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Forum topic by nathan3553 posted 08-17-2018 03:13 PM 487 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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nathan3553

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08-17-2018 03:13 PM

Topic tags/keywords: craftsman 113 table saw restoration

Hi All – new to the forum but been lingering in the background for a while.

I inherited a craftsman 113.299040 a few years back and it’s been collecting dust in the garage. Recently, I renovated a house and had to pull it back out. While working with it, I noticed a couple of issues and trying to correct them, the biggest of which is the elevation crank.

The E-Rings on the elevation crank pop off when put under stress, ie trying to lower the blade below the table. Once they pop off the crankshaft moves and I can’t lower the blade below the table.

Do you think I just need to replace those e-Rings? Are they worn and just not holding their shape enough to keep the elevation crankshaft in place?

-- Nathan in Porter, TX


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#1 posted 08-17-2018 03:33 PM

You have other problems. The e-rings should never be under any stress. You probably have dirt and sawdust built up on the elevation screw and stop. Clean those areas well and lube lightly with wax and see if that corrects the problem.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#2 posted 08-17-2018 03:39 PM

could be rust on threads as Bruce said clean up then lube then try it …. GOOD LUCK :<))

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#3 posted 08-17-2018 03:41 PM

My not sure why the clips would be under stress when lowering the blade but looking at my saw (113.298843) I would think that the shaft should not be touching anything except wear it is attached to the cradle. Make sure your shaft is not bent and making contact with the outside housing as your turn it. If everything looks OK I would go ahead and replace the clips. My model says part # is STD581062, 5/8”. I’m sure you could pick them up at a hardware store or auto parts.

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#4 posted 08-17-2018 04:19 PM

I sprayed them with liquid wrench, but didn’t scrub with a bristle brush. johnstoneb do you have other recommendations for cleaning? WD40 ok for lube?

Thanks for the help

-- Nathan in Porter, TX

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#5 posted 08-18-2018 05:08 AM

It’s also possible that the pivot for the carriage tilt are frozen?

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#6 posted 08-18-2018 11:37 AM

WD 40 isn’t a lube. WD stands for water displacement. Clean and dry and wax preferably. You’re probably going to need get in there and clean all the stops and get all the sawdust that is caked in from oil and other lubes.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#7 posted 10-10-2018 08:49 PM

Hi All – circling back on this. I flipped the saw over and cleaned the elevation crank shaft, purchased new e-rings, and put lube on the shaft and cog.

After all that, I can raise and lower the blade almost fully. However, it still gets to a certain point and then the e-ring pops off. Once this happens, the crank shaft starts to move inside the housing. Any ideas how to prevent this from happening? It’s very frustrating when you try to lower the blade below the table or raise the blade to the maximum height only to have the e-ring pop off.

-- Nathan in Porter, TX

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#8 posted 10-10-2018 09:11 PM

Means you are hitting the stops….either adjust them a bit, or don’t crank that far…

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nathan3553

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#9 posted 10-10-2018 09:34 PM

I’m not sure I know what/where the stops are? When I was cleaning, it didn’t look like there was anything I was able to adjust.

If I don’t crank that far, then the blade will not lower below the table fully. That is possible, but rather frustrating to deal with.

-- Nathan in Porter, TX

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#10 posted 10-25-2018 06:53 PM

Ok – so I pulled the Motor Base Assembly out of the saw frame and found that a few parts were missing and one part broken.
Parts missing (numbered by manual): 35, 42, 43
Bent (broken): 44

I found a website, ereplacementparts and searspartsdirect, where I can purchase 35, 42, 43. However, I’m not able to find part 44. I’m wondering if a carriage bolt can perform the same task of restricting the elevation housing from going to far up or down. Any thoughts on this?

-- Nathan in Porter, TX

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hhhopks

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#11 posted 10-25-2018 11:47 PM

I had trouble with my 113 in lowering the blade below the table.
My recollection is that the cradle has a curve slot where a bolt or pin travel along that slot and acts as an absolute stop (you may run out of threads before getting there). I have to get out a die grinder to lengthening the curve slot to allow the 10” blade to sit about 1/8” below the table.

You might do some search on LJ on pass postings. I have posted pictures of the cradle/slot in responding to the lowering the blade topic few years back.

-- I'll be a woodworker when I grow up. HHHOPKS

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#12 posted 10-26-2018 12:11 AM

Try this thread where my cradle pictures were posted It may or may not apply to you.
Good luck.

-- I'll be a woodworker when I grow up. HHHOPKS

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