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Forum topic by jtm posted 08-03-2015 01:57 AM 589 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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jtm

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08-03-2015 01:57 AM

Hi all,

I have a Craftsman 113 series table saw. Today, I was squaring up (so I thought) some 1.75” table legs.

However, none of the cuts were square. When I checked my blade, it was off a little bit.

I began to raise it to its full height to adjust for square. However, as I began raising it, I noticed that the blade angle changed back and forth as I adjusted the height. (I think this is a different issue from the Ridgid/Grizzly table saws of late, since my blade basically wobbles in and out of square with adjustment).

Any thoughts or ideas?

Thanks in advance


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#1 posted 08-03-2015 02:01 AM

Is this happening with the angle lock tightened?

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#2 posted 08-03-2015 06:35 AM

yes.

That was the first thing I checked


Is this happening with the angle lock tightened?

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#3 posted 08-03-2015 06:42 AM

Without knowing the exact model, it’s hard to determine what you got (there were a bunch of different saws made by Emerson sold by Sears)... But it sounds to me like a loose bushing (or less likely, a loose gear), although it might be as simple as a couple loose bolts or nuts. Most bushings are held in place with a set screw that can loosen up over time and lack of maintenance. Grab a parts diagram and check where they might be, or just crawl under the saw and take a look around (they aren’t all that complicated!). Make sure everything is tight – bushings, nuts, bolts, any gizmos or widgets, tighten what isn’t and give the moving bits a shot of dry lube or whatever your preferred slick stuff is.

Cheers,
Brad

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#4 posted 08-04-2015 02:42 AM

It’s the much maligned Flex Drive.


Without knowing the exact model, it s hard to determine what you got (there were a bunch of different saws made by Emerson sold by Sears)... But it sounds to me like a loose bushing (or less likely, a loose gear), although it might be as simple as a couple loose bolts or nuts. Most bushings are held in place with a set screw that can loosen up over time and lack of maintenance. Grab a parts diagram and check where they might be, or just crawl under the saw and take a look around (they aren t all that complicated!). Make sure everything is tight – bushings, nuts, bolts, any gizmos or widgets, tighten what isn t and give the moving bits a shot of dry lube or whatever your preferred slick stuff is.

Cheers,
Brad

- MrUnix


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#5 posted 08-04-2015 05:29 PM

Pretty typical of a Craftsman product.

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