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Forum topic by Winny94 posted 03-13-2018 01:51 AM 349 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Winny94

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03-13-2018 01:51 AM

im going through and cleaning up this craftsman 113 table saw and had a few basic questions.

1) There is plug for oil – how much and of what weight oil should I add?
2) The tilt wheel is much harder to rotate than the blade height wheel – is there an issue, or is that normal?
3) What sort of lube should I be using on the threaded adjustment rods?
4) Has anyone used the PALS system to adjust the alignment and was it worth it, or does the block & hammer suffice?

are there any glaring issues you can see in the images? This is the only table saw ive owned, so I guess I dont know what a “correct” one looks like underneath


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#1 posted 03-13-2018 10:16 AM

I’ve added lightweight machine oil to some…like 3 In 1. I like to lube the gears with spray on white lithium grease….goes on wet then dries like a wax. I’ve also heard good things about graphite or wax.

The PALS work and are reasonable if you want to give them a try. Clean the blade up too….any household degreaser and a brush should do, then rinse and dry.

Check the belt and the pulleys. If it runs smooth, its fine. If there’s much vibration, try a link belt. If the pulleys are bent or damaged, replace them.

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#2 posted 03-13-2018 12:04 PM

2) The tilt wheel is much harder to rotate than the blade height wheel – is there an issue, or is that normal?

It shouldn’t be any harder than raising or lowering, you do have to lower the blade to tilt it as I recall.

4) Has anyone used the PALS system to adjust the alignment and was it worth it, or does the block & hammer suffice?

I had one of these saws and only had to adjust the alignment one time. So in my case PALS would not be worth it. Generally a saw once aligned shouldn’t go out of alignment unless you do something traumatic like move. I would try to align it without the PALS, you may never need to adjust it again. At any rate adjustment is not something that needs to be done frequently unless you move a lot. If you find you have realign it a lot then maybe PALS would be worth the money.

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#3 posted 09-02-2018 08:06 PM

That looks simular to the saw I have, I noticed when I changed the belt to a link belt vibration was reduced quite a bit. http://lumberjocks.com/GaryCN/blog/125937

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