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WalkerTexasRanger

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11-06-2014 03:03 AM

I have an old cast iron sears craftsman 10 inch table saw 113 series. Somehow the blade has gotten out of square. The end of the blade closest to the motor has a slight angle to the right. It is causing me to bind up when I rip boards. I can’t find any adjustments screws or settings. Anyone have any advice on how to square up the blade on this model? WTR


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sawdustjunkie

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#1 posted 11-06-2014 03:10 AM

There are many different models of the 113. The first thing you should do is take the blade off and lay it flat to see if you actually warped the blade.
The 113 have a table mounted trunion and there are 2 bolts on the front trunion and 2 on the back.
You need to loosen them just enough to allow you to align the blade to the miter slot.
There are mayn videos onlint that show you how to do this.

-- Steve: Franklin, WI

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#2 posted 11-06-2014 03:12 AM

You’ll have to loosen the trunions under the top to square the blade to the miter slots. Its not terribly hard, but it’s kind of a pain in the butt. Totally worth it order the table saw PALS system that fits your table saw in my opinion. I would also recommend reaching out to KnottScott on this forum…he is the resident table saw expert.

-- Steve

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Case101

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#3 posted 11-06-2014 03:26 AM

What is the full model number?
I maybe able to help as I have a 113

-- John, New Jersey

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WalkerTexasRanger

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#4 posted 11-06-2014 02:02 PM

113.27521. Thanks WTR

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#5 posted 11-06-2014 02:05 PM

You need to unlock tilt adjustment wheel before trying to move the trunnion. The tilt lock will prevent the trunnion from moving.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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WalkerTexasRanger

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#6 posted 11-06-2014 02:17 PM

Steve and John, Thanks. I am fairly new to this. Let me describe what I’ve already tried. I loosened what I thought are the trunion bolts. These bolts are machined into the bottom side of the saw table top. Are you saying that there is some “play” in the bolt holes of the trunion that will give me some slight alignment? Thanks WTR

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WalkerTexasRanger

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#7 posted 11-06-2014 02:26 PM

What a great blog site!!!! Thanks everyone. The last blog I was on was useless. Now that I feel like I’ve found some expertise; let me explain my other question. I received this saw from my uncle who was an excellent craftsman.He was disabled that last few years of his life so it has not been used regularly for some time. Someone has inserted a belt tightening bolt and slide on the motor mount to provide additional tension to the belt. Is this necessary or causing further harm? I thought the weight of the motor would/should provide sufficient tension. My main problem is that my saw blade is binding up when I rip anything longer than 12”. On closer inspection, I presumed that the binding was caused by the blade being “off square.” Any thoughts or comments would be appreciated. Thanks, WTR

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#8 posted 11-06-2014 02:51 PM

The weight of the motor should be plenty. The belt might be a lil bigger than it should maybe?

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#9 posted 11-06-2014 02:51 PM

I doubt the belt tension is the issue (but make sure the motor and trunnion pulleys are aligned) The blade and/or fence is probably out of square.
If you loosen the trunnion bolts, this will give you a tiny amount of “wiggle room” to move the blade/trunnion in square with the miter slot. In my experience, its better to leave the bolts snug(ish) while adjusting. Loosening the bolts too much just encourages the trunnion to move around while you re-torque the bolts. Once done, you can square the fence to the miter slot or the blade.
If this saw has the stock, entry level fence….keeping it square to the blade is a never-ending adventure.

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Case101

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#10 posted 11-06-2014 02:51 PM

Here is a link to the manual Here is another

-- John, New Jersey

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WalkerTexasRanger

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#11 posted 11-06-2014 02:55 PM

Now that you bring it up …. the fence is old and loose. I usually end up blocking and clamping the fence down to prevent it from moving. I didn’t know if the teeth in the fence were worn out and sloppy or if the teeth on the table top rail or worn out and sloppy. Any advice on that?

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Case101

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#12 posted 11-06-2014 03:00 PM

Are you trying to revive the saw because of it’s history in your family?
Wondering if you maybe better off searching around and looking into getting a new saw?
CL maybe a start.

-- John, New Jersey

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WalkerTexasRanger

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#13 posted 11-06-2014 03:04 PM

I have had the same thoughts!!!! It’s too big for a paperweight and too small for desk. I’ll try this adjustment first. What is “CL”?

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WalkerTexasRanger

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#14 posted 11-06-2014 03:05 PM

And, thanks for the manual link. I’ve been trying to find one.

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David_H

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#15 posted 11-06-2014 03:37 PM

CL is craigslist. Do yourself a favor and get the Pals. They will have you a whole lot of headache.
You can get them here: http://www.amazon.com/PALS-CTS-alignment-kit/dp/B0036B0V22/ref=sr_1_12?ie=UTF8&qid=1415287902&sr=8-12&keywords=Pals

I would also look for a better fence, liek this one:
http://www.amazon.com/DELTA-36-T30-30-Inch-Fence-System/dp/B000H0R1S2/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1415288201&sr=8-7&keywords=table+saw+fence

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