|Forum topic by MonkeyDaddy||posted 09-08-2008 09:14 PM||15560 views||0 times favorited||14 replies|
09-08-2008 09:14 PM
I decided to upgrade from my little $79 table saw bought 10 years ago from a big box store. Put a call out on that list website from that one guy…you know…Craig? Anyways, got a reply about a Craftsman saw, 2-3 years old, 3hp commercial grade, for $400. How could I pass it up?
Turns out the saw was made in 1987. Also found the table had a lot of surface rust, all the hardware is rusted (mostly surface), badly out of alignment, motor is only 1.5hp, etc. So far my main concerns are 2: how long can a motor last since this is 21 years old already, and more importantly there were no guards included. I have no splitter, riving knife, pawls, blade guard, etc.
Sears doesn’t stock many of the replacement parts. I am quite nervous about running a saw with no guards, and no possibility of having some of the guards at all unless I cobble something together on my own.
The questions I have are, first, does anyone know where I can get parts (specifically pawls) for a Craftsman model 113.298761? And can anyone offer me advice on this saw? Was I completely duped and cheated, or is this a decent model? Just how far I should I go to get this guy to give me my money back? I have spent 4-5 hours and over $100 cleaning, tuning, replacing parts, etc. Seems to work decently now, but for how long?
I have not been able to find any references to this saw online.
Lastly, I want to say that through an unfortunate series of events and timing I was not able to give the saw a good once-over or do any research prior to it’s purchase. Yes, I know, caveat emptor and all, but the seller lied to me over and over about the age, condition, accessories, etc. So please understand while anyone may feel free to throw a few verbal derriere-kicks my way I am more tham looking forward to passing them on to the jerk who sold me the saw!