Craftsman Radial Arm Saw

Appearances: Episodes

  1. 101, 102, 104, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113
  2. 201, 203, 206, 207, 208, 211, 212

Getting this picture was not easy. Sears made two versions of electronic radial arm saw. Finding a picture of the other one is a snap—just do a search on ebay. But the first version, and the one Norm used, is quite rare. In fact, I've been looking for over five years for a picture of one. I finally hit pay dirt. Then, six years later, a fan sent me a better one.

In my opinion this was just another Sears solution looking for a problem ploy. The saw was hard enough to keep aligned without adding a lot of electronic gimcrackery to complicate matters.

Thanks to my friend Tristan Van Pelt, who provided an updated image.

Last updated: 19 May 2012