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deparrott

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01-05-2015 11:21 PM

Up until today I would have to say I my Craftsman 10” 113 has never let me down since I bought it in about in about 1983. It’s a new day now and the guys at the motor repair shop said the motor is dead. I’m not a motor expert but something about the worn bushings that are obsolete causing it not to run. Probably a worn shaft also. My question is where to get a new motor without breaking the bank. Where should I look? Has anyone ever bought one at Tractor Supply or Harbor Freight? I see labels like compressor motor, farm duty and others but I have no idea what that really means, or if it would work for my saw. It would have to be correct physical size but maybe it’s a standard size.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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#1 posted 01-05-2015 11:44 PM

Check out Grizzly…Great customer service…Give them a call to see if they have one for your Craftsman

http://www.grizzly.com/search?q=table+saw+electric+motor&s=category:Motors

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#2 posted 01-05-2015 11:49 PM

When my C’man 113 TS motor gave up the magic smoke….
I just bought another C’man TS off of Craigslist, for a donor motor.
Much cheaper than a new motor…. That and I ended up with a larger HP motor & CI extension tables!!!

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

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#3 posted 01-05-2015 11:55 PM



When my C man 113 TS motor gave up the magic smoke….
I just bought another C man TS off of Craigslist, for a donor motor.
Much cheaper than a new motor…. That and I ended up with a larger HP motor & CI extension tables!!!

- DIYaholic


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Very valid point. You may find a replacement saw in good condition and junk your current saw all together

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#4 posted 01-06-2015 12:04 AM

I had to replace motor on my 113 a few years back. I don’t recall model or most details but I ordered from Grizzly. The few key things I remember being sure to check for were the frame size (or type) that indicates how the motor mounts, a Totally Enclosed Fan Cooled (TEFC). I did get a motor with a few more amps (maybe 15 vs 13???). I didn’t go too much more because fear or motor weight being too much for the bracket and I have no 220V in shop.

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#5 posted 01-06-2015 12:10 AM

Looked back in my email and I think this is the one I ended up ordering…but don’t recall paying the listed $207 price. I’m thinking it was in the $150 range.

Grizzly G2535

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#6 posted 01-06-2015 12:16 AM

Try Grainger.

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#7 posted 01-06-2015 12:20 AM

Wow, good suggestions.

I had previously thought about buying a second saw for parts. Just yesterday I would have told anyone my motor was running and sounding fine. Not sure I would trust another 30 year old motor.

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#8 posted 01-06-2015 12:31 AM

The donor motor came from a C’man 315 saw….
Not an older 113.

However, if you can’t find a used saw for $100.00 or less…
I would probably spring for the new motor.

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

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#9 posted 01-06-2015 12:33 AM

I’d look to CL first for a donor saw. Check Ebay next.

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deparrott

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#10 posted 01-06-2015 12:45 AM



The donor motor came from a C man 315 saw….
Not an older 113.

I never even thought of using one from a different model. I’ll check CL and E-bay. thanks

-- http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodTurningCity

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#11 posted 01-06-2015 12:52 AM

You can usually find motors on eBay at pretty decent prices. Btw what was the HP rating of the motor you had?

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#12 posted 01-06-2015 12:53 AM

Harbor Freight’s compressor motors can be used on a TS. The designation simply means it’s a motor capable of starting against a load (as you would have with a compressor). Those motors are all TEFC, I believe, which is a definite advantage. The farm duty one is 1750 (approx.) rpms, not so good for a TS>

You may notice that many motors come with a warning, “not for compressor use,” which means they don’t like to start against a big load.

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#13 posted 01-06-2015 02:05 AM



You can usually find motors on eBay at pretty decent prices. Btw what was the HP rating of the motor you had?

- David_H

The HP rating is 1.0, but I have seen some replacing those with the 1.5 for a bit more power.

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#14 posted 01-06-2015 02:08 AM



Looked back in my email and I think this is the one I ended up ordering…but don t recall paying the listed $207 price. I m thinking it was in the $150 range.

Grizzly G2535

- hotbyte


Was it this one? Click here

-- http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodTurningCity

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#15 posted 01-06-2015 03:04 AM

I replaced the 1 HP motor on my 113 motor, it was a nice improvement. If you are replacing i would go no lower than a 1.5 hp. Grizzly has one for a pretty decent price. There is also a 1.5 hp craftsman motor on eBay for a decent price right now.
One thing about the 1.5 HP motor is they come with ball bearings as opposed to the sleeve bearings in the older 1 HP motor. Makes it much easier to maintain.

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