Having trouble with my table saw. Can some one answer some questions?

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Forum topic by RedRoof posted 05-13-2016 03:29 PM 1338 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-13-2016 03:29 PM

Topic tags/keywords: table saw adjustment manual craftsman

So I have been woodworking for most of my life, but I have just decided to get serious about it. I have been adding some nice tools to my shop. I found a nice, belt driven table saw from craigslist. Craftsman 10 inch contractor series, 113.299410. I have been learning all about trunions and the adjustments i can make that I have never had to make on my cheap table saws. I rarely ever used a table saw until I bought this one. Actually i hated using them. First off, the saw did not come with a manual. I have searched the Internet and called craftsman themselves trying to find one. Can anyone point me in the right direction or does anyone possibly have a copy of a manual for this machine. Last weekend I was making a 45° cut which came out nicely. The problem is that I could not get my blade to come back to 90°. I tried cleaning the threaded bar and the bearing along with many other failed attempts. Well today I tried adjusting an Allen bolt located on top of the machine and that worked. I loosened it so much that my blade went passes 90. So I have to assume that the two Allen bolts on top of my table are actually stops for my blade angle. Does everyone agree? There is also a spring loaded handle located under my table. This handle turns a bolt that goes into the front trunion. Can anyone tell me what purpose this handle serves. I have tightened it and loosened it but it doesn’t seem to effect anything about how the saw operates. Thanks in advance for all advice.

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#1 posted 05-13-2016 03:48 PM

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#2 posted 05-13-2016 05:06 PM

Yes the two allen screws on the top are stops. However they are only a guessamate. You will need to check blade angle every time you move it. The spring loaded lever on the front is to lock the angle of the blade so that it will not move.

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#3 posted 05-13-2016 08:36 PM

You can get the manual downloaded from searspartsdirect dot com. Just plug your model number into the box, and hit the manuals tab that comes up. You avoid the nasty watermarks you get from manualslib.

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#4 posted 05-13-2016 09:19 PM

Most of the Emerson made full size belt drive contractor saws had nearly identical guts under the hood. The leg stands, fences, wing material, etc., were the biggest differences between many, so the manual from many of the full size saws with the motor hanging off the back should have some pertinent information. 113.298032, 113.298040, 113.298741, etc. FWIW, they also had some ancestry and much in common with the early Ridgid contractor saws that were also made by Emerson….TS2412, TS2424, TS3612.

Or you could buy this one –

The spring loaded handle on the front is to lock the trunnions in place when the saw is beveled.

. sure to followup with your thread.

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#5 posted 05-17-2016 02:47 AM

Thanks alot guys. I guess I haven’t tried contacting Sears about the manual. The lever doesn’t lock anything in place. I kind of thought that what it was for though. Maybe mine is defective. Thanks again.

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#6 posted 05-17-2016 05:12 PM

The lever in front turns a hex headed bolt. You press the lever in towards the saw to get another grip to continue tightening. Kind of like a ratchet, but manually operated.

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