I picked these up on Amazon a month or so ago and have yet to use them. Been too wrapped up with other lifes issues to give it a good test. My daughter asked for a box the other day so it looks like I'll have to get to trying this out in the next week or so.
I've been wanting and looking for a RAS for quite some time. I just missed exactly what I wanted a few weeks ago from a guy on CL then this one popped up. It wasn't the real industrial model I wanted but it appeared to be in nice shape and the price was right. It was in a consignment shop in Gloucester, Mass. It was a real nice day for a ride to the coast so the wife and I took a ride down. It appeared to be almost new and after testing it out for quite awhile and hemming and hawing the guy almost gave it to me. Got to make a new top and blade guard but that's no big deal. The tough part is trying to find a place to put it in my cramped shop. It will only be used for cross cutting pieces too wide for my SCMS and dadoing.
While I was tieing it down in my truck I got talking to an older guy who was sitting on a stack of lobster pots smoking a cigarette. He owned the small custom frame shop behind the consignment shop. He complained that business was slow and wanted me to buy his business for $50,000. Since it would be a 2 hour commute from my home to the shop, I don't have $50,000, plus I hate making frames I sadly declined his offer. I did however buy some beechwood from him that he said had been sitting in his shop for at least 10 years. He wanted $50.00 for the 30 or so board feet but we finally agreed on $20.00
I don't know a thing about this wood or what it's good for but I'll find a use for it somewhere. All in all it was a fun day.
Everytime I take my camera out my dog Bandit sits in front of me until I take his picture. He pouts and gives me his sad face until he hears the shutter release.
He follows me everywhere except down to my shop. I'm not sure if it's the noise or the basement stairs that scare him but he just lies at the top of the steps until I come up.