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Forum topic by Henrymalik19 posted 06-25-2013 01:33 AM 1062 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-25-2013 01:33 AM

hello all i am looking to find cheap replacement parts for my craftsmans 113.298842 table saw. I know about sears direct but if i could i would like to find cheaper…. i am for sure in need of a new arbor and bearing…....also just wondering but can cast iron be painted? i was cleaning off my cradle and it still looks a little rust…i wanted to maybe paint it to make it look nicer..

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#1 posted 06-25-2013 02:46 AM

There are a bunch of places that sell after-market parts, such as, but not all of them have stuff for Craftsman tools. Sometimes, since Sears just re-badges other manufacturers tools, if you can find the model sold under a different name, you can get them that way. E-bay is another source for parts, although the selection is hit-or-miss depending on what you need at the time. As for bearings, those are stock items and can be purchased much cheaper at your local bearing supplier or on-line supplier like Accurate Bearing. Stay away from auto-parts stores or similar places for bearings and stick with a reputable dealer. And yes, cast iron can be painted. Check for some great examples.


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#2 posted 06-25-2013 02:13 PM

i wanted to maybe paint it to make it look nicer..

absolutely a waste of time, IMHO. it won’t positively impact the saw’s performance at all, so don’t bother. try the guys at M & D mower:

they stock a lot of parts for those 113 saws that were built by emerson electric for both sears and ridgid.

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#3 posted 06-25-2013 03:18 PM

Its your saw if you want to paint it, paint it. if you want to take care of a little rust go the the auto department of walmart look for the auto paint then look for a product that changes rust to a hard oxide and paint it on. this will convert the rust to a dark almost black. you can prime and paint over this if you want to. In my opinion tools should be left close to their natural state unless they are so far gone to be a danger or unusable then a full restoration is called for. to me each ding and scar is a bit of history, even if not your history.


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#4 posted 06-25-2013 06:18 PM

And the paint color that is nearly identical to the original is Rustoleum Charcoal Gray that I found is stocked in Gloss 12oz spray cans at most HDs. I’d have preferred semigloss, but since I just used it on the stand and the internal castings it didn’t matter that much.

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#5 posted 06-25-2013 06:21 PM

oh, and for bearings, don’t buy cheap ones on ebay as I did the first time. After putting the arbor back together I found the cheap bearings had too much play in them. I ended up ordering the over priced ones from I’m sure other places can get the better bearings too, but I didn’t want to take the chance. If you try another supplier and have good luck, please let us know.

I was able to find just about every other part I needed from ebay.

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