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10-20-2008 03:11 AM

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I want to rewire from 220 to 110. It is a radial arm saw Craftsman Contractor Series model no. 113.196420.
I,m sure you inteligent folk here can help me.
I seem to remember that when dad bought the saw he rewired it (switched two wires) and changed the plug. The plug has is three prong, one neutral and two that are horizontal. (two sideways from your standard home plug.)
I don’t have 220 in the garage so I want to rewire the saw to 110 and have had no luck with web serch or serch for manual. I took the cover off of the end of the motor but did not even see any wires that looked easy to move.

Any help with resorces to rewire will be appreciated.

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#1 posted 10-20-2008 03:50 AM

Here’s a link to the service manual for your saw If you can’t get it to open, the manual says that you remove the pan head screw from the top of the motor cover and there is a 110/220 switch in side. Switch it to 110 and replace the plug on the cord for a 110 outlet.

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#2 posted 10-20-2008 07:18 AM

Thank you very much! I have not had any luck finding a manual and 1 hour after posting here you have it for me. Well it’s saved to my puter now. I really appreciate you telling me how to do it and not making me find it. Finding a screwdriver to fit in there was no easy chore I finally used a flexdrive extention. Then the x#*^!@ plastic cover could only be wiggled out of the way a littleThen of coarse the blade and guard blocked the view of where the switch is. Luckly my grand daughter is now living with me, so I took a sred from the mirror she broke today and dangled it in front of the switch. Reached in with a wire and switched it over to 110. I couldn’t have done it without you tenontim. Thanks again

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#3 posted 01-17-2010 05:20 PM

Does anyone know the price of this saw, Craftsman Contractor Series model no. 113.196420, when it was new? I purchased it in 1993 and I am trying to update my inventory sheet. Thanks

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#4 posted 01-17-2010 10:56 PM

Greetings DGood. I have the Craftsman 10” Radial Arm Saw model # 113.197150 that my wife bought me for my birthday. This saw was purchased new in 1986, and she said she paid a little over $500.00 for it. As a matter of fact, I still had the receipt in my manual: $508.67 total with tax and all. Hopes this helps with your inventory sheet.

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#5 posted 01-18-2010 03:08 PM

Thanks Rick, while not the same RAS it does help in pricing mine. I appreciate it.

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