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04-30-2011 11:04 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question bandsaw

Does anyone know for sure, who actually builds this saw?

Craftsman Professional 1 hp 14’’ Band Saw (22401) Model 119224010

Product Description
Craftsman Professionalâ„¢ 14” Band Saw with steel frame construction reduces deflection under full blade tension. With upper and lower blade bearing guides, friction is reduced while blade life is increased.

Features:1 HP 11/5.5 Amp 120/240 VAC continuous duty motor
2-Speeds: Hardwoods 1,620 FPM and softwoods 3,340 FPM
Resaw capacity: 8” (max thickness)
Throat Depth: 13-1/2” (max width)
Cast iron table (16” x 21-3/4”) tilts 0-45° for angle cutting
Table features: (2) 3/8” x 15-3/4” standard T-Slots
Blade length: 99-3/4”
Blade width range: 1/8” to 3/4”
Blade tension gauge sets proper tension for each blade width
Extruded aluminum rip fence can be used left or right of blade
Adjustable work light keeps the work area well lit for accurate and safe operation
Weight: 214lbs / 97.27 kgs
Assembly Required
1 year general warranty
Included Accessories: Blade, rip fence, stand

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#1 posted 04-30-2011 01:05 PM

It’s hard to be 100% positive these days, but AFAIK it’s made by Richen Enterprises who owns Rikon. I compared parts lists a couple of years ago and the Rikon and Cman shared a lot of parts. Other than broad complaints about the guide bearings, these saws get good marks, but as is true with any tools, it really depends on what you’ll be doing with it.

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#2 posted 04-30-2011 02:51 PM

Thanks ! knotscott

I don’t have any complaints about the guide bearings on mine yet.

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#3 posted 04-30-2011 03:05 PM

Looks like a Rikon to me..

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#4 posted 04-30-2011 04:00 PM

Does that have a quick realease for the blade tension?

No complaints on the guide bearings? Well, not yet, but it will happen. They are cheap and are a ‘sheilded’ bearing. They will not keep out the dust. Which makes them about the worst choice for a bearing in this application. You need some rubber sealed bearings.

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#5 posted 04-30-2011 04:20 PM

ABEC 5 roller blade bearings are a cheap easy fix for the guide bearings if they start squealing….~ $10 and 10 minutes. This is one of those very nice Craftsman tools that contradicts the claims that all modern Cman tools are junk.

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#6 posted 04-30-2011 04:35 PM

I was thinking Rikon the moment I saw it but I know little of tool manufacturers.

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#7 posted 04-30-2011 05:26 PM

I’ve been eyeballing that saw off and on for about a year now. The last 2-3 times I went to check the current price at Sears.com, it was listed as “unavailable”. It would be a pity if they dump the “Rikon” model, and jump on the Taiwanese band wagon.
It looks as if Sears is making some changes to their tool line-up. They have a couple new routers in thier site. Maybe not “new” since there appears to be little difference between the new and old models.

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#8 posted 04-30-2011 06:54 PM

I think this is a very nice saw, especially, for the 500 and some odd dollars I paid for it.
This is the only craftsman I own, besides hand tools, oh yeah, I have a 10 inch buffer polisher, for the car
I did not realize the bearings were not sealed, but after looking at them, I can see they are not.
They are 5/16 ID, and 7/8 OD, all three, edit ,,I’m pretty sure they are metric, 8mm x 22mm
I should buy a new set of bearings in advance.

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#9 posted 04-30-2011 09:10 PM

D_Allen

No quick realease for the blade tension

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#10 posted 04-30-2011 10:51 PM

Then I would direct you to this:
Yea, it’s mine…but it may be if help.
http://lumberjocks.com/D_Allen/blog/22637

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#11 posted 05-01-2011 01:16 AM

Well apparently the bearings on my saw are Shielded, but not sealed, because these are the exact bearings on my saw
608-ZZ Shielded Ball Bearings

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#12 posted 05-01-2011 02:14 AM

FYI the first 3 digits of the craftsman part number tell you who actually makes it. 119 is the manufacture code.

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#13 posted 05-01-2011 02:55 AM

According the website I checked, Frigidaire makes that BS!

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#14 posted 05-01-2011 05:19 AM

I have the same saw. always thought is looked like a Rikon but never knew for sure. Good info in this thread about the bearings and quick release. Mine is still using the original bearings…. knock on wood.

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#15 posted 05-01-2011 05:45 AM

swirt—- I figured I would put this information here for you, I found out today.
The bearings are, 8mm ID x 22 mm OD x 7 mm thick.
These are the ones on my saw, 608-ZZ Shielded Ball Bearings
these are sealed with rubber seals, 608-2RS Sealed Ball Bearings
I found them here, ( http://www.usabearingsandbelts.com/m7/608--608-2rs-sealed-ball-bearings-608-zz-shielded-ball-bearings.html )
But I found them other places also, some at Amazon
The same size bearings are used on skateboards
I will run the originals until I have a problem

knotscott——You yanking my chain ? :)

D_Allen—-
thanks for the info, cool quick release, I haven’t read it all yet but I will, was making a new table for my 1957 DeWalt radial arm saw today

-- E J ------- Always Keep a Firm Grip on Your Tool

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