Not long ago I was watching Norm knock out some dados for a garden fence project, and I felt inspired to go to Sears and check out their selection of radial arm saws. Back in the day — the ’80s and ’90s at least — you could always find two or three versions of the radial arm saw in any Sears store. Well, folks, it looks like we’re down to one sole survivor. The good old days, when Toolmongers young and old could browse through all the different models and features, are gone.
The Craftsman Radial Arm Saw, touted as the “Professional” model, is a ten-inch version with a fixed base and a beefy 3 HP motor that should be able to handle all your cutting and wood-removal needs. It comes with a 40-tooth carbide blade and a blade brake, and it boasts Laser Trak technology, which looks like the lasers I see on all the other tools.
The saw lists for about $750 at your local Sears.