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08-24-2015 09:35 PM

I have an older Craftsman Table Saw, I think is a 113 series. I need to get a few parts for it, but cant figure out which model it is because the sticker is buggered up and can’t read it.

It has a cast iron table, sheet metal wings, base, & legs.

Is there a way to determine what model it is for getting replacement part?

I’m on Big Island HI, so just going out and finding another saw to replace it isn’t as easy as on the mainland, so will just buy a few parts for it.
But want to make sure I’m getting parts that will fit it.

Cheers, Allen


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#1 posted 08-24-2015 09:41 PM

It would be a lot easier to help if you could post some pics of the saw and what remains of the tag

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#2 posted 08-24-2015 09:55 PM

Ok, it’s completely disassembled now.
But can take some pics of parts & the tag.

Cheers, Allen

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#3 posted 08-24-2015 10:19 PM

It could be one of dozens of models, so a pic is definitely the way to go. Be sure to get a good pic of the motor, the fence, and the face. If it’s 27” deep, and has an outboard belt drive motor, most of the models are pretty similar with many interchangeable parts.

In fact, does it look anything like this?

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#4 posted 08-24-2015 10:31 PM

what parts do you need?

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#5 posted 10-05-2015 01:49 AM

OK sorry I haven’t been back for a bit.
I don’t know how to post pics yet and work on that, but I have found some numbers on the castings tho.

The table is 27”x20” on underside of table there are cast in numbers: 804211 E000 WE 442, below that are three cast in bumps about 1/8” dia, two are close together and one to the side as if placed in an arch, and a small pointer with a slotted head screw holding it or possibly cast in pointing to the two bumps that are next to each other.

On the main casting that shields the blade and controls bevel angle is: 4-5-78 then a square with a 1 right under it the square with the 1 in it partially covers: 834235 on the other side of a cast rib: XV 1

The arbor that has the shaft the blade runs on and adjusts the height of blade has: 802176 HA.

Three main parts I need are the bolt that loosens & tightens the the angle the blade sets.
The threaded part is bent little, might be able to straighten it, but if can replace it cheaply would prefer.

Second is the part is cast aluminum and has two 5/8”ish rods that slide into big casting with blade guard and controls angle of blade with 1/4”ish pod going cross ways.

Third one I’m not sure what it does, sort of a cast aluminum triangle and base with two holes for bolts in base and set screw hole that holds a 5/8”ish rod 2-1/2” long with a grove machined around it.

Two other things that would be nice to have would be the arbor casting that has the shaft the blade runs on, as mine has a couple teeth damaged on it and the long rod with threads that turns to adjust the the arbor casting & blade up and down.

I’ll try to figure out how to post pics as I’m sure that would be easier figure out what model, but may take me a bit.

Cheers, Allen

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#6 posted 10-05-2015 02:34 AM

To post pics, click the “img” button right above the text reply box. Click the “Choose File” button and find the pic on your computer. Select the file, hit enter and then click the “Insert this image” button. Presto, the pic will be added to your post.

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#7 posted 10-05-2015 03:11 AM

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#8 posted 10-05-2015 03:14 AM

Holy Smokes, that was awesome. I have never been on a forum that was that simple & straight forward to post pics!

Are there other views of it that would be helpful?

Cheers, Allen

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#9 posted 10-06-2015 03:23 AM

Are the pics of the complete saw your saw or pics of one like it? Because it’s in NICE shape. It’s a dead ringer for my (now departed) 113.298032 circa 1983.

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#10 posted 10-06-2015 03:30 AM

No, the pics of the nice one all together was posted by Knorscott.

Lol mines the one in parts.

I’m going to completely rebuild it though.

Need to figure out what model it is. Of course some of the different model variations probably used the same basic cast components and model numbers after the 113 defined different features & maybe year of production, I’m guessing.

Cheers, Allen

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#11 posted 10-06-2015 03:32 AM

Sorry I just noticed the first pics were from someone else. I’m not real bright.

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#12 posted 10-06-2015 03:34 AM

If it is like knotscott’s it could be the 298032

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#13 posted 10-06-2015 04:26 AM

Oh it’s not that your not bright, you just didn’t catch who posted the pics! :-)

Actually it did look a lot like Knotscott’s. Had the angle iron fence track with the same oblong holes, stamped metal side pieces, I think my crank handles, well what’s left of them, were grey, same basic stand and it was missing the on off switch box.

I wonder if the 4-5-78 is the mfg date or the date the table was cast?

I’ll try to find out what years the 113-298032 were produced.

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#14 posted 10-06-2015 04:55 AM

If the badge is damaged so you can’t read it, many times you can take a picture and digitally enhance it enough to make out what was there. If you don’t have the badge at all, then your next step is to stroll over to the vintagemachinery site and scroll through the photo index to see if you can find one that looks like yours. You can grab a manual from the same place once you figure out which one you need. Most of the time, there is very little difference between models within the same ‘family’ of saws (those that visually look pretty much identical).

Cheers,
Brad

PS: To me, that looks more like a casting date than a part number.

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#15 posted 10-06-2015 05:21 AM

Ok that’s a good idea, to take pic of tag as it’s still there. I’ll try that.

Cheers, Allen

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