The Craftsman table saw of roughly mid '60s to mid '90s are basically
the same design, and probably share inner parts such as trunnions and
arbor assembly throughout the range of dates. The principal
differences from one model to the next were primarily in sheet metal,
fence construction, handles, switches, and other external
paraphernalia, with an ever decreasing cost/quality from earliest to
latest, in order to meet a contemporary final price point.
The previously mentioned http://www.owwm.com website should have at
least one manual for a table saw/craftsman/10", one each which, if you
compare more than one, you'll likely note the common heritage.
There is nothing magic regarding the externals cited in paragraph one
with regards to fit. A crank handle from the '90s should fit just fine
on a saw from the '60s. In fact, generic crank handles from secondary
suppliers have often been cited as replacements/upgrades for older
Sears' saws. Switches are even more so--anything which will interrupt
power to the motor (and is rated for the voltage/current) will work,
and with proper selection will be a much better choice than the OEM
Others have mentioned things such as PALS, pulleys, belts, and rip
fence. In fact, I've long maintained a page at my website devoted to
upgrading a Craftsman table saw, and you might find it informative.
The insert may not be part of the original saw so the name may be
meaningless. I know mine was purchased about 20 years after the saw.
I have the original manual for the Sears 10" table saw (113.29903) and
the motor (113.12170) that came with the saw, that was purchased in 1970
by my father in law.
My saw has two aluminum wings to extend the working surface.
I have sent a direct email with some pictures of the saw, one has
Craftsman part number.
This is a little early with a similar part number
The difference may be the motor that the saw was packaged with.
This is a very good saw that I use routinely to make picture frames and
stretchers for my wife (acyclic on canvas) There are very few saws that
will have its quality today.
Yes it would be nice to have a manual. However, unless there is some
unique part broken, in which case it would not be economical to repair,
generic parts such as bearings, belts, and motors are readily available
on the open market.
Emerson did make radial arm saws[ras] for Sears. I don't know if they
made their table saws. There is a current "recall" on some of their
ras. The replacement parts were shipped from emerson. Perhaps some one
here can remember the contact number or search the archives of this NG
or reccrafts metalworking. Then call that # and see what they can tell
I have a Sears table saw of about that vintage. The model number is:
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