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Greetings! I'm a first time user at Lumberjocks. I'm in need of information from anyone who has owned a Craftsman 113 table saw. I recently was given one and I proceeded to dismantle it for cleaning. I've run into one problem - I don't remember which way the bracket fits onto the motor.

I put it on the way it appeared to go but when I aligned the bolt grooves in the bracket, being offset from center, with the grooves in the motor mount, the pulley on the motor does not align with the pulley on the arbor. I've never used a belt drive table saw and Sears has been perfectly worthless in my search for information.

If anyone could take pity on me and my newbie mistake, I would be grateful.
 

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I have a similar saw.
Is the bracket in question a channel bracket that cradles the motor on both sides? Does it also have 4 slotted holes to align it to the saw where it bolts?
 

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What is the exact model number and do you have the manual with an exploded parts diagram? There were several different '113' models made. Also, have you checked over at OWWM?

Cheers,
Brad

PS: You now know why everyone recommends taking LOTS of pictures before, during and after disassembly :)
 

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It's pretty easy to change the position of the pulley on the motor shaft so it'll line up with the arbor pulley. Loosen the set screw on the pulley, adjust the pulley on the shaft, then retighten the set screw. You can even use Loctite on the set screw threads to make sure they hold if you want to.
 

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Discussion Starter · #6 ·
I have a similar saw.
Is the bracket in question a channel bracket that cradles the motor on both sides? Does it also have 4 slotted holes to align it to the saw where it bolts?

- SirIrb
SirIrb - yes I believe that is a correct description. I'm sorry I don't have photos. I'm traveling but will post photos upon my return. Just thought I'd get a jump on things.

The table saw is Craftsman model 113.299040, and the specific part for the motor is 62618. However, both Sears Parts Direct and eReplacement parts show the motor as discontinued. The people at Sears that I have spoken with are "robots" at the mercy of their scripts and databases, which are useless once a part is discontinued. These are not experts with any institutional knowledge. Also, I have the original manual and the illustrations are inconclusive.

Allow me to post some photos this weekend. Thanks to all for responding!
 

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Discussion Starter · #7 ·
What is the exact model number and do you have the manual with an exploded parts diagram? There were several different 113 models made. Also, have you checked over at OWWM?

Cheers,
Brad

PS: You now know why everyone recommends taking LOTS of pictures before, during and after disassembly :)

- MrUnix
Thanks for the reference to OWWM - never heard of them. Yes, I'm usually pretty good about taking photos or videos like you noted. I guess I was just so excited to dig into it I got ahead of myself and didn't really think it through. Wisdom comes after you need it, I guess… Lesson learned. :)
 

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The manual for that saw shows how to mount the motor (starting on page 16). If you took the U-shaped bracket off the motor, it looks like it can only go back on one of two different ways. However, it looks symmetrical so it really shouldn't matter, but have you tried turning it around? And like Scott said, the motor pulley is adjustable (also described in the manual), so if it's off a bit, you can move it into alignment if needed. Looks like a pretty simple procedure.

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Cheers,
Brad

PS: The part number you gave (62618) is for the motor assembly, which includes the motor and the mounting bracket, not just the bracket. They don't seem to list the bracket separately, which is probably why the sears guy had no clue.
 

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Yeah, like I said the illustration in the manual is not a truly accurate representation because as you said, it looks symmetrical. However, the bracket is very much asymmetrical. Let me ask it this way - am I correct in my assumption that both pulleys need to be aligned in the same plane? If so then the question pretty much answers itself. There are other elements to this mystery but there's no need to complicate the issue.
 
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