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    i just purchased a used saw and i have to replace the top. what kind of material should i use?

  • #2
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    I'd use MDF. It's flat and cheap enough to change out when it gets chewed up.

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    • #3
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      MDF or OSB would be fine. You just need something that's flat and will stay that way. My Dad replaced his stock table with OSB probably 15 years ago and it's still working great. Make sure you use the right screws for MDF or OSB. Standard screws don't work well with MDF. You need "composite" screws.
      I put it all back together better than before. There\'s lots of leftover parts.

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      • #4
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        I’ve had some nasty splinters with OSB. I try to avoid it if it’s not going to be covered with something else.

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        • #5
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          MDF is the way to go and it's cheap. Red
          Red

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          • #6
            Re: used radial saw

            Originally posted by blackiem1 View Post
            i just purchased a used saw and i have to replace the top. what kind of material should i use?
            What make RAS? If craftsman go to www.radialarmsawrecall.com
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            • #7
              Re: used radial saw

              dear Bob, thanks for the information. i called the recall center and they are sending me the

              saw guard kit which includes a new table, i want to thank all who replied to my question regarding a new table top replacement, its good to know where to turn when we have
              certain questions. thanks again



              blackiem1

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              • #8
                Re: used radial saw

                Thanks for the link, Bob! I'm going to see if Dad's saw needs this recall. It's about time he had a new table anyway!
                I put it all back together better than before. There\'s lots of leftover parts.

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                • #9
                  Re: used radial saw

                  Thanks Bob. Got my new table today.

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                  • #10
                    Re: used radial saw

                    got my new table top with new safer blade guard today, just finished un-packing and looks like all the parts are there. i want to thank bob again to the web-site and hope all the woodworkers that have a craftsman radial arm saw to check for any recall on their particular model.

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                    • #11
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                      New to the forum. Been reading the threads here for a time and thought this would be a great place to learn a thing or two. Filled out the paperwork yesterday to join.

                      I just wanted to give you all a little FYI on the radial arm saw recall kit. I went online to order one a couple weeks ago. Didn't hear anything from anyone, so I emailed them.

                      Got a phone call yesterday morning. The lady said that my order never went through. So she verified the info in the email and said that she would order me one.

                      Its on its way. A woodworker without a saw is like; well lets not even go there.

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                      • #12
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                        ID2,

                        Welcome to the forum! I hope you enjoy membership as much as I have. There's a large number of very helpful, experienced members here and I'm sure you will find lots of worthwhile information. I look forward to your future participation.

                        Welcome,

                        CWS

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