And if I'm not mistaken there are two 3/8"ish rods each side
of the arm that the bearings bear against. If these are
worn I do believe it's only a matter of flipping the worn
side inward and you have a new surface for the motor
carriage to ride up against.
Welllllllllllllllllllllllll, we are spotting you points on
the over spray, but you go and clean it up and we'll
re-evaluate you at a later date. :-)
All kidding aside, let's tally.
1) It's not something you bought at Home Depot = 50 points
2) It's not something you bought anywhere = 50 points
3) Rescuing a machine from a fate worser than death Priceless.
Who'd throw out two bikes when there are so many programs dedicated to
refurb'ing these for needy children?!?
Criminy - the look on the face of a child when you roll in a new bike...
Makes me want to do two things: (1) punch out the people that threw these
out and (2) start hanging around the dump.
John, after reading your post I checked out the Sears website on my own
vintage Craftsman RAS, model 113.23100. No brake parts listed in the motor
parts list, and mine takes about 12 seconds to come to a complete stop.
Your model, 29401 does indeed show brake parts of the motor assembly, and it
looks as though they are still available. Go to http://www3.sears.com/ and
type in your model number.
firstname.lastname@example.org (GTO69RA4) wrote in message
How's this: I've got a 113.29402, so I think that in the big
Craftsman Pick 8 lottery, I'm probably closest to your part number.
My motor did have a brake. I had to get the motor rebuilt after a
capacitor fried - it cost me $100. The motor shop told me the parts
needed for the brake weren't available anymore, but that the motor
would run fine without it. It does, although the spin-down time
requires extra caution. I also see motors on Ebay for sale cheap . .
Also, as for a manual, if you call the Emerson radial arm saw recall
hotline, they'll tell you there's not a retrofit guard kit available
for the saw. They'll offer you $100 for the motor and carriage. Tell
them "no thanks, but how about sending me a manual?". They'll send
you a manual for free (although I had to make two follow-up calls).
I broke the whole thing down and cleaned it up and lubricated it. I
wish I'd painted it while I had it apart, but no time, no time. The
only problem with mine is that I don't have the table clamps, and my
various tries at jury rigging have mostly failed. The elevation
handle also "grinds" a little bit - there's an adjustment for that,
but I can't quite work it out. It doesn't really affect function,
just a PITA.
And finally, Sears has a bunch of parts, but many are kind of
Congrats on the find . . . I expect yours will serve you well in the
On 17 Jul 2003 10:16:08 -0700, email@example.com (HMT) wrote:
Mine was missing one table clamp, I was able to fabricate a new one
by cutting up a very small c clamp and brazing a pin onto the piece
with the jacking screw in it. It seems to work as well as the
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