I have a Craftsman 113.298030 1HP TS that I got off CraigsList a year ago. Yesterday it gave up the Magic Smoke!!! It now needs a new motor.
Just the facts Ma’am!:
I paid $125.00 for the saw.
It came with:
Vega 26” Utility fence ($329.99 new)
Ridgid Herc-U-Lift mobile base ($133.54 new)
I Added (spent):
Blade Gaurd Assm: $53.45 + ship
Gaurd Support: $17.80 + ship
Machined Pulleys: $27.00 + ship
Link Belt: $24.99 + ship
PALS Alignment: $19.99 + ship
Emergency STOP Paddle switch: $24.99 + ship
Grand Total (actually spent, including TS): $311.22 (+ ship)
There are several options that I can consider.
1) New HF 1HP replacement about $150.00
2) New HF 1-1/2HP replacement about $160.00
3) New “quality” 1HP or 1-1/2HP motor about $250.00 to $300.00
4) Craigslist used 113 TS, for the motor about $100.00 to $150.00
5) CraigsList used saw upgrade, about $250.00 to $400.00
6) New saw $? ? ?.? ?
I have use of a DeWalt 744 until a decision &/or parts/saw arrives.
I had planned on a TS upgrade (riving knife) in about 5 years.
Options 1,2 & 3 get me up & running quickly.
Options 4,5 & 6 require research & time.
Current TS has a splitter, but NO riving knife!
My tax refund is due in a few/several weeks (? ? $500.00 to $700.00 ? ? was slated for flat panel TV & a tablet).
I can reuse the fence & base, in addition to ”Parting Out” old TS parts.
I am looking for input, insights and other alternatives, from the great minds here on LJs!!!
What say you???
-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow!