12″ Contractor Duty Radial Arm Saw


  • 24” crosscut
  • 3” depth of cut
  • 3 HP
  • MDF table top
  • E-Stop
  • Carriage rides on 4 tight-tolerance, horizontally mounted convex bearings
  • Arbor nut and precision ground arbor collars
  • Wrench kit (includes Allen arbor wrench and flat arbor wrench)
  • Automatic blade braking system
  • Standard work table height 32”
  • HDPE (high-density polyethylene) lower blade guard that provides full coverage
  • Made in USA


12″ Contractor Duty Radial Arm Saws are industrially-rated.  This model has the versatility cut the following:


Cut 3″ deep with a 24″ crosscut with a 12″ Radial Arm Saw. Most important, it is ideal for cutting 24″ wide panels for squaring shelving, doors, and other similar applications.


Original Saw Company takes pride in manufacturing American-made products.

Order the Contractor Series Radial Arm Saw with a single or three-phase motor. Original Saw Company makes Radial Arm Saws from cast iron and heavy gauge, formed steel. Additionally, a durable, powder-coated finish provides years of protection.

All Contractor Duty Saws come standard with both an E-Stop and an oversized MDF table. With a TEFC (totally enclosed fan-cooled) motor and internal automatic brake, this radial arm saw has the best cut quality in its class.

Count on this saw to be a precise cutting machine. Look for both repeatable accuracy and dependability, day after day, for years to come. Above all, these machines provide affordable cutting solutions in thousands of workshops and manufacturing companies worldwide.

Recent Updates to 12″ Radial Arm Saws Include the Following:

  • High-density polyethylene lower guards provide full coverage.
  • New yoke assemblies allow for precise bevel clamping on angles. Additionally, the yoke swivels to rip with an optional rip kit.
  • The elevating crank and the yoke pull grip have re-engineered handle grips for ease of use.
  • Lastly, an E-Stop is a standard feature on all Radial Arm Saws. An E-Stop is a safety mechanism to shut off machinery in an emergency. This switch halts the operation of the Radial Arm Saw. It shuts off all potential hazards outside of the saw’s power enclosure.

Ripping with a Radial Arm Saw

Radial Arm Saws can be the centerpiece of the workshop. Add a Rip Kit to an order for a Radial Arm Saw to increase cutting options.

Make a rip cut by cutting lengthwise or parallel to the grain. The motor swivels parallel to the fence when Original Saw Company’s Rip Kit is ordered and installed on a wood-cutting Radial Arm Saw. Wider boards can be cut into narrower pieces when rip-cutting.  Original Saw Company’s Rip Kit includes an anti-kickback assembly for added safety precautions.


Add the Rip Kit to the order of a new Radial Arm Saw. To clarify, this add-on is only available at the time of purchase of a Radial Arm Saw.

Additional information

Weight 440 lbs
Dimensions 48 × 40 × 48 in

3 HP 1 phase TEFC (totally enclosed fan cooled) motor, 3 HP 3 phase TEFC (totally enclosed fan cooled) motor

Product Length (Inches)

Product Width (Inches)

Product Height (Inches)

Cuttable Material


Max Crosscut

Max Depth Cut

Can do the following cuts

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Capable of Rip Cuts

Voltage Options

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Phases of Voltage Available


Pneumatic Clamping Ability?

Powered Feed Option?

Ordering & Shipping

Manufacturing of Radial Arm Saws happens after the customer orders. Machines are considered custom and are made voltage specific. If you are unsure about the power requirements of your location, please get in touch with an electrician.

Because some cutting applications are custom and specific, our team may contact you about your purchase. It is our priority to build a saw that fits our customers’ needs.

Radial Arm Saws are assembled and tested in our facility. After being test run, the saw is packaged and placed on a skid. The legs are attached to the skid. This makes setup and installation easy.

When the Radial Arm Saw is delivered, simply:

  • Lift the machine
  • Install the legs
  • Wire in the mag starter
  • Install the saw blade of your choice


These machines have provided affordable metal cutting in thousands of workshops and manufacturing companies throughout the world. Count on everyday repeatability and accuracy for years to come.

12″ Radial Arm Saw Manual, Type 8 – Models 3512-01, 3512-03


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Contractor Duty Radial Arm Saws are frequently found in:

  • Small lumber yards
  • Custom cabinet shops
  • Industrial arts programs in schools
  • Contractor shops
  • Crating departments
  • Theater departments
  • Or anywhere smaller material is being cut off, miter cut, bevel cut, sized or dado work is being done.

Original Saw Company offers three types of operation for Radial Arm Saws.

  • Manual Operation – Standard Radial Arm Saws are powered by the operator.  The operator pulls the handle and the blade moves forward radially to make the cut.  Manual operation is a standard feature on all Contractor and Heavy Duty Series Radial Arm Saws.
  • Hand Crank Operation – Hand Cranks are used instead of Manual Operation for better carriage control.  This operation is ideal for cutting large timbers, metal cutting applications, and heavy dado work.  Hand Crank Operation is available on 22.5” Super Duty Radial Arm Saws and all Metal Cutting Radial Arm Saws.
  • Semi-Automatic Operation – Add an electronic powered cross feed to a Radial Arm Saw for semi-automatic operation.  Push the button on the front side of the Radial Arm Saw and the blade will cut through the material and automatically return to the home position.  This operation is currently available on all Super Duty Series models and Metal Cutting Radial Arm Saws.


Our team has years of cutting experience.  Contact us for recommendations about clamping, feeding material, and complete automatic sawing packages. 

Contractor Duty Radial Arm Saws use a 12″ carbide tipped blade.  There are several blade options:


Blades are sold separately from the saw.

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Do You Need Test Cuts?

Are you unsure if this machine can cut your material?

Ask about sending in a material sample to Original Saw. We will cut your material on our shop saw and make a video. Afterwards, you can review the videoed test cuts and make informed decisions. Most importantly, we want you to feel comfortable with your solutions before your purchase.

Would you like to send us your material?

Email us at customerservice@originalsaw.com or call at (800) 733-4063 to start the process.