Craftsman 103.0103

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Blog entry by jlabos posted 12-27-2014 09:01 AM 2751 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My newest addition is a 12” Craftsman band saw model 103.0103 that my wife actually found in he side of the road while driving home. It is missing the upper guide assembly and all the knobs but everything that is there is in great shape. It didn’t belong out on the curb for trash. I am hunting for the missing parts and I hope to bring the machine back to life. I will post any progress.

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#1 posted 12-27-2014 10:15 AM

Sweet discovery, and great wife for making the score !
Good luck on the “reconstruction”

-- Glen, B.C. Canada

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#2 posted 12-27-2014 12:29 PM

and it is from when craftsman made good tools real nice find

-- Punk in PA

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#3 posted 12-27-2014 11:29 PM

Congrats and very solid machine

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#4 posted 12-28-2014 07:13 PM

I was able to find almost all of the missing pieces from a OWWM member. Instead of getting just the missing knobs I will be receiving the tension and tracking assembly. It’s in the mail and heading my way. All I need now is the lower guide thrust bearing but I think I am going to make my own similar to the picture. Any thoughts on that?

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#5 posted 01-06-2015 08:02 PM

I got the saw cleaned up and all back together. I ended up making a thrust bearing for the lower guide and I am pleased with the results. I may even make another to replace the upper guide. All that is left to do is make a stand for it.

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