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Blog entry by KDogg posted 12-16-2013 05:02 PM 926 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have an old craftsman table saw. I am trying to find out when it was made. I found a series and year code but am not sure what it means. It is 88305P1269. Does this mean it was made in 1988 or 1969 or what ? Can someone help ?

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#1 posted 12-16-2013 11:29 PM

If you post a picture and the size (8, 9, 10 inch, etc.) someone can probably narrow it down pretty fast.

Many companies made Craftsman stuff over the decades and I doubt there is a code database.

-- Rick M,

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#2 posted 12-18-2013 01:26 AM

From what I can remember, it means the mfg date would be the 305th day of 1988.

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#3 posted 12-18-2013 07:42 AM

Thanks BK, now I’ll have to look on my Craftsman lathe and see if it has a number like that.

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#4 posted 12-18-2013 08:10 AM

Boy my Craftsman saw must really be old since the numbers are in Roman numerals! chuckle

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