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Forum topic by vskgaming posted 08-23-2014 11:11 PM 1167 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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vskgaming

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08-23-2014 11:11 PM

Hello all,

First of all thank you for all the help the members have been providing all this time.

I have an opportunity to buy this 12” table saw. According to the owner

1. It is in working condition
2. 110V
3. 11 amp
4. 8100 RPM
5. has all the parts

I already have a craftsman 113 and will be buying this saw just o fix it up and if i can, use it or sell it off. Not looking to make any kind of profit if i have to sell it. The cost is $100 and is somewhat negotiable (may be $70??)

I understand that this is an older saw and the parts might be hard to get and can be a problem. Also accessories for a 12inch saw can get costly compared to 10inch saw.

My questions are:

1. Is it worth buying this saw for general use (once every 2 weeks or so)?
2. Does anyone on LJs use this saw?
3. Stay away and keep using craftsman 113?
4. From the pictures below do you see any obvious parts missing?

All opinions are welcome and thank you very much in advance. Also i can go check out the saw and run a few test pieces to make sure it is running.

The second picture shows the side wings are also included.

BTW i will be keeping my craftsman 113 also.

-- VSKGAMING


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#1 posted 08-25-2014 02:52 AM

Update: Since i did not get any response here and my internet research didnt yield much information, i did not buy the saw.

Vik

-- VSKGAMING

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#2 posted 08-26-2014 01:15 AM

Owwm.com
Learn how to search is key. I’ve been on the web for over 20 years and only asked one question and the answers are so stupid I just learned how to search and go to the answer. Do you realize they actually teach a semester long course in college and how do you search engines. Wardspowercraft is actually made by toolkraft in Springfield Massachusetts and last I looked there was a site for parts. There is a saying that goes give a man a fish and eats for a day, teach a man to fish and he eats for a lifetime.

-- Working smarter with less tools is a true crafts person...

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#3 posted 08-26-2014 01:18 AM

Thank you Rick :)

What I meant by my research did not yield much info is, I did not find as much info as one would for a craftsman saw. Also I did not wanted to get myself into a spot where I will need to put in more money to fix it than I would have wanted.

That’s why wanted to check if anyone has info on this saw.

Yes I do as much research as I can before I post anything on any forum..not just here. You just assumed I didn’t do any research before posting.

-- VSKGAMING

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#4 posted 08-26-2014 03:53 PM

http://www.toolkraft.com/
http://vintagemachinery.org/mfgIndex/detail.aspx?id=863&tab=0

You couldn’t find that? What else do you need to know?

-- Working smarter with less tools is a true crafts person...

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#5 posted 08-26-2014 03:56 PM

Thank you again Rick :)

-- VSKGAMING

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#6 posted 08-26-2014 04:50 PM

I used to live on the other side of town from the factory.
I just bought a table saw that was made in norway and I’m not worried even though they aren’t distibuted in the US anymore. I fix old tools that I can’t get original parts for all the time. Been doing it for 40 years.

-- Working smarter with less tools is a true crafts person...

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#7 posted 08-26-2014 04:56 PM

Rick I am a diy person and mechanically inclined, but not to the extent as you and many people on LJs.

I try my best and do it as a hobby which won’t take much time away from family and work and on a tight budget too.

-- VSKGAMING

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