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Craftsman 113 tilt issue

by TimInIndiana
posted 02-02-2018 10:16 PM

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#1 posted 02-02-2018 11:06 PM

You might check the trunnions at both ends where the sawdust can collect and jam the cradle from tilting. This happens with regularity so you will have to clean on a regular basis. You might also add a piece of plywood on the wall of the where the adjustment screw passes thru. This will stiffen up the side and prevent bowing of the metal which will cause the screw to be hard to turn.

-- Bob, FL Keys

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#2 posted 02-02-2018 11:09 PM

Just reread your post and yes working on it up side down may change things.

-- Bob, FL Keys

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#3 posted 02-02-2018 11:11 PM

Tim, I have a 113 also. Mine is harder to tilt to the left (toward 45). When tilting you are lifting the weight of the motor, When moving back to 90 you have gravity to your advantage. You said your saw was upside down to work on it so I suspect when you return it upright you will find it to be similar to mine.

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#4 posted 02-03-2018 04:53 AM

+1 on the sawdust building up. Had to do this a few times on my Delta. Thanks Bearpaw for pointing me in the right direction years ago!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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