I recently was given a Craftsman 113.23100 Radial Arm Saw. All of the parts appear to be present and accounted for. I've looked at the part list in the manual, as well as at www3.sears.com.
Anyway, I'm hoping someone can help me with an attachment on the standard blade guard. I've noticed that all descriptions of this particular RAS note the presence of anti-kickback pawls, two on either end of a splitter on the outfeed side of the guard.
I don't have that. I have the same guard arm that is adjustable and held in place by the tightening of a wing nut. However, at the end of the guard arm isn't a splitter and corresponding kickback pawls. Instead what I have is what can only be described as a ROLLER. A segmented roller. Its heavy, and it appears to be a hold down of some sort (the weight itself might act as a kind of hold down-ish feature) but the roller rolls either way, so I don't quite understand how that is supposed to help me.
Does anyone have any clue as to what I'm talking about? Could this be a part from a different model RAS? Or is this some mystery accesory that I'm not aware of?
Any thoughts would be appreciated.