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Forum topic by JawShoeAh posted 04-16-2013 01:36 AM 2133 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-16-2013 01:36 AM

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Hello all,

I’m trying to find a few specific parts for my table saw restoration, and I’m coming up short despite my best detective work. It’s a Craftsman 113.27610, table saw.

Parts manual:

Looking for anything at all I could use to replace the following:
S-1263, .632×1 x 1/64 fibre washer
S-1271, .758×1 x 1/32 fibre washer
30, spindle arm retaining washer

I thought I might have luck getting parts from Craftsman directly. The person I spoke with on the phone said plainly that it’s too old and the replacement parts just aren’t made anymore. So I went to my local Fastenal store and showed them the original pieces and they said it was most likely proprietary to the saw, like one off special built. So in a real last ditch effort, I called Rigid and got a parts diagram for a TS3650, and can not identify similar parts on that saw.

Now, when I’m looking at the fibre washers… I’m thinking that their purpose was to keep saw dust from getting into the tilt/lift bracket. I’m somewhat inclined to just push forward without them and leave them off the saw. If I can’t find a replacement, I see little value in putting the original ones back on as they are completely shot.

The spindle arm retaining washer I have looks to have been concaved originally. It looks badly deformed. The best I could find was a belleville washer from Fastenal, but it appeared to be way too thick, as opposed to the thin metal of the original part.

Am I being too fussy about this? hahaha

-- .·..-._.·¨ ¤ Joshua

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#1 posted 04-16-2013 01:38 AM

Pictures of the washers.

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#2 posted 04-16-2013 02:22 AM

I would check an auto parts store or maybe a shop where they sell and repair pumps. They might have a fiber product that would make the washers. They handle som pretty good materials. On the metal washer I would get the outside diameter and the inside diameter and buy the nearest thing to those measurements. Ream it out or turn the OD and you might be there. It probably should be about the same thickness.

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#3 posted 04-19-2013 01:49 AM

I was able to find one of the fibre washers at Rocky’s. It was in the plumbing section, faucet repair parts.

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#4 posted 04-19-2013 01:55 AM

Very good. You probably should write this down with the part number in your manual.

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#5 posted 04-20-2013 01:04 AM

I just got done making a spreadsheet with every single nut, bolt, washer, notes, parts numbers, etc. I’m going to make a big blog about this restoration when I am completed to help others out.

I was able to find the remaining fibre washers at Home Cheap-o today. I did have to buy a whole faucet kit though… almost 3 bucks for a single washer… sheesh! haha

-- .·..-._.·¨ ¤ Joshua

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#6 posted 04-20-2013 02:25 AM

I’ve had great success finding hard to locate hardware bits at my local Ace hardware store. Sometimes it may not be exact, but will be close enough to work just fine. Most of it is not manufacturer specific but just common off the shelf stuff.


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#7 posted 04-20-2013 02:51 AM

ACE and dedicated nut and bolt stores have metal washers and shim washers also. Those and bearing stores. We have those in my town.

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#8 posted 04-22-2013 01:48 PM

Go with the suggestions given here. I don’t buy Craftsman products since all parts don’t interchange with OEM parts. Sears keeps a parts inventory based on usage over a period of years. Then, after all parts are gone, you are outta luck.

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#9 posted 07-29-2013 03:46 AM

I am restoring the exact Craftsman table saw model number 113.27610. I am looking to buy blade guard assembly and the left cast iron extension support. I just started the restoration process. These are parts I know I will need at this point. Can you buy these parts on e-bay?. I would really benefit from your completed spread sheet. I am new to wood working and new to the lumberJocks site. I am not very good on the computer or navigating this site. I could use all the help I can get. My Hotmail address is My lumber jocks name is sullivjh2. Please help!

-- Jim, Michigan,

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#10 posted 07-29-2013 12:04 PM

the fiber washers are there to keep the adjusting screw from coming into contact with the sides of the arms that the cylindrical nut fits into.

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#11 posted 07-29-2013 12:56 PM

You might ask your question over at the forum of Old Wood Working Machines, or (aka as those guys routinely restore these things. They will probably have some good advice as well.

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#12 posted 07-31-2013 02:55 AM

Unfortunately, I got rid of the spreadsheet. However, it really wasn’t that bad to break this down and find replacement parts. My tips on where to get the difficult things are already up. Most all of the other intricate things I took pictures of, like how certain washers face.

Check out the rebuild blog I did here:

There’s a ton of pictures there that will help you out tremendously.

I would check craigslist for parts. More local and there is always a million table saws on there.

-- .·..-._.·¨ ¤ Joshua

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