Radial Arm Saw

So... I picked up a 1980's era Radial Arm Saw on CL a while back. The owner was giving it away and I have a hard time refusing new tools. It's been sitting in a corner unused. Mostly because I know nothing about them.

I had heard about the Emerson safety recall a while back and decided to check it out. Turns out my saw qualified. I was sent out a new MDF table and a safety retrofit. This included a blade guard and trigger mechanism. For a newbie RAS user like me, this was a godsend.

This weekend I setup the saw in new location. With access to both the duct collector and bench. I've used it now for a couple of cuts and can say that I see definite use for it, especially in making angled cross cut as well as half laps and dado joints!