to recall from the previous thread, folks rightfully assumed
you were looking at a 17" diameter blade saw as blade diameter is the
way radial arm saws are sized. The motor to power a 17" blade (an
unlikely size) wouldn't run on 120v which was what all the hubbub was
A 10" saw is on the small side for radial arms. 12" would be better and
14" would be sweet. (I'm thinking the 12", 14" and larger would
absolutely require 220v.)
You have what looks like a 7730 which was a B&D design/downgrade from the
old deWalts, it has a manual brake, will not power a 10" blade correctly, it
is an open arm design which is not the best model to have. This model uses
a starter relay which is subject to failure, but esily replaceable. It's
NOT worth $200.
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