pinkiewerewolf wrote:I know there are some members with RAS on the site and I misplaced my Delphi password for the DeWalt RAS site so I thought I'd ask you guys some questions.
I'm not sure if I "lucked out" or not but I bought an old DeWalt RAS today.
$50 and the guy delivered it.
It came with a rolling stand complete with shelves and a saber saw attachment. (I don't think I'll use that as I have a Bosch saber saw.)
It will need some restoration work and I knew that going into it, but the motor turns well so I figured I'd chance it.
Model is MBC
REL NO. 28
It has speckled paint with red plastic knobs on the adjustment rods.
Areas to focus on replacing first. (The motor is running well at this point)
Blade size? 8/14"? 9"?
Any tips for the replacement table? MDF vs, plywood vs. ???
Thanks in advance for any help.
Pinkie, You need to get an 8" blade for your MBC. There are really only two blades recommended for RASs. Buy the Freud LU83R008, it is reasonable from Amazon. I think I paid about $28 on sale for mine for my MBF. The MBC is a 1/2 hp. The other blade which is the #1 choice is the Forrest WWI TCP. I have this blade (10") for my 1030k and my 1500. These are 1 1/2 hp saws.
Build a Mr. Sawdust table for your MBC. You need to get the Mr Sawdust book http://mrsawdust.com
. This will show you how to build the table and also teach you the correct way to align and use your RAS. It is a must have.
Find your password for the dephi/dewalt RAS forum http://forums.delphiforums.com/woodbutcher/start
They can answer all your questions and the faq's will answer most of them.
If you have any more questions PM me.
SS equipment. '89 510 (upgrade to 520), beltsander, pro planer, SS dust collector, 2 bandsaws, jointer, strip sander (production unit #1), OPR, scroll saw, Power Station, Incra TSIII Ultra Fence System& Wonder Fence plus (2) 50 year old DeWalt RASs and Incra miter express with miter gauge