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02-14-2011 03:27 AM

i got a crafsman mod 113248440 bandsaw, crafsman #113232210 jointer, # 35122671 sander, and a 3hp craftsman chop saw. i got them from my ex-mother inlaw. she heard i was starting to setup a wood shop and gave me this tools for free which is always a good price. my ploblem is this tools have sat for years and iam not sure how to recondition them or is it worth it. i have found the owners manuals for the band saw and the jointer. i just got to order them from sears. the sander the owners manual is discontinued. i put pics on photobucket hope they uploaded.

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#1 posted 02-14-2011 03:46 AM

They might have but you didn’t tell us where they uploaded to!

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#2 posted 02-14-2011 03:51 AM

Any time you get a usable/repairable tool for free it’s a score! No pics viewable so I can’t comment on whether reconditioning them is worth it or not, but tearing apart a non-functioning tool is always a great learning experience. No need to order the manuals, they’re usually freely available on the web :-)

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#3 posted 02-14-2011 03:51 AM

I have a variety of power tools used by the first cavemen and several of those are Craftsman tools. It’s worth getting them up and running. As long as the motors are good you’ll want new blades and accessories anyway most likely. Some of that stuff is available through Peachtree, Rockler and Woodcraft even though it is Craftsman’s brand. Most of the big manufacturers make stuff that fits Craftsman too.

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#4 posted 02-14-2011 03:57 AM

how do i upload the the pics ?

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#5 posted 02-14-2011 03:58 AM

i put them on photobucket

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#6 posted 02-14-2011 02:15 PM

Silverdog, to upload pictures from photobucket you will need to get into your Photobucket account and copy the direct image location of the picture. Once it is copied then come back here and click on the img tab in the top left corner of the comments box. Select the from the web link and paste the address in the box.

By the way you can do the same thing directly from your computer without going through Photobucket by copying the location of the picture(s) that you want to insert with the same procedure by browsing through your computer’s files.

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#7 posted 02-14-2011 02:38 PM

RTim is pretty much correct with the “repairable.” I’ve been very pleased with all of the older Craftsman tools I had. I was given a saber saw (they call it a jig saw nowadays) for my 8th birthday. Lasted 48 years. And then I couldn’t repair it.
Inherited my Dad’s RAS and it wore out about the time they recalled the motor.
Just threw away a router that had to be near 50 years old.
A while back I gave away a bench top drill press. It was 50 or so and the guy I gave it too was going to fix it up for his son.



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#8 posted 02-14-2011 04:52 PM

I have a friend with that same bandsaw. I think she paid about $350 for it several years ago. Its main limitation is there is no way to increase the vertical clearance so it is limited to about 6” or 7” resaw capacity. I see a lot of these on Craigs List, usually for $150 to $200. I think it’s definately worth restoring.

I have the exact same chop saw, except mine has a Delta badge on it. It’s a good saw, but I sometimes wish I had waited and gotten a sliding compound miter saw. At the time I got mine, around 1997 or 98, it was the best I could afford. The sliders didn’t appear till later that year. The main limitation with the miter saw is its limited width capacity; about 6” to 7”. You can fudge about an extra inch of width out of it by putting a board under what you are cutting, but that reduces the thickness capacity. Still, over all, it’s a good saw, especially with a good replacement blade in it. I wouldn’t put more than about $75 into a rebuild for one of these, including about $30 for a decent blade, before I would look for a sliding type miter saw.

The jointer I have no personal experience with one like this, but I think I have read where others complain about the difficulty of adjusting the height of the outfeed table on these types of jointers. Still, it would be worth cleaning it up and trying it out; maybe a new set of knives and drive belt if it needs them. I might not spend the money if the bearings were shot or the motor is fried, but other than that it’s probably a keeper.
You would be hard pressed to find a better one for less than $150 or so if it works.

The sander, if it runs is a handy machine. I have a little Ryobi belt/disk combo and I use it all the time. The Ryobi cost about $120 new so the one you got should be worth more than that because it has a bigger motor.

So, looks like you scored about $500 to $800 worth of gear, depending on the condition of it all. I would say that would be worth a “gloat”.

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#9 posted 02-14-2011 05:19 PM

Unfortunately I am not familiar with that sander, however a good functioning disc sander is worth fixing up / keeping working…

The jointer is pretty common, and not such a bad unit. The infeed bed length is a little short on those, but tolerable… Again, well worth fixing up and using… Those typically come up for between $75.00 to $200.00 depending on condition.

Never seen that miter saw with a C-man badge, but I see a LOT of those with Delta badges on them from about 15 years ago… There are TONS of them on craigslist here, typically they go for about $50.00 in that condition…

Same goes with that older band saw. Decent saw, sort of resaw height limited, but hey, it’s free… They go for about $100.00 around here. I wouldn’t mind adding one to my shop to keep a skinny blade in so I don’t have to keep swapping blades in my 14” saw…

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#10 posted 02-14-2011 05:22 PM

I scored this weekend. But I didn’t get any tools.

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