If all you're missing is the fence itself, measure the width of the
existing table and chop a 1"x2" to length. That's your starting point
and your fence. Want it a bit higher? Use the one you just made with
the 1"x2" to rip whatever height you'd like. In fact, rip two since
you'll occasionally want to replace the fence and you chew it up with
slightly angled cuts, etc.
FWIW, if no one has the manual scanned for you, it's still available
from Sears for $7.49.
Pretty good diagrams of the various parts of the saw are available on
line as well.
<<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!>>
Get in touch with Emerson Tool Company and see if they can supply you a
manual. Sears sells the manuals but Emerson might give you one for nothing.
To e-mail, replace "bucketofspam" with "dleegordon"
I replaced mine a while ago, it wasn't exactly a stock set up but the
information for locating the position of table should still be valid.
Whether Craftsman will replace the guard and table depends on the age
of the saw, later models qualify, otherwise you get $100 to stop using
Feel free to contact me through the link on Bench Notes if you have any
replying to Peter Wells, VERN THEIS IN ZEPHYRHILLS FL 33542 wrote:
i also just a sears radial arm saw with same no. as yours it was new in 1972. my
question do you know where i can get the two arbor wenches for that saw? and
also just out that all those saws were on recall i can see why they are very
dangerous just be careful. i am waiting to hear from my email address is just
below thank you hopely we can keep in contact each other
replying to VERN THEIS IN ZEPHYRHILLS FL, brian welch wrote:
I have some extra wrenches for that saw...Please confirm which arbor wrench you
need (I Think there were 2 different sizes, one is around 9/16", the other is
closer to 3/4"). I also have the wrench or the arbor nut as well...A couple
dollars each plus shipping, if that is okay with you...Let me know
If you can't find what you need - have them made at a machine shop.
A cnc machine shop can do it nicely. A manual one can as well.
On 2/26/2017 12:14 PM, VERN THEIS IN ZEPHYRHILLS FL 33542 wrote:
There's nothing magic about the wrenches--I
forget the sizes but a couple of combo wrenches
from Sears will work fine.
As for the recall, the improved guard just gets
in the way--I used it for a while and put the
original back on. The replacement table is just
three pieces of MDF with some holes drilled in
There seems to be no shortage of Craftsman radial arm saw arbor
wrenches on eBay.
Here's one example:
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