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mrtool 03-18-2006 10:48 AM

Craftsman RAS
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Does anybody know roughly what year this craftsman saw was produced? I'm thinking early 80’s?? I was giving a saw exactly like this one. This one in the picture does have the updated guard kit on it.

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Square Eye 03-18-2006 11:07 AM

I saw that safety switch on saws in the 80s. Maybe the early 90s. There should be a serial number on it. Your local Sears could date it from that.

PaPaDan 03-18-2006 06:55 PM

I will say early 80s. I had a 1975 and the main handle was black plastic. It also had the safety switch on it. I was unable to get the updated gaurd and free table because the cut off date was 1977.

james b 03-18-2006 07:20 PM

it is deffinantly from the late 80's . because in the early 90's they changed the color andhorse power on there radial arm saws.

mrtool 03-18-2006 08:17 PM

I called Emerson and they are sending me the updated guard kit. Mine also has the safety switch (the little yellow tab you remove). The recall covered 1958 thru 1992 but there were a few saws the kit wont fit, obviously papadan yours was one of them.

Did they decrease the horsepower in the early 90ís? What was the horsepower ratings in the 80ís.

xkvator 03-26-2006 09:17 AM

I have that exact saw that i bought in 1979/80 - I got the updated guard/new table

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