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Forum topic by nathan3553 posted 08-17-2018 03:13 PM 246 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-17-2018 03:13 PM

Topic tags/keywords: craftsman 113 table saw restoration

Hi All – new to the forum but been lingering in the background for a while.

I inherited a craftsman 113.299040 a few years back and it’s been collecting dust in the garage. Recently, I renovated a house and had to pull it back out. While working with it, I noticed a couple of issues and trying to correct them, the biggest of which is the elevation crank.

The E-Rings on the elevation crank pop off when put under stress, ie trying to lower the blade below the table. Once they pop off the crankshaft moves and I can’t lower the blade below the table.

Do you think I just need to replace those e-Rings? Are they worn and just not holding their shape enough to keep the elevation crankshaft in place?

-- Nathan in Porter, TX

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#1 posted 08-17-2018 03:33 PM

You have other problems. The e-rings should never be under any stress. You probably have dirt and sawdust built up on the elevation screw and stop. Clean those areas well and lube lightly with wax and see if that corrects the problem.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#2 posted 08-17-2018 03:39 PM

could be rust on threads as Bruce said clean up then lube then try it …. GOOD LUCK :<))

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#3 posted 08-17-2018 03:41 PM

My not sure why the clips would be under stress when lowering the blade but looking at my saw (113.298843) I would think that the shaft should not be touching anything except wear it is attached to the cradle. Make sure your shaft is not bent and making contact with the outside housing as your turn it. If everything looks OK I would go ahead and replace the clips. My model says part # is STD581062, 5/8”. I’m sure you could pick them up at a hardware store or auto parts.

-- Bob, FL Keys

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#4 posted 08-17-2018 04:19 PM

I sprayed them with liquid wrench, but didn’t scrub with a bristle brush. johnstoneb do you have other recommendations for cleaning? WD40 ok for lube?

Thanks for the help

-- Nathan in Porter, TX

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#5 posted 08-18-2018 05:08 AM

It’s also possible that the pivot for the carriage tilt are frozen?

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#6 posted 08-18-2018 11:37 AM

WD 40 isn’t a lube. WD stands for water displacement. Clean and dry and wax preferably. You’re probably going to need get in there and clean all the stops and get all the sawdust that is caked in from oil and other lubes.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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