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Origins Purchasing Relocation Repair Restoration

DeWalt GA RAS

Origins.
This saw was used here in Springfield, IL. It was stored in a shed that was struck by lightning and caught fire. Evidence of the fire is along the right side of the saw.

DeWalt GA RAS

Purchasing.

I happened upon this saw at a garage sale in Springfield, Illinois. Not far from work, I was visiting the sale with garage sale journeyman Ray and was told about the old saw in the shed out back. Well, I took a look at the saw and asked the price. I either purchased a nice saw for restoring or a nice project for the next ambitious old iron nut.

DeWalt GA RAS

Relocation.

I partially blamed Ray for interesting me in the saw, so I required his assistance when loading it up. I threw a couple of 2 x 4's down from the tailgate and we literally pushed the saw up the boards into the truck onto its backside. Getting the saw out of the truck was easy enough. I backed down the drive really fast and stomped the brake pedal. The saw flew out of the truck bed and into its current position in the garage as pictured above.

DeWalt GA RAS

Repair.

I will need to replace the wiring and push button station, but other than that I believe this saw will run fine.

April 28, 2006

I replaced the wiring and removed the old push button station. I installed a new 30 amp double pole switch right on the front of the machine.

DeWalt GA RAS

Restoration.

DeWalt GA RAS

April 28, 2006

Well, never say never! I did go ahead and resotore this saw. As it turns out, this saw was in really good condition. The rollor bearings and ways are nice. I replaced the old switch with a new 30 amp double pole switch and placed it right up front where you can get to it easily. I runs on 240 volts and only draws 16 amp. So, it can go in most garages without special wiring.

Anyone interested in purchasing this saw can email or call me. I will help set up shipping if needed. Thanks for looking, Chris.

DeWalt GA RAS


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