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Mainiac Matt

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03-16-2014 02:27 AM

Topic tags/keywords: craftsman emmerson rigid 113 table saw 10

There are many out there like it, but you wont find one this nice!

Purchased new and well cared for. Several extras and upgrades. Carefully tuned and performing at the top of her game.

Extras include:
1. The best fence Sears ever put on this series saw. Very accurate! no need to upgrade.
2. Oldham 40 tooth carbide blade and OEM Sears 20 tooth blade. All carbide tips present and sharp.
3. Rigid mobile base.
4. Rigid dust collection chute, with 2.5” shop vac and 4” DC hook ups.
5. 5 ZCI blanks cut from 1/2” birch plywood.
6. Laminate top applied over cast iron grid wings.
7. All manuals, OEM blade wrench and a very nice OEM miter gauge.
8. Belt is in great condition.
9. Wired for 110v, but can be switched to 220v.
10. Blade guard is perfectly aligned and in great shape.

This saw is in tip top shape. Blade is aligned within .002” to miter slot and fence is dead on. The motor and belt drive run very smooth. Arbor is tight and threads & nut undamaged. Top is flat and smooth, slick with paste wax and only a couple small stains and some patina.

Very fairly priced at $250.
Come see it run and pick up in southern Maine.

Or, I will carefully brake down and pack in suitable foam padding and double wall corrugated container for an extra $25. And you pay actual UPS ground shipping cost.

This saw has been very good to me, and I to it. I upgraded to a cabinet saw last year, and I need the space.

I’ll be sorry to see it go, and you’ll be happy to own it.

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!


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#1 posted 03-16-2014 02:30 AM

If I didn’t just buy a saw I would JUMP ON THIS! great price great saw!

awaiting approval of my first post of my initial thoughts on my new Steel City purchase.

Paul

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#2 posted 03-16-2014 02:31 AM

Nice setup, Matt. Someone is going to get a very solid saw.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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#3 posted 03-16-2014 02:40 AM

How wide can it rip?

-- Stan

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Mainiac Matt

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#4 posted 03-16-2014 02:59 AM

24-1/2” on both left and right…. The fence can be easily shifted to either side to increase the capacity to ~ 36”, but you’d have to remove the plastic end cap and then you’re scales would be off and require replacing. You can get stick on scales at Woodcraft for ~$9

When Rigid sold this exact same saw, they sold it right from the factory with the fence shifted over for 36” on the right side.

I was going to install a router table on the right side and shift the fence over, but I scored a smoking deal on a cabinet saw (though it needed a total rehab).

For full disclosure, I pealed off the scale on the left side of the fence in preparation to shift it over to the right. But then I got the new saw and never completed the mod. But I’m right handed and in the ~11 years I’ve owned the saw, I never once used the scale on the left.

The scale on the right side is dead on.

I just used the saw today to rip a couple 11’ 1×6s and it cut very smoothly.

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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freddy1962

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#5 posted 03-16-2014 10:04 AM

I ran the exact same saw for 17 years. I went to a Delta Uni last year. Reason being I broke the arbor casting. I loved the Craftsman and never replaced it because it just kept going. I ran 8/4 hardwoods throughout this time with no problems. The above fence is actually quite good. On mine, I had built a custom 3” angle iron stand, with a 5’ wide and 6’ long outfeed table. It all rolled as one unit. I do miss my old saw, it was a good one. 250 is a really good price for this saw. Having the original factory mill marks, so evident, states it probably was very well taken care of.

-- JEFF Illinois (Banks of the Mississippi)

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#6 posted 03-16-2014 12:15 PM

Matt, I have the same saw with all the bells and whistles and I love it…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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#7 posted 03-16-2014 01:15 PM

Any idea of the weight for a shipping cost estimation?

-- Stan

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Mainiac Matt

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#8 posted 03-16-2014 01:20 PM

Marty… your fence looks just like the ones I’ve seen on the Rigid version of the 113. So I’m guessing it’s a year or two newer than mine. They made the fence a little longer and put the spacer strut on the right side.

For those not so familiar with the “history” of these 113 series saws, Emerson made them exclusively for Sears for ages, with the same basic table, motor mount and trunion set up. the wings were stamped sheet metal on the older ones and the fence really left something to be desired. On the newer ones, they went with skeleton frame cast and ground wings and the extruded AL fence.

At some point the marketing weenies put their noses into the story and started playing games with the HP rating using the term “peak developed”, which was far less than honest. To get the true HP rating you need to look at the motor name plate (which they can’t cheat on). This saw pulls a max 13 amp at 120. That’s 1.56 KW, or ~1-3/4 HP.

Sears canceled their deal with Emerson around Y2K, and Rigid picked up the line for several years.

You’ll find a LOT of people running these 113 series saws for years and years, as they were quite well built.

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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Woodwrecker

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#9 posted 03-16-2014 01:36 PM

Matt,
If I wasn’t afraid of the shipping cost to Florida, I’d sure consider this buy.
It’s a heck of a deal.

-- Having fun...Eric

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Mainiac Matt

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#10 posted 03-17-2014 01:53 AM

Saw is sold. The first guy to come look at it jumped at it.

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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#11 posted 03-17-2014 02:08 AM

Dag nabbit Matt, I had the truck warmed up and ready to head that way at daylight…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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#12 posted 03-17-2014 02:08 AM

Good for both you and the buyer.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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#13 posted 03-17-2014 01:02 PM

A day late & $250.00 short!!!

I was going to sneak into your shop & steal it.
I figured you may not notice it missing!!! ;^)

Glad you were able to add to your tool/machine/wood budget!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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#14 posted 03-17-2014 01:51 PM

Glad to hear it sold. Looked incredible. I have the same saw and I love it.

Out of curiosity, was there anything special you had to do to get the fence dialed in to the measurement gauge?

I picked my saw up used and it didn’t come with the manual.

I have a day blocked off coming up to put my PALS on the saw, align the blade to the miter, grease everything up and get the fence and the scale lined up.

-- Steve. Visit my website http://www.campbellwoodworking.com

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Mainiac Matt

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#15 posted 03-17-2014 02:46 PM

It’s been a long while, but if I remember correctly….

I put a ground steel straight edge in the miter slot, loosened up the fence adjustments, set the fence to the straight edge and then tightened up the adjustments.

To get the blade parallel to the slot, I fussed, and loosened, and tapped, and tightened, and fussed and did it all over again and again for several hours.

I didn’t know about PALS at the time, and if I ever had to do it again, I would definitely install them, as the way I did it was a royal PITA.

Good luck with yours.

It was a very capable saw, but when opportunity knocked to salvage a 3 HP Jet cabinet saw (covered with rust and grime) from the scrap trailer at work for $100, I jumped. I put up an extensive rehab blog if anyone is interested. I didn’t let the Craftsman go until I knew the Jet was going to perform reliably though, as the 113 never let me down.

The guy who bought the Craftsman was a former bubble head like me, so I was glad to see him get a good deal.

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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