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    Radial Arm Saw Station - With Fence

    Finally got around to tuning up my radial arm saw to make dead square cuts.

    I also cleaned the bench off to the left of it and added a little cutoff fence.

    I put a 48" section of Kreg TopTrack along with a swing stop and some right to left reading adhesive measuring tape.

    Finally putting the old beast to work!

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    Nice job - looks a bit too clean through.
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    That works nicely. So does the fence extension come off and store? If so, what keeps it in alignment?
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    I've got some little screw feet on the bottom that allows me to adjust the fence to match the table. I then screwed it down at each end to keep it in alignment (Through the access holes you can see on the top).
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    Looks good. Glad to see you got 'er up and running square.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rennie Heuer View Post
    Nice job - looks a bit too clean through.
    Rennie, this the Brent we're talking about. Somehow I don't think the "clean" part will be for too long.
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    Merely cleared away for the pic, I assure you!
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    Looks great! When I first set my arm saw up I figured on just leaving it at 90°, throw the dado set on it & call it a day... nope, blade tracks showing up all over the top now
    I do need to set up a stop, like yours. Nicely done

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    Nice set up Brent I've been searching CL for a RAS so I can make up a station pretty much like yours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Cook View Post
    Looks great! When I first set my arm saw up I figured on just leaving it at 90°, throw the dado set on it & call it a day... nope, blade tracks showing up all over the top now
    I do need to set up a stop, like yours. Nicely done
    Well, I did make the top some 3/16 white faced hardboard. Once I start putting tracks across it it should be easy enough replace! And the fence, what that will be pretty easy to replace as well. I should probably make up a couple extra fences and just tuck them away somewhere.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Gibson View Post
    Nice set up Brent I've been searching CL for a RAS so I can make up a station pretty much like yours.
    Thanks!

    Just got done using it and it worked like a champ. I almost feel like I have a real shop now. Prepping up some stock for another shop project and I was able to use the TS, RAS, Planer all with ease. Hot dang Tamale!
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    brent, your half done.. you are going to want a table to the right as well, one to support the longer stuff and also if your right handed you make a clean square cut slide to the stop on the right and cut to size.. i dont use mine for any angles just cut off at 90.. but wouldnt be without one..
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