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Forum topic by MD3 posted 05-22-2013 08:12 AM 1388 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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MD3

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05-22-2013 08:12 AM

Topic tags/keywords: craftsman 10 trunion arbor restoring refurbish refurbishing tablesaw

Greetings all,

I am a new LJ user and have been consulting the forums here on upgrading and reburbishing an older cast iron model 113 10” table saw.

I initially replaced the blade, but it had a wobble, so I dove deeper and after a full dismantle, and have concluded that a new arbor, bearings and a tilt screw (knocked it off my bench to the garage floor while cleaning) might do the trick. It almost seems cheaper to buy a new arbor/trunion assembly? There are a few on eBay for around $90 shipped. eBay listing

I was doing some searching over the interwebs and am having a hard time finding some of these out of date parts. It seems eBay has the most abundant selection out there, but was wondering if you guys had some recommendations for some other reliable sites for hard-to-find parts for older machinery. I did check out the Sears replaceable parts site as well as Vintage Machinery.

Thanks in advance.

MD

-- Matt Daley | MD3 | http://md3furniture.com


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knotscott

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#1 posted 05-22-2013 09:07 AM

It’s not unusual for me to find an entire saw in the $50-$75 range around here…..maybe you could find a donor saw in your area for less than the trunnion assembly/shipping for the Ebay listing.

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jackthelab

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#2 posted 05-22-2013 10:59 AM

Hey

I hear you when you say that parts are difficult to find. I had a nice 113 wood lathe that I was going to rebuild. But, after checking on parts, the availability and the overall quality of the unit, I took it to the local auction house to get rid of it. I got so frustrated trying to find parts. I wish you luck on your quest – it might be that ebay is the only place?

-- Dave in Minnesota - If it ain't broke, improve it!

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dschlic1

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#3 posted 05-22-2013 05:14 PM

Try SearsPartsDirect.com Enter the model number of your saw. Sear still has parts for many of these saws.

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Craftsman70

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#4 posted 05-22-2013 06:42 PM

I just finished up doing the same as you. I found every part I needed was available either at searspartsdirect.com or ebay. I know what you mean about prices on replacing the whole arbor, but those used arbors may not have good bearings. With the age of the saw, the original bearings are almost always going to need replaced because the grease oxidizes and gels up. I tried cheap bearings and got the whole thing back together and found the arbor wobbled. So do yourself a favor and cough up the money for the expensive bearings from sears.
That arbor tilt screw is pretty cheap on ebay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/RIDGID-CRAFTSMAN-TABLE-SAW-TILT-SCREW-NUT-/310301309146?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item483f6638da if you hurry.

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#5 posted 05-22-2013 07:02 PM

I have owned a Mod. 113 TS since 1989. It has served me well. True, the fence is a pain, but it is all I have ever had, so I am used to working around the shortcomings. Besides, it doesn’t make sense to me to spend more on a fence upgrade than the saw is worth. A couple other observations: On my saw, the height and tilt adjustment wheels were made of plastic. After a couple decades of use, they stripped out. Rather than spend a bunch on replacements, I made my own – which work better than the originals, anyway. Also, I recommend you replace the belt with a link belt. After reading about them on LJ, I picked up a link belt at Harbor Freight and it had an immediate and surprising effect on my saw’s performance – not just smoother, but more power, too.

-- Dave K.

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MD3

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#6 posted 05-23-2013 01:53 PM

Thanks for all the feedback guys! Gonna try some new bearings and the tilt screw.

-- Matt Daley | MD3 | http://md3furniture.com

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