Raymond DeWalt

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Raymond Elmer DeWalt (October 9, 1885 – May 8, 1961) was an American inventor and entrepreneur, who invented the radial arm saw in 1922. In 1924, he founded DeWALT Products Company in Leola, Pennsylvania, to manufacture and sell the “Wonder-Worker” (his name for the radial arm saw). He extended services into Canada in 1953. He was born in Oakville Cumberland County, Pennsylvania and died in Mechanicsburg.[1]


  1. ^ "deaths in Nation". Bridgeport Post. May 9, 1961. p. 33. Retrieved August 22, 2014 – via Newspapers.com. open access