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#2434175 - 01/13/18 08:50 PM Need help id'ing an old table saw
magnum440d100 Offline
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I did some work for an older gentleman, his wife passed and he ended up needing a quadruple bypass (at 86) and moved to Indiana to be near family for rehab.

I wound up with all of his wood working equipment (table saw, router, chop saw, jointer, etc).

Today I used the saw for the first time since I got it last year, and it is so smooth and great. It is belt powered and very powerful.

I was wondering if you guys can help narrow down the year (decade?) of manufacture. I'd like to acquire more equipment from the same era.

Thanks in advance!


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#2434184 - 01/13/18 09:08 PM Re: Need help id'ing an old table saw [Re: magnum440d100]
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check out OWWM.org. Its a website for old machines like that. The old Craftsman stuff is fairly popular and they have an online library of factory manuals for older equipment too.
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#2434186 - 01/13/18 09:14 PM Re: Need help id'ing an old table saw [Re: magnum440d100]
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That appears to be a Craftsman plate. Get a photo of the serial number on it & post it.

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#2434207 - 01/13/18 09:57 PM Re: Need help id'ing an old table saw [Re: magnum440d100]
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Over the years I've searched the brand/item/model number/manual and found the manual then download it if available (usually pdf) somewhere in the first couple pages or the back cover will be a date.
In your case search craftsman table saw model 113.xxxxx manual in the search results you can usually find the manual,listed, if not look at images and locate the equipment you're identifying.
From what I know that style is late 50's and into the 60's. I had a all cast iron 8" version I negligently traded for a newer 10". I later found it was a war model...

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#2434208 - 01/13/18 09:58 PM Re: Need help id'ing an old table saw [Re: magnum440d100]
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That's a '50s vintage Craftsman 113 table saw (there should be a tag on it somewhere with that model number).

It probably has a 1 or 1.5 horsepower motor. They last forever but they can be a little weak cutting thicker hardwoods unless you have a really good blade.

Here is a thread on Garage Journal

https://www.garagejournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=225278

There are better saws out there, but thw old 113 is quite a decent saw, especially if you add a good fence (which is a weak link on the 113).

There are a couple of good resto threads out there for these as well a couple of good youtube videos.

I have a later one (late 70s) they made them for about 30 years, I think. I added a 2HP 240v. motor to mine. Its awesome.


Edited by Orange_Crush (01/13/18 09:59 PM)
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#2434285 - 01/14/18 02:14 AM Re: Need help id'ing an old table saw [Re: magnum440d100]
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Sorry for the late response. I was away from the house.

It does appear it is a model 113 up


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#2434286 - 01/14/18 02:17 AM Re: Need help id'ing an old table saw [Re: magnum440d100]
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Sorry about the bad pics. Working off my phone and it doesn't let me preview the pics before I select them. Serial number is 113.27580


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#2434287 - 01/14/18 02:19 AM Re: Need help id'ing an old table saw [Re: magnum440d100]
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This is the motor on it


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#2434288 - 01/14/18 02:22 AM Re: Need help id'ing an old table saw [Re: magnum440d100]
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The motor appears to be a craftsman 3/4hp. I wonder if it's original?


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#2434314 - 01/14/18 07:56 AM Re: Need help id'ing an old table saw [Re: magnum440d100]
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That's the original motor and it should be fine for about anything you'll use it for...unless you have projects that require cutting thicker oak and maple. FYI, those motors are rebuildable by any motor shop.

A common upgrade people do to these saws is adding one of these

https://m.harborfreight.com/engines-generators/electric-motors/2-hp-compressor-duty-motor-67842.html
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#2434393 - 01/14/18 10:39 AM Re: Need help id'ing an old table saw [Re: magnum440d100]
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Do you have the balance of the number where you can search it?

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#2434409 - 01/14/18 11:08 AM Re: Need help id'ing an old table saw [Re: magnum440d100]
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BTW - that motor has a flat capacitor in the base if my memory serves me correctly.
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#2434432 - 01/14/18 12:00 PM Re: Need help id'ing an old table saw [Re: srt]
magnum440d100 Offline
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Originally Posted By srt
Do you have the balance of the number where you can search it?


113.27580

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#2434436 - 01/14/18 12:04 PM Re: Need help id'ing an old table saw [Re: Orange_Crush]
magnum440d100 Offline
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Originally Posted By Orange_Crush
That's the original motor and it should be fine for about anything you'll use it for...unless you have projects that require cutting thicker oak and maple. FYI, those motors are rebuildable by any motor shop.

A common upgrade people do to these saws is adding one of these

https://m.harborfreight.com/engines-generators/electric-motors/2-hp-compressor-duty-motor-67842.html






Thanks for the tips!

Yeah, the hardest wood this one will probably see is pine. I'm thinking of redoing the wood floor on my 65 Chevy in pine. Maybe oak if I can get it at a good price. But it'll be less that 1" thick.

But mostly this saw will be cutting wood to build shelves and cabinets so it'll see mostly Douglass fir and pressboard haha

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