So.... get the parts you can easily purchase new at a better price
somewhere else, right?
But for all the old, well out of production parts for Rockwell saws,
planer, jointers, or DeWalt radial saw parts as well as some old Delta
parts, do you think someone might find that link helpful?
Keep posting, John.
I know it's easy to infer things from simply reading text, but I'm not
trying to piss on anyone's wheaties.
In my experience, especially with those Craftsman RAS, if you do enough
searching you can find "new old stock" cheaper or equal to used.
I think someone might find that information helpful as well. I thought
that was the purpose of these groups, to offer collective knowledge and
experience to help one another make more informed decisions.
To me, it sounded like you dismissed JG's post out of hand, with a
small slap at the end with your first missive.
The second response, complete with a personal qualification seemed to
me to be quite different in tone.
Hard to tell inflection from the written word.
Couldn't agree more!
"to me" is the operative term.
Information is information.
If one infers other things into a simple statement, it's not my problem.
When I read a service manual, I don't criticize the author for being
Again, "to me."
Which is precisely why it shouldn't be attempted.
I will read your posts more closely. I enjoy the conversational tone
of this forum, but will keep in mind that you will write only what you
mean, and mean exactly what you say without equivocation. Cold, hard
facts will be what I look for in your posts so that I won't be
Yup, known to give people an out if they need it. Since I am not all
knowing, I always want anyone reading to know that my opinions are
Strange though, you used a similar tact with:
"In my experience, especially with those Craftsman RAS, "
In my experience...
Hmmm... in context of their respective original posts in this thread,
I don't see much difference. You qualified (or appeared to) your
opinion just as I did. Gave a little wiggle room, for what ever
reason that might be in your post.
My niece is going through this situation right now in her technical
writing class in Advanced Chem 2. Writing without giving any clue of
an opinion, preference, or influence is a practiced procedure, no
You have explained your position in regards to posting here
I didn't realize the nature of your postings were simply meant to
shine the cold light of pure information on a subject. No more
And opinions get debated on newsgroups as yours was...errr...is.
I took a quick gander at the site the OP posted, and I didn't see any
egregious rust. I saw a lot of sawdust, and some light rust here and
there. There was nothing on anything I saw would prevent me from
buying a part from them if the price was right (after looking into the
business to verify its integrity, of course).
There are two other factors that come into play.
- If someone has a piece of equipment they like, and it is a known
quantity, it's often easier, safer (as in you don't find out the NOS
has a cracked trunion and is a POS), cheaper and quicker to replace a
part than to buy a new piece of equipment and dispose of the old one.
- There's satisfaction in repairing something.
Guess it depends on you definition of egregious, which I had to look up.
rust? I don't know. Certainly not enough to keep me from
buying them for a rebuild. But certainly enough to push me towards
buying them NOS for cheaper.
I'm in 100 percent agreement with that.
The Craftsman RAS I have in the shop, I bought for $50 at a community
yard sale. I spent a good day and a half completely disassembling it,
taking WD-40 and steel wool to every bit of surface rust, lubricating
every moving part, installing the brand new table and saw guard I got
free from the recall, and going through the squaring and set-up
procedures in the manual.
With the great blade I put on it, it is the most accurate tool I've ever
An ancient wreck term, the origins of which I now forget. Kinda like a
drive-by shooting, but without the violence. Effectively, you could
view it as having just driven past the gang in your truck with the
newly-refurbished RAS in the back (and the $50 price tag still
attached), with your thumbs in your ears, your fingers waving, and your
tongue stuck out. :-)
Which, by the way, warrants a big "You Suck". :-)
I did? Now you can read my mind, too?
Why do you think you are important enough to get me upset? Get over
Wait.... I am assuming you used some kind of literary device there to
infer a meaning. You know I don't wear panties, right? Not on
Saturday anyway, just Friday nights.
I am surprised and disappointed. I thought we were only going to see
the hard unvarnished truth from you, not any kind of metaphor in your
It is to laugh. ** flushing the toilet in this little piece of nonsense **
I suspected. I would encourage anyone with a little time on his hands to
keep his eye on craigslist and the flea markets.
That Emerson recall replaces just about every significant part of the
saw, short of the motor. If I can find any more, I'll rehab and sell
them. The first one always takes the longest, as we all know.
Oh yeah, neener neener! :-)
the same item and Seller.
The Seller has a goodly number of sales, a 99.9% feedback rating and
states that they found the bearings to be in very good condition.
Seems like a safe bet to me.
So...it was worth dealing with a little bit of rust? I'll have to
remember that. ;)