I have a 20+ year old Craftsman Radial Arm Saw (model 113.199450), on
which the motor just burned out. Sears (noth the website and the phone
help people) says they can no longer get that motor because it's not
made anymore. The motor part # was 63608. Neither can I get parts for
it. At this point, the answer I get from Sears is to just pop on over
to my local Sears store & buy a new saw. However, that's about $600
more than I was hoping to spend.
Are there any other sources in the world for replacement motors? I've
googled the model & part numbers ti no avail. I was hoping someone
here knew of another electric motor source.
These folks are great to deal with, and hey know their products! I'll
bet if you call them with every number off the motor itself, and the
basic dimensions, (Length, diameter, shaft diameter, horsepower,
etc.), they can fix you up with a motor. Motors are mostly universal
and generic. If there is anything special, it would be a mounting
bracket that can be swapped out from the original;. That doesn't
happen very often.
Well, it happened in this case -- this for a RAS which use integral
motors, not external mounts. The advice for a rewind shop is best bet.
Otherwise, somebody suggested Emerson as a last resort, but usually
built-for-brand parts are available only through the distributor of the
branded item, not the OEM so that's unlikely to be successful (but, of
course, no worse off than already and worth a shot).
The other alternative if it isn't a critical production item would be to
start the search for used similar machines either as a replacement parts
supply machine or to simply swap to a newer/different saw at less than
new price. RAS saws typically don't sell for very high prices so good
deals can be had if one has the time to be at least somewhat patient.
??? The place I mentioned can supply a replacement motor, as can any
electrical suppy house I've ever encountered. The motor was not custom
designed for that radial arm saw. A standard motor was specified by
whomever designed the saw. All you need is any numbers found on the
motor, and some dimensional information. This is not rocket science.
Then again, maybe the OP doesn't know the difference between "burned
out" and "just needs a new set of brushes installed".
You still didn't answer how you absolutely know with such extreme
confidence that it was a standard part. It isn't at all unusual for OEMs
to specify special designs to cut cost.
As I mentioned I had one of those saws (maybe even the same model #). It
was more of a nostalgia thing to get a replacement motor than value
because those saws were not well made because anything could kick them
out of adjustment.
I disassembled the motor housing and took careful measurements and
photos. It was a specially made unit and we couldn't find it or even
anything close that could be modified.
I was easily able to obtain the guts to replace the motor on my late 1950's era
cast iron DeWalt. You just need to know who to ask.
Another common issue on the old ones was that they would get packed with sawdust
to the point where they wouldn't run, or would overheat.
We still don't know what is wrong with the OP's motor. He didn't give much
OK, but what does that have to do with the 80's era sears radial arm saw
I am actually quite aware who to ask and as I explained I had a similar
saw and a replacement motor didn't exist.
If you're in or near a fairly large city, you should be able to find an
electric motor shop. Ask around some of the older hardware stores or check
the yellow pages. I know there are several here in the KC area. You could
always ship it to them if necessary.
Do you know FOR SURE that the motor's burned out ?
Hard to do unless you've been sawing granite.
A common prob with Craftsman R.A. saw motors;
Sawdust packs into the start centrifugal switch.
Motor hmmmms when you turn it on, but won't run.
Pull the end cap, brush out all the packed sawdust.
Motor should be good for another 100 hours of run time.
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