Versatile is the perfect word to describe a Radial Arm Saw. Patented in the 20's by Raymond E. DeWalt, the radial arm saw became an industry favorite and a popular choice for homeowners. The radial arm saw is capable of many operations including ripping, crosscutting, bevels, mitering, compound mitering, ploughing, tenoning and more. Some may say that there is no reason to get a radial arm saw when you can just get a miter saw. This could not be further from the truth. The radial arm saw requires less clearance to handle long stock and can also be used for many different applications with the right accessories.