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Posted on upgrade Craftsman 113 or save up for new saw?

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#1 posted 01-30-2018 11:23 PM

True that Sears never built their own tools, but they did dictate the specs for those tools. They could do that because they were such a huge market that manufacturers pretty much had to do as Sears demanded (sort of like Walmart in that regard). Consequently, they would specify the cheapest components, such as bearings.

I bought a circular saw from them, and took it back because the bearings sounded like pea gravel in a can. The salesman said they were supposed to be like that. “Nonsense,” I said, as I took my refund and walked out.

I do know some people who seem happy with the 113.XXX series of saws, but my dad’s 40’s era TS was really an awful machine. We lived with it for years, but always hated it.

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