DeWalt GE Radial Arm Saw – May 1962
7.5 hp 3 phase
This is one of 3 Dewalt RAS’s I found in a salvage yard and by far the best one of the pick. These saws are much bigger than I thought from the picture’s I’d seen. I hadn’t planned on ever getting a RAS, figuring I could get by w/my newer dewalt compound MS. I offhandedly asked how much the guy wanted for the saws and his answer was the primary motivating force of me buying it. I called my wife and told her about the deal to see what she thought. She said she’d buy it for me for Christmas, so here it is in the back of the trailer.
It looks to be in great condition other than sitting outside in a very dry climate for a couple years and a broken blade guard bracket. Everything turns, motor bearings glide for quite a while, and the roller bearings seem smooth. I’m hoping the ways don’t need any attention.
I found this saw in my home town while visiting my parents for the holidays. My dad was with me and helped me use the salvage yard’s new forklift to dig the saw out behind rows of machinery since the workers were on lunch break and didn’t want to help us.
I’ve sold this machine