Insight on PALS and tuning up the trunion on an older Craftsman 10" TS

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Forum topic by NoelNNY posted 10-19-2007 03:48 PM 1098 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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10-19-2007 03:48 PM

Greetings -

I am new to LJ and also to wood working. Recently bought a Craftsman 10” older contractor table saw (model 113.298034) – cheap $50.00. I have tried the owners manual/standard method of tapping with a wood stick and hammer; not getting significant movement. When I did this I loosened both front and rear trunion bolts.

Then I saw the PALS advertised on – but when i wrote the company and provided the model, they replied they do not manufacture a set for this model.

Is anyone familiar with or do they own/use PALS? Seems my model saw has three adjustment bolts at each trunion, and I guess they make the PALS for two bolt system. I sort of felt their 3/8” model would work, since the trunion bolts ar 3/8”. Then, once the trunion is adjusted, I could tighten the center bold to help hold it in place.

Now, I have a friend, a machinist, who said if I could get the basic dimenstions, of a PALS and my trunion block, he could fabricate something similar to the PALS.

If you own/use PALS, could you perhaps provide me with the basic dimensions of the angle piece, and whether the hole through which the replacement truniuon threaded stud goes through is either threaded or unthreaded, or whether it is a slot. I am inclined to believe the hole is threaded, since the trunion holes is slotted. I would guess the piece is 1/8” or 1/4” aluminum angle, perhaps 2” across the bottom and cut to 1/2’ high where the set screw/jamb nut pushes against the trunion bolt. it’s a fairly simple, yet ingenious design.

Any input or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

-- Noel - "Where the battle rages, there the loyalty of the soldier is proved."

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#1 posted 10-24-2008 02:23 PM

This has probably been long since resolved but i am curious—-What happened, did you manage to find one, our did you have to resort to having something made?

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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