|Forum topic by hg1027||posted 09-30-2012 03:30 AM||3895 views||0 times favorited||11 replies|
09-30-2012 03:30 AM
I picked up a craftsman 113.29903 tablesaw a few weeks ago, and I’ve been tidying it up as time allows. I’ve pulled the inner workings out, cleaned them, honed faces, cleaned out all threads, never seize on moving parts, new bearings, etc.
Having put it all back together, I was looking over the sheet metal housing (not sure what to call the bit between the legs and the table, with the degree markings on it, that the handles stick out of) and its pretty badly bent. I thought it was just a little twisted, but it looks like the saw was dropped some time in the last 30-40 years.
Also, the motor mount is in less than perfect shape. This style uses gravity to keep the belt tight, but the track it pivots on is bent, and the piece that slides in to the cast iron of the trunion doesn’t slide smoothly. It appears to have been refabbed by someone with an oxy torch and a stick welder at some point. It works, but it doesn’t maintain tension when lowering the blade, and sometimes sticks when raising, causing the belt to be constantly too tight or too loose.
Sears parts shows both of these parts as unavailable, and I’d really like to see this saw working properly again. So, can anyone tell me what newer saw, with parts still available, would have used this style motor mount, and which would have a sheet metal housing that would fit the table and height/angle adjustment screws? Or am I stuck trying to clean up what I have?