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Forum topic by PhilBello posted 08-14-2014 01:14 AM 451 views 0 times favorited 14 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-14-2014 01:14 AM

Topic tags/keywords: craftsman pad locking lever tablesaw

Does anyone have any idea where I can get parts for a Craftsman Table Saw (Model No. 315284620)? unfortunately the plastic ‘Pad’ (Part Number: 089037008040) which sits under the blade angle locking lever, snapped some time ago, I have been making do with a washer that I bent to fit, but it is not ideal, and the blade keeps moving.

The only site I have found so far is eReplacementParts.com, the part is $3.69, I went to order two, and for a one to two month delivery, with no guarantee of it arriving in Colombia they want $17 plus duty to be paid on arrival, for a 1 week delivery with duty paid they want $62…just for two plastic discs, I can’t believe it!

Any contact details would be gratefully received, thanks

-- If you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain - Steven Wright


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#1 posted 08-14-2014 01:26 AM

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#2 posted 08-14-2014 01:30 AM

Thanks Beatnik, I have already looked there, they don’t ship internationally

-- If you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain - Steven Wright

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#3 posted 08-14-2014 01:38 AM

I would make the part. It looks like a plastic washer with a
detail. You could concoct a router jig to cut the detail.

Alternately it could be done by hand using files. I have done
this sort of thing before.

Considering the silly costs of getting the part I’ll suggest
you might want to spend your money on files.

-- http://lawoodworking.com

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#4 posted 08-14-2014 01:46 AM

Hi Loren, that is certainly an idea, you are right, it was little more than a washer with detail. You would be a brave man to put anything that size near a router, I might give it a go with the file, it would certainly be an improvement on my current effort.
Thanks for the idea!

-- If you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain - Steven Wright

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#5 posted 08-14-2014 01:49 AM

Lowes here sells nylon spacers you could cut down and like Loren said, file the cove.

Is this ryobi the same part ?

http://www.ereplacementparts.com/pad-p-839630.html

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#6 posted 08-14-2014 01:56 AM

Phil,

I was going to be clever and say here, but you’ve been there done that. Looked on ebay but no response to that number although they have tons of craftsman saw parts.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#7 posted 08-14-2014 02:04 AM

Hi Beatnik, it certainly looks the same part, and has the same number, funny that it is so much cheaper!

You’re right Tom, been there and there aren’t any.

There are certainly disadvantages to living in Colombia, one being that they don’t yet have good on line sales, of anything! If you want a part for a tool, you can spend days traipsing around the DIY and Specialist shops and come up empty. At the moment I use Aeropost in Miami to forward items to me, but unless it is a recognised company they deal with, I have to buy it from the company and have them send it to Miami, unfortunately in this case they will only do so, if my card address matches Aerpost, and my Bank wont play ball! looks like the file will be coming out after all.

-- If you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain - Steven Wright

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#8 posted 08-14-2014 02:22 AM

If you think it through and have a chunk of something you could make one easily. First run a square piece through the router table with a round nose bit. Then to the drill press for the center hole and od with hole saw. Last, cut the piece from the block.

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#9 posted 08-14-2014 02:27 AM

You can believe it. Shipping costs have gone through the roof. Apparently there is no government control and the consumer gets skinned again. I buy Red Cedar boards from a wholesaler in Tenn. and the cost of shipping the wood is always less than the shipping, One recent order, the wood was $63.50 and the shipping (by ground with UPS) was $77.45. It still cost me less than trying to buy the same lumber locally.

I recently shipped an item to a buyer in Leon, Mexico. USPS said they could guarantee it delivered there in 7-9 days and with $200 insurance they charged me $64.35. The package went to a U,S. Customs fascility in Cincinati, OH where it stayed for 17 days. It went from there to a port of entry in Mexico where it stayed for 41 more days before sending it back to me. No reason for returning it. Good thing I had bought the Postal insurance….wrong!

After a month of filling out forms, emails and phone calls I was told it was Mexico’s fault and they refused to honor the insurance. On a whim, I filed a claim against them in Small Claims Court. Hearing was set last July but before it got that far, it was moved to a U.S. Federal Dist. Court. I then learned I would have to have a lawyer file the paperwork for me. They also told me that a suit for $245.00 would be considered frivolous and would never be heard.

I guess it is really a case that the Post Office is an independent business when it wants to be and an entity of the Federal Government when it better suits them. They don’t have any responsibility to deliver and their insurance is worthless. And then they are puzzled that they lose several billion dollar every year. They are on the “Get Rid of List” right behind the IRS.

-- If trees could scream, would we still cut them down. We might, if they did it all the time for no good reason

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#10 posted 08-14-2014 02:36 AM

Thanks Beatnik, that certainly sounds doable, I’ll have to go and look for something suitable to work with, but it doesn’t sound as daunting now. I certainly haven’t got anything here, we only moved in in March, and I haven’t had time to accumulate my rubbish yet! Many thanks

-- If you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain - Steven Wright

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#11 posted 08-14-2014 03:34 AM

Some white kitchen cutting boards are Delrin of HDPE and pretty easy to work with.

http://www.plasticmentor.com/486/hdpe-sheet-same-as-dupont-delrin-acetal-materials/

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#12 posted 08-14-2014 10:53 AM

Sorry for the delay in replying Beatnik, it was bed time here!! :) yet another good idea, I’m sure the wife won’t miss it!

I’ll let you know how I get on.

Thanks to everyone for your comments I appreciate you taking the time.

-- If you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain - Steven Wright

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#13 posted 08-15-2014 11:01 PM

I think the problem has been solved, I found the Craftsman Service Agent, and went to see him this morning, they can no longer get the part, but another Customer had the same problem last week, and went next door, and they milled one out of brass, apparently it works fine, so I went next door, and will have my replacement on Tuesday!

Apparently anyone who buys new Craftsman products in Colombia, does not have the ‘Craftsman’ guarantee, they have the Colombian version, because in many cases, it would cost them too much to have the part shipped from the U.S. if they have the part, they will replace it, if they don’t but they can get it fabricated, they will, otherwise…tough! buy a new one!

-- If you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain - Steven Wright

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#14 posted 08-16-2014 09:20 PM

That’s great. Should be a breeze to make on the mill.

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