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Forum topic by 7c6Padre posted 01-10-2016 04:44 PM 497 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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7c6Padre

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01-10-2016 04:44 PM

Recently I read a chat on lumberjocks about repairing/rebuilding older craftsman bandsaws and table saws. I have a 12” craftsman bandsaw mo. 113.24350. I have most of the parts except for the self locking screw part # 38524 that adjusts the saw blade on the wheels, which erepacement parts lists as discontinued unavailable. The other is the blade guard. No part number given in the manual. Does anyone know if either part is available from any other source. This saw runs well, all bearings seem to be in good shape. Just need a blade, blade guard and the adjustment screw to put it to work.

-- Padre, Texas


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Knothead62

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#1 posted 01-10-2016 05:08 PM

See if you can find the spec’s on the screw- length, thread pitch, etc. and contact an industrial supply house or fastener distributor. Blade guard is history unless you can determine who manufactured the saw for Craftsman/Sears. Even then the parts might not interchange or even be available at all. This is the subject of countless threads and posts.

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#2 posted 01-10-2016 08:27 PM

Fill have to call sears and see if hey can dig into the archives to find the specs. Maybe someone the forum has on lying around and coups snap a pic with dimensions.

-- Padre, Texas

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dhazelton

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#3 posted 01-10-2016 08:37 PM

I’d forget trying to call Sears for obsolete parts. You’re better off going over to the Vintage Machinery website and looking information there.

The blade guard can just be a piece of sheet metal that you cut and bend to fit. It’s just a couple of machine screws that hold it on on the right side of the blade guide assembly. Most of them were probably removed when changing blades and no one bothered to put them back on. You don’t really need it.

I don’t know what lock screw you mean, the one that holds the blocks in place or something on the blade tension assembly? Maybe looking through the manual will help.

http://vintagemachinery.org/pubs/222/4586.pdf

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TheGreatJon

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#4 posted 01-10-2016 08:53 PM

It’s worth trying to post a WTB (want to buy) ad on the classifieds section of OWWM.org. It constantly surprises me what some of those guys have squirreled away. If no one has what you’re looking for, someone there would be able to tell you if there is a source for the parts.

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7c6Padre

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#5 posted 01-11-2016 12:07 AM

Great ideas all, thanks. Will keep an eye here to see what pops up.

-- Padre, Texas

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#6 posted 01-11-2016 06:24 PM

Let us know what you find regarding a source. There are a sackful of LJers who would like to find parts for old models. I’m looking for parts for a 68 year old body. ;)

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