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Forum topic by everettkerrigan posted 01-20-2011 05:49 AM 1426 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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everettkerrigan

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01-20-2011 05:49 AM

I just got a 1972 craftsman table saw model # 11329940 I am lookings for parts for it and sears doesn’t carry them any longer. Does anyone know where i can buy stuff for it


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#1 posted 01-20-2011 06:03 AM

Looks like a lot of parts for it are available here including all the diagrams
http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/part-model/Craftsman-Parts/All-Products-Parts/Model-11329940/0247/0744000?sid=PDVertical

Here is another good source for parts, but oddly they carry nothing for Craftsman… unless you can figure out who actually made it.
http://www.ereplacementparts.com/

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#2 posted 01-20-2011 06:31 AM

Unless you’re just looking at getting a few inexpensive parts, I’d
recommend you just try to get by with the saw and get something
more complete when you can afford to. Those types of Craftsman
saws are fairly common, and of unremarkable quality – if you really
like it you should run across a similar saw for under $100 sooner or
later.

I understand the excitement of acquiring a new tool – but if the machine
isn’t working the cost of parts can easily exceed the price of investing
in another second-hand machine that is complete and functional.

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#3 posted 01-20-2011 09:09 PM

just really looking for the guard and all the pieces to mount it to the table. they are not availible thru sears

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#4 posted 01-21-2011 12:14 AM

Everett, Look on Ebay but I agree with Loren. You can easily put $300 in that saw (fence,switch,guards, insert,belt,etc.) and when you do it will still be a $100-$150 saw. People upgrade to better saws all the time and decent contractor saws start at around $400 new. You’ll find good used ones for less than half of that. Oh, and look for one with a flat table. My Craftsman contractor saw was terrible. Good luck. -Jack

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#5 posted 01-21-2011 06:51 AM

Based on this posting here on LJ (worth reading through) http://lumberjocks.com/topics/21705
your saw is made by Emerson… which may help you track down parts.

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rpete

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#6 posted 01-21-2011 09:06 AM

I have one of those saws and have actually enjoyed figuring out how to make it better. Yeah, it’s not the newest or best saw, but I’ve got mine cutting just fine. Like IJ said above, I’ve put enough into it that I could have bought a new saw. But I’ve learned a heck of a lot about how a saw works and how to make it cut straight.

As said previously, you can look on Craigslist and find these saws for less than $100 almost daily. I’ve bought a whole saw before for just a couple parts, then resold it.

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#7 posted 01-21-2011 11:25 AM

Other than the same drawbacks of all conventional contractor saws with an outboard motor, the only real weak spot on those Craftsman saws was the fence. Strip away the wings and fence, the guts of those Craftsman contractor saws is very similar to the popular Ridgid contractor saws. The two brands have each made by both Emerson and TTI/Ryobi and one time or another, and there are many parts in common…many of which are interchangeable.




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everettkerrigan

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#8 posted 01-29-2011 06:52 PM

Thanks for all the help guys. Looks like with what yall have gave me i should be able to find what im looking for. Not that a new saw wouldnt be nice but i like to get stuff to fix up. I bought the table saw and an early 70s radial arm saw both for 100 dollars. i got the arm saw working great and built a new table top for it for less the 10 dollars. Im building a table extention for the table saw I will put up pics when im done

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