I recently bought an old Craftsman Radial Arm ( 113.29440) saw that needs a
new table. Any advice regarding what material to use and dimensions for the
various pieces would be appreciated.
Our shop has one from who knows where and it has a particleboard table
and a plywood fence. I don't know about yours, but mine has weird type
of wing nut that allows you to use multiple pieces (mine has 3) and
pull them tight up against a metal bracket. I can get the dimensions
for you if you want.
That sounds very similar to mine, the front, main piece of the table looks
as though it bolts to the metal stand, there are adjustments to make it
level, and there are two clamps at the back that press the other pieces
Others use particle board up to 1 1/2" thick and I've seen particle board
with a laminate.
It sounds as though the two pieces at the back can be reversed to move the
fence to its furthest back position for the largest cuts and to a position
where it sits in front of the blade. If that's the case I can probably
figure out what dimensions work. However I'd appreciate if you could send
me the dimensions from your saw.
That is correct. On my 1960's vintage saw, you adjust for 90 degrees by
nudging the table, which sets the position of the fence since it's
clamped against it. That means you need to pay attention to the
squareness of the replacement table, and be sure you have a small
amount of wiggle room at the table mounts.
The only recall I am aware of is the one shown in the site referenced
above, which is for a new blade guard. I've never seen any recall for
a new table. Am I missing something? My table is pretty tattered. I
don't consider it a Sears problem, but if someone has gotten them to
give new tables to saw owners, I am not above accepting one.
Alex -- Replace "nospam" with "mail" to reply by email. Checked infrequently.
Yeah, go back to the link posted earlier in this thread. I looked into
it a year or two ago when it surfaced again. It is model dependent.
For my saw and the last poster all they're willing to do is give you
$100 and pay shipping for you to send them the motor unit so they can
breathe easy that the saw is no longer out there waiting to kill
someone. (FWIW, I've used the saw - according to instructions and common
sense for going on 32 years with nary a close call)
Other models they will send you a new blade guard and anti-kickback
safeties and on at least one I recall that they also sent a new table.
Why? I dunno but they did. Check it out and see if yours qualifies.
On Fri, 19 Aug 2005 16:10:53 GMT, Unquestionably Confused
They send a new table because the new guard will not fit behind the
fence on the original table. On the new table the fence is a couple of
inches further towards the front of the saw. Of course, this reduces
the maximum width of crosscut capacity.
My understanding is that with the new guard the fence on the saw has
to be moved outward..toward the operator ...thus the old table will no
longer fit as it is too deep......so they give you a new table...
You willl loose about an inch of cross cutting compacity because of
Forget the table supplied by the recall! Make yourself a 2 ply table with
steel reinforcing and you'll have a flat table that will never warp!
Check with the Mr. Sawdust Book "How To Master The Radial Saw" to see how to
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I have a Model 113.29441 that I purchase new around 1972.
The table is in three pieces made from1 1/2" particle board.
20x36, 5x36 and 2x36
They are made this way so you can move the fence back for wider cuts.
You use a 1x4 as the fence.
I have a manual in pdf format if you would like a copy.
I think the recall was on the blade guard not the table.
A friend gave me this saw (Model 113.197602) but it has no fence. I
appreciate the measurements. If it isn't too much trouble, a pdf of the
manual would REALLY be appreciated!
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