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Forum topic by newbiewoodworker posted 10-30-2010 04:39 AM 786 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-30-2010 04:39 AM

I was talking with my grandfather, and he told me that the arbor on his saw is bent. For months, we have been trying to figure out why it doesnt cut too straight.. alas we have the answer..

I wanted to ask you guys if there is anyway to fix it. The saw was his fathers(circa 1950-) so it has a bit of sentemental value to it..

He continues using it, but I fear it may be dangerous. Is it?

If you could post your thoughts that would be grand.

Its a Craftsman Direct Drive. Open base. Al top. I should also add, its a square top, not an oblong one. Its a 7.5 inch blade, an odd size, no longer produced.

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#1 posted 10-30-2010 04:43 AM

If you have a model number you might try here:

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#2 posted 10-30-2010 05:03 AM

What model # saw do you have?

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#3 posted 10-30-2010 05:24 AM

Hmm – Direct Drive, Aluminum top. :-( IMHO it would cost more to fix than the saw is worth. The repair would have to be replacing the whole motor, or if you could find one, the armature.

I don’t think there is a safety issue.

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#4 posted 10-30-2010 05:55 AM

Im trying to find out the model # from him…

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