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Offline Don P

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Re: Delta 18" Radial Arm Saw
« Reply #20 on: March 17, 2017, 08:52:36 am »
It's in a shop with lights? Roll it over to the panel and wire it into a breaker for a trial run. The black capacitor looks like a start, the metal cap a run.

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Re: Delta 18" Radial Arm Saw
« Reply #21 on: March 17, 2017, 10:32:41 am »
I watched that video yesterday and those saws are awesome.  I want that 24"er.

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Re: Delta 18" Radial Arm Saw
« Reply #22 on: March 18, 2017, 07:26:33 am »
Well I don't have to worry about whether I should buy it...somebody else bought it and I am OK with that.

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Re: Delta 18" Radial Arm Saw
« Reply #23 on: March 18, 2017, 07:03:30 pm »
Just remember that a radial arm saw takes a zero pitch blade.
Try something different and you might be laying on the floor.
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Re: Delta 18" Radial Arm Saw
« Reply #24 on: March 18, 2017, 09:15:45 pm »
Yes sir, zero or negative 5.  That is what I used in my Crapsman 10" RAS before I sold it.  It's funny, I went from RAS to SCMS and now I am looking to to back.

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Re: Delta 18" Radial Arm Saw
« Reply #25 on: March 19, 2017, 12:53:59 am »
Happy birthday SlowJoeCrow!
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Re: Delta 18" Radial Arm Saw
« Reply #26 on: March 19, 2017, 08:55:07 pm »
I saw a 14 inch delta  RA   for $125.00 on a woodworking forum, I can't remember witch one now but , arm saws are for sale everywhere and cheap,  If it were me, I'd shop around before paying 400 for it.   If you don't absolutely have to have an 18 inch RA, you might do well to shop around and find a 16,14,or 12 inch saw in good working order that's single phase.    Plug and play !! ???
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Re: Delta 18" Radial Arm Saw
« Reply #27 on: March 20, 2017, 07:40:52 am »
Yep, I don't need a 18".  Ideally I want a 14" with a single phase motor.  I'm sure I will find one, just a matter of time.  I was bidding on an older Delta Multiplex 40-B a couple of weeks ago that would have been perfect, but I let it slip away on accident...whoops!

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Re: Delta 18" Radial Arm Saw
« Reply #28 on: May 31, 2017, 10:53:28 am »
Well, I went smaller, quite a bit smaller.  I just picked up a Delta 12" radial arm saw, a 33-890.  I think it will work for want I want to do with it.  It has the 2 hp 230v motor.  This saw was bought by a lady on recommendation of her live-in boyfriend at the time and then never used.  It might have cut wood like twice.  Maybe three times.  It has the factory delta blade on it (non-carbide teeth) which is still sharp.  The original mdf table and fence has NO SAW KERFS IN IT!

I am currently going through the adjustments and will post some pictures soon.  Eventually the table will need replaced as it is bowed from time but my immediate use for it isn't precision woodworking so I will let it go for a while.  I do have a proper new blade coming for it.  I am anxious to see the power difference between this saw and the 10" craftsmen that I used to own that claimed 2.5 hp (yeah right!)

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Re: Delta 18" Radial Arm Saw
« Reply #29 on: May 31, 2017, 01:24:05 pm »
That should be a good saw and will serve you well
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Re: Delta 18" Radial Arm Saw
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