Craftsman Radial Saw Motor

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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.
I've surfed previous messges in this group, and a recurring theme mentions a centrifugal switch that's supposed to cut out the starting circuit. But neither the Sears psrts listing nor the motor itself reveals anything that looks like a switch. Am I somehow missing it?
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Frank Rowe wrote:

My 30 yr. old Sears RAS had a bearing problem....A local electric motor repair guy fixed it for $90.00 (bearings are epoxied in place). At the very least I'd find a shop to check yours out especially if your unsure about the problem (the motor isn't particularly difficult to remove)....I assume you did try the reset switch (little red button on the motor)? After my repair I picked up a spare running Sears saw (no wood table) for $20.00 on Craigs list, I wanted the metal base for my sons "saw to be" (he scrounged up a motor and post in a trade for something) and the rest as spare parts for mine. The Craigs list here over a few months has quite a few used Sears saws for $35.00 to $150. Rod
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Frank Rowe wrote:

You're not going to find a third-party motor for that saw--the casing is made specifically for that use, it's not a standard off-the-shelf part. You might find a similar saw on ebay from which you can swap the motor.
Find a good electrical shop--assuming that nothing proprietary and unobtainable is broken in it then should be able to rebuild it as good as new.
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It is hard to imagine that a motor that is only 20 years old can't be repaired. Take it to an electrical motor shop.
Sears motors of that vintage were made by Emerson Electric. The motor is no longer made because Sears sent all the business to China.
You may not be able to identify the switch as a separate part. It might be part of the armature; it certainly needs to be directly connected to the armature. But people at an electrical motor shop would certainly know. If that switch did not disconnect the start winding, you may be in for a big bill because start windings are not designed for continuous use. Hence, it may have burned out and need to be replaced.
However, the switch may not be the problem. Usually the part that fails is the capacitor. The motor usually will not start if the capacitor is bad (and I must say that untrained people like me have a hard time telling that the capacitor is gone to heaven).
Jim
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In case you haven't already gotten it, your model saw is eligible for a repair kit from the website http://www.radialarmsawrecall.com /
This has nothing to do with your motor problem, but if you end up fixing and keeping the saw this kit might be useful to you.
From the website: "WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Emerson Tool Co., of St. Louis, Mo., is recalling about 3.7 million Craftsman radial arm saws for repair. These radial arm saws were sold without a guard that covers the entire blade. Consumers have come into contact with the blade or have been hit by pieces of wood kicked back by the saws, resulting in severe injuries. CPSC and Emerson have received about 300 reports of injuries while using these saws. Injuries include hand and finger amputations; lacerated hands, arms and fingers; fractured hands and fingers; and facial injuries.
Emerson is offering a free repair kit that provides a complete blade guard. Consumers should stop using their Craftsman radial arm saws immediately and call Emerson Tool Co. to determine if their saw is recalled and to ensure that they have proper safety and use instructions. Consumers should have the model and serial numbers of their saw available when they call."
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I don't know which one you have in particular, but is it anything like 113.29410 ? Thats the one that I have and on the Sears parts site they are still showing it. It made me think about mine because mine is about the same vintage.
Hope it might help.
Jack Atlanta, GA

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I have a 113.198210, that works. If the motor fits yours, maybe we can work something out. I actually have 2 RAS the old style (with no digital readout) and the one above that the digital readout is not working. I don't need 2 saws. I am in Raleigh NC Frank

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If the motor has burned out why dont you take it to a motor rewind specialist shop. It would be cheaper and you get all the same specs as you started with rather than trying to find a matching motor. My mate runs such a shop which is only 50 yards away from my workshop and he is very handy when needing any questions answered regarding elctrics and motors etc. Unfortunately he is several thousand miles from you as I am in Scotland!

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