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Forum topic by hplotts posted 06-14-2012 05:51 PM 1268 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-14-2012 05:51 PM

I am restoring a 8” Craftsman 101-02142 and am in need of an original motor mounting bracket and was wondering if anyone can help locate one?

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#1 posted 06-14-2012 11:57 PM

Have you looked on I couldn’t find a manual for your model, do you have one? Check out these pdf Sears Tool Catalogs from the Vintage Machinery site. 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, and others . I think your saw should be in at least one of them. I don’t know what you mean by a mounting bracket. My old motors have mounts cast onto them. You would bolt the motor behind the saw or under it on a shelf (with a hole for the belt). -Jack

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#2 posted 06-15-2012 11:29 AM

Thank you for your reply. I have attached a picture of the only part I need but not sure what it is called.

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#3 posted 06-15-2012 08:02 PM

You may have to have one fabricated if you don’t have the capability to make one yourself. A piece of 1/4 inch steel plate with hinges welded on each end will work just fine. For a saw that old you probably not be able to find the part. Good luck.

-- Carl in SC

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#4 posted 06-15-2012 08:15 PM

I’m assuming that saw has a tilting arbor, hence you can’t just mount the motor to a stand as suggested. Post a wanted in the classifieds of Vintage Machinery site – people part out small saws like that all the time.

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