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07-26-2016 07:43 PM

Topic tags/keywords: tablesaw table saw craftsman 113

Anyone out there own a Craftsman 113 table saw and had to replace the motor? I’m getting conflicting information and could use some advice.

The motor that came with the saw (circa 1987) appears to have given up the ghost. Since I have to replace it, I thought I might as well upgrade to a 2 or even 3 hp. I’m told these Craftsman saws can handle up to 5 hp but that just makes me a little uncomfortable. Not sure I need that kind of hp anyway.

So I’m looking for a new motor, finding several reasonable options on Ebay, but I’m concerned about compatibility, not just in power and RPMs, but the simple mounting of the motor.

Anyone have a suggestion on what I should be looking for?

Thanks.


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#1 posted 07-26-2016 08:06 PM

Get a motor of the same HP and RPMs and shaft size and frame. I know, easy for me to say. Have you checked the capacitor?

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#2 posted 07-26-2016 08:10 PM

I haven’t replaced the motor on my series 113 table saw but I did have to replace a motor on my Porter Cable band saw. Check out Grizzly. They have a crap ton of motor options.

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#3 posted 07-26-2016 08:11 PM

Have you checked to make sure the capacitor on your motor is good? That could be an easy fix – much easier than replacing the whole motor.

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#4 posted 07-26-2016 08:22 PM

My ‘86 Craftsman TS motor finally gave it up in ‘09. I bought an exact match for it from Grizzly when I bought my 1023 TS. I sold the Craftsman saw with the new motor and the guy that bought it was happy with it.

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#5 posted 07-26-2016 08:36 PM

Frame sizes are standardized as NEMA numbers. All motors with the same frame # are identical mount even if RPM, voltage, etc. are different. Grizzly, mcmaster.com, Grainger etc will have compatible motors. This would be a great time to upgrade to 220vac.

M

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#6 posted 07-26-2016 09:56 PM

Unless you let the magic smoke out of the motor, it’s probably a simple and cheap fix – but more info is needed other than just “given up the ghost”. Since you have already written it off, you might as well see if you can fix it – certainly won’t hurt and you may be pleasantly surprised.

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WhyMe

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#7 posted 07-26-2016 11:32 PM



Frame sizes are standardized as NEMA numbers. All motors with the same frame # are identical mount even if RPM, voltage, etc. are different. Grizzly, mcmaster.com, Grainger etc will have compatible motors. This would be a great time to upgrade to 220vac.

M

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And while you’re at it, upgrade to an 8 track tape player. 220V is no longer available. It’s now 240V. :)

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#8 posted 07-26-2016 11:54 PM

Grainger is expensive

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#9 posted 07-27-2016 08:19 AM

Grizzly G2535 1.5 hp Single-Phase Motor with 3450 RPM read the reviews here…
https://www.amazon.com/Grizzly-G2535-Single-Phase-Motor-3450/dp/B00DQJOZ94

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#10 posted 07-27-2016 09:36 AM

Whoever told you they could handle up to 5hp is taking a wild guess, and adding risk. I suppose it depends on how you define the word “handle”. Even 3hp will push every limit of the saws support structure, pulleys, arbor, etc. They’d work for a while, but it would sure increase the chances of complications from the added weight and torque. Going with an original 1hp to 1.5hp is prudent. The most I’d consider is 2hp. Anything more will require 220v (aka 240v) supply.

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