Craftsman 113 series table saw alignment troubles

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Forum topic by dan2176 posted 12-02-2013 02:09 PM 1313 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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12-02-2013 02:09 PM

Topic tags/keywords: craftsman 113 series table saw alignment

I picked up 2 older craftsman 113 series (113.299040, and 113.298032) of CL a while back and have been working on refurbishing them into one good table saw. I tore them down, cleaned everything up and reassembled. I have a set of PALS and aligning the blade to the miter slot with a home made jig and dial calipers was easy. With the motor on I aligned it with the blade raised to it’s highest position (like all the how to’s say) and got it to .001 front of the blade to back (using the same mark on the blade). I thought life was pretty good, then I thought I’d check it with only about only about an inch of the blade above the table. It was off by .02 over a distance of about 2 inches of the blade vs .001 over 9 inches. Put the blade height back at the highest position and verified it was still .001. So I thought it was something with the cradle or part that held the arbor. Swap those out (remember I have two similar models) still same issue. Has anyone else had this issue with the 113 series? Did I just get two bum saws? Nothing appears cracked or damaged, no run-out or wobble in the arbor. I was going to see if I could snag another 113 TS for $40 if others have had good luck getting them in good alignment at all blade heights.

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#1 posted 12-02-2013 07:46 PM

That’s a common problem with contractor saws, and is caused by the trunnion mounting bosses not being co-planer. To correct it you need to put shims beneath the appropriate trunnion mounts.

This link shows how to do it:

-- Joe

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