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Forum topic by winguy45 posted 12-26-2013 05:28 PM 1262 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-26-2013 05:28 PM

Hello and thank you so much for letting me join. I am not a serious woodworker but I do a lot of around the house projects. I just bought an older Sears Table Saw for very cheap due to the fact the motors pulley was dented so the saw vibrated real rough. But it still cuts straight. The model is a 113.298032. Because of the vibrating or the fact the previous owner overtightened and ruined the pivot screw. I can find the pulley, pivot screw, and washer. But I cannot find the “Spring Washer”. Sears list it as part number #6423 but says it is unavailable. Is there any replacement available? And if so what is it and where can I get one. Or is there something that will work. I cannot find the original, it was never there. Thank you for your help…..Jimmy

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#1 posted 12-26-2013 08:37 PM

Try They have many parts for many manufacturers. Older Craftsman may be a stretch though.


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#2 posted 12-26-2013 08:46 PM

The 113 designates it as an Emerson saw and it’s a nice little saw.

You could probably just make your own spring washer – buy the right size washer, saw 3 or 4 kerfs in it and bend the tabs down. Voila! Spring washer!

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#3 posted 12-26-2013 10:16 PM

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#4 posted 12-26-2013 11:35 PM

I have a slightly,different model. One major,suggestion. Install a PALS kit and a v belt. You won’t believe the difference:

I thought about replacing the pulleys, but my saw runs so well with just these changes, I’ve just fine with that.

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#5 posted 12-27-2013 04:09 AM

Hello and thank you for all the suggestions. I looked all over and couldn’t find the spring washer. I am not even sure of what it looks like. There was just a normal lock washer on it. The pulley was badly bent so it all had to come off. But that washer is being a real pain in the you what….

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#6 posted 12-27-2013 04:52 AM

I just looked that up, but to confirm, you are talking about a washer back on the motor tensioner? If that is the case, I’m not sure its all that important a part and I’d go with the make your own or a regular lock washer.
I did buy machined pulleys and a link belt for mine and it made a big improvement. However, if I were to do it again I’d probably get the less expensive serpentine belt and pulleys from ebay:

Good luck, and get us some pictures when you make progress.

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#7 posted 12-27-2013 07:49 AM

Yes Craftsman70 it’s the motor tensioner or pivot screw. I can find a lock washer that looks like what was on there so it might have to do for now. I would like to thank everyone for there help. I will get pictures of up as soon as I get it all together. I am going to need about four men and a boy to get that saw lifted onto its stand. It is flaming heavy. But that is one of the reasons I bought it. I paid $50 for it, but it does need the miter gauge and a new pulley on the motor. Besides that it is in real good shape. I looked at that new one at Sears that had the laser guide but it is over $300. And just don’t seem as strong. I like old things anyway, there built to last. But if anyone has a cheap miter gauge throw me a PM. Thanks everyone!!!

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