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Rebuilding a vintage Craftsman Table Saw 113.29920 #8: The saw is in one piece and running.......

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Blog entry by KTMM (Krunkthemadman) aka. Lucas Crenshaw posted 1398 days ago 9535 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 7: If you plan for walls and screw ups, they aren't that bad...... Part 8 of Rebuilding a vintage Craftsman Table Saw 113.29920 series Part 9: How the Incra screwed up my table saw..... »

At this point I would like to add screw up number four to the list. I managed to lose an E-clip that holds the vertical adjustment worm gear in place. I went to a few auto parts places and none of them had the clips. I wound up at the local ACE hardware which had the exact part in stock. With the part in hand, completing the assembly was pretty easy.

Let me note here that before putting the arbor assembly on the cradle, please make sure the pulley fits. The replacement pulleys that I got fit good and tight. Due to some scratching on the arbor key, the pulley took a bit of persuasion to get it where I wanted it on the shaft. I had to remove the arbor piece from the cradle to get the pulley where it needed to be.

Have a look at the album at this point..

I think you will be pleased to see the result. The saw is back in one piece. There is much to do at this point.

Before I re-assembled the saw I made a decision to drill and tap the bolt holes for the fence system to fit into. The saw originally had three holes drilled across the front of it to accept the three bolts for the stock fence. I decided to put 3/8 wide threaded holes on the front and back of the saw for the incra system to mount to. Well it turned out that the front holes were drilled to a size that was ready for the 3/8 tap to bore. I tapped the rear holes using a 5/16 drill bit and I tapped them to accept the 3/8 pattern. At this point I have four holes ready to have an incra mounted to them.

Ok, so with all this done, the saw was re-assembled. I turned the motor on with the new belt, and guess what. IT RUNS LIKE IT’S READY TO CUT A HOUSE IN HALF…... The saw is ready to be tuned up, and put to use. SO guys, UNTIL NEXT TIME…........

-- Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect. Vince Lombardi



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steve71

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#1 posted 1398 days ago

i love it, it looks great.

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IkeandBerry

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#2 posted 1397 days ago

I have the exact same saw with a different base. I bought it about six months ago. Ironically I chose the same paint colors that you did when I cleaned up to start using it. I love this saw. It is the best one I have owned yet.

-- There is nothing like the sound of a hand plane passing across a board in an otherwise quiet shop.

#3 posted 1397 days ago

That’s awesome. I did get to fire the saw up earlier, and boy is it loud compared to the ridgid I had. I think that once the dust bin and new base are done the sound quality will fix itself.

I’m waiting on the saw pals to get here tomorrow before I do all of the final tuning, but something tells me that I’m about to hit the shop and install the incra…....

-- Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect. Vince Lombardi

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#4 posted 1397 days ago

That looks really great so far. How did you loose the clip? Was it one of those things where it pops off and shoots across the room? I’ve had that happen but more often it is the “I know I put it someplace safe so I won’t loose it, but where was that place?”.

#5 posted 1396 days ago

I put all of the parts into little bags when I removed them and had them laid out in the order they came off. I assume the part was in a bag, but then again it may have shot off and never reached the bag…... Two months from now, when I move my in-shop wood pile, I’ll probably find it then.

-- Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect. Vince Lombardi

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cmmyakman

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#6 posted 1282 days ago

I have a 113.27520 Sears Craftsman table saw that was my late grandfather’s (I assume he purchased it new). In the past week I purchased an Incra TS-LS 32 and then saw your post. I haven’t installed the fence yet, but am wondering how did you overcome the motor impacting the fence when you want to cut with a high blade angle tilt?

-- You can't fail if you don't give up.

#7 posted 1282 days ago

If you look in the album you’ll see the replacement pulleys and the segmented belt I have installed. To work out the problem you mention, I installed the motor extended about as far as it could safely be installed. I don’t know what the proper term is, but I am referring to the two bolts that hold the motor assembly in, loosen those and extend the motor out of the back. I then tilted the motor to 45 and installed the belt with a length that suited it in this place.

-- Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect. Vince Lombardi

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cmmyakman

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#8 posted 1282 days ago

Wow, that was a super fast response! I see from your pictures what you mean for the fix, thank you very much I will do the same.

1. FYI – I saw on a separate thread (http://lumberjocks.com/topics/16978) that someone felt it optimal to use an after market alignment device “PALS” (http://www.in-lineindustries.com/saw_pals.html). I just ordered one as it looks like a good idea.

2. Can you please tell me where you purchased the segmented belt and what length is it?

Have a great day,
CMM

-- You can't fail if you don't give up.

#9 posted 1281 days ago

I have the pals on mine, You can get the belt and pulley kit from in-line industries, peachtreewoodworking, or woodcraft. I think peachtree sells the pulleys and belt in a kit. Be ready to do some filing to get the pals to work. Make sure you finish this blog and follow the links, you’ll need the information to set your saw up correctly.

-- Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect. Vince Lombardi

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cmmyakman

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#10 posted 1281 days ago

Great, thank you very much for all of your help.

-- You can't fail if you don't give up.

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