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01-02-2014 03:01 PM

I am considering buying a craftsman table saw model 113.299315 from and individual. It is new still in the box. How much should i pay? And is this a good saw?

-- Glenn Va.

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#1 posted 01-02-2014 03:07 PM

If you haven’t searched LJ already, you’ll find a number of discussions here that will help.

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#2 posted 01-02-2014 04:23 PM

A pic would help clarify some things. IIRC, it’s one of the later Emerson made contractor saws with a belt drive induction motor…..likely 18-25 years old. It’s a good basic contractor saw IMO, and I think it might have one of the upgraded fences….the older stock Emerson fences were pretty bad, but this one’s functional if it’s the one I’m thinking it is. Value depends on a few things….your local market, cast iron wings, fence, condition, extras like mobile base, throat inserts, extensions, and/or any good blades can all impact price. If it has the better fence and steel wings as I’m thinking it does, it might be worth somewhere in the $150-$250 range, depending on condition.

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#3 posted 01-02-2014 05:02 PM

Well a new in box 20 year old saw would be a good find if the price is right. Knottscott’s advice is on the money.

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#4 posted 01-02-2014 06:34 PM

I have a 1996 Craftsman 113.298762 saw and I love it. Pics are on my link below. These saws if in decent condition are a workhorse in the shop and can be a relatively inexpensive way to get a nice shop tool. I’ve slowly upgraded mine over the years. The weak link in the saw is the stock fence.

As Scott says, a pic and more info would really help. I’ve seen saw similar to mine for for 350 here in Texas….if my saw finally dies I will have a tough decision between getting another 113 as I know the saw so well, or getting a saws top.

Get us more info so we can help.

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