Craftsman 113 table saw questions

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Forum topic by Travisj posted 07-29-2015 05:52 PM 745 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-29-2015 05:52 PM

My grandfather passed several years ago and now my grandmother wants to clear out his old shop (she actually wants to get rid of everything she owns so that my mom and uncle don’t have to deal with it, but that’s a whole other story). My uncle came up from Arizona to get the items that he could use/want and now it has fallen on my hands to go through everything else (I volunteered). I am working with the table saw first and I have a few questions that I haven’t been able to get answered.

1. Is there a guide of some form that lists which model numbers were made when? This is a model 113.275201. I know he bought it new, but no one can tell me when he bought the saw (late 40’s – early 50’s is the closest I have come).

2. Would craigslist be the best way to sell this saw? I have a Sawstop cabinet saw and my dad has a newer Craftsman 113 and unfortunately, neither one of us has room to store it.

I am hoping to get this thing back to my house to dust it off and go over everything. I can update with pictures if necessary or requested. I apologize if this information has been documented before, but I searched the forum and couldn’t find anything. Any information or assistance is greatly appreciated.

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#1 posted 07-29-2015 08:05 PM

post some pics. It will help date the saw and people can see what shape it is in.

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#2 posted 07-29-2015 09:22 PM

It is almost impossible to accurately date the old C-man saws. You can compare to known vintage saws over at the VM site to get a range, but your late-40’s to early 50’s guestimate is probably as close as you are going to get.

Price? Anywhere from free to a couple hundred depending on where you are and condition.

This one cost the owner (total out of pocket) all of about $125:

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#3 posted 07-31-2015 03:33 PM

Here is a good link about the saws. It shows some info from the 1956 Craftsman catalog entry. I have one of those saws, and it works very well. I’m not a pro woodworker, just a hobbyist.

I see them on CL quite often for $100 and under. Rarely do they go for more money, but sometimes you’ll see one in pristine condition commanding $200 or so. Usually they go for $50 to $75.

You can find parts all over EBay, including the cast iron extensions which usually don’t come with the CL saws I’ve seen. The saws were pretty popular back in their heyday, Sears must have sold boatloads of them.

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