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04-22-2017 01:59 PM

Hi…been lurking here for a few weeks, mostly because I’ve been checking 10” Craftsman model numbers on Google and this site usually pops up with someone already having a thread for it.

There are a few for sale locally on craigslist, but I only have a model number for one of them. (good things said about that one)

It seems the consensus is the older saws are worth looking in to…which is fine, I am far from a professional, but I know the basics enough to do the stuff around the house. So as long as it runs well, and is a decent saw, I will consider it.

Check these out…

I don’t have the model number for that one…but it looks like a good candidate for restoration, is right in my town, and they say it runs good.

Then there’s this one…

The ad includes a picture of the manual, but it has 3 different model numbers on the cover. It would also need some restoration, is a little farther away, and less than $100. They say it’s in ‘good condition’

And finally, this one…

This is the one I have the model number for…113.299040…seems most of the issues with this saw have to do with the fence, but as you can see, the owner upgraded(?) the fence. It is in the same town as the previous one, a little more than $100, seems to be pretty clean and would only need minor restoration.

Thank you for any input you may have to give!

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#1 posted 04-22-2017 02:19 PM

I hav the second saw. U should buy the 3rd saw. The fence is worth more than the asking price

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#2 posted 04-22-2017 02:50 PM

The biggest issue with this kind of saws is zero dust collectiion. When I had a similar style saw I would not even think using it inside the garage.

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#3 posted 04-22-2017 03:48 PM

He said he was far from a professional. As a hobbyist I’ve never really need a dust collection system but then again I hav many hobbies. I guess that would only b an issue depending if u used it a lot or mayb if u had a small working place.

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#4 posted 04-23-2017 02:47 PM

Thank you for the replies!

I will look into the 3rd saw…was leaning towards that one anyway. If I find any others, I’ll post them here.
Thanks again!

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#5 posted 04-23-2017 03:39 PM

I have a Cman 100 which is nearly identical to the first saw. Other than the fence which is a real pain, I have had no issues save for the original motor. I replaced it with a 2 hp from an air compressor and have a rock solid saw.

As for dust collection,I’m still working on that….

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#6 posted 04-23-2017 05:50 PM

Third one has the best fence, thus is best choice IMO. With that fence at that price they don’t last long in my area. Get it aligned, and put a decent blade on it. Something like the Irwin Marples series are made in Italy, and start at ~ $30.

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#7 posted 05-13-2017 03:45 PM

This one popped up yesterday…it’s a Delta 36-725. The ad says “never used or setup”...100 bucks seems like a decent price, Lowes has it online for $599.

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#8 posted 05-13-2017 03:52 PM

maybe this will help in your decision …... I would buy last one …don’t wait to long :<))

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#9 posted 05-13-2017 05:15 PM

I would be shocked if that Delta wasn’t stolen at that price. There’s something funny there.

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#10 posted 05-13-2017 06:06 PM

maybe this will help in your decision …... I would buy last one …don t wait to long :<))


Thanks for the link, I actually started reading that when I first searched for it…but…

I would be shocked if that Delta wasn t stolen at that price. There s something funny there.

- jonah

I think you’re right…the ad has already been taken down. Someone did reply to my email though.

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#11 posted 07-07-2017 05:03 PM

How about this Delta?...the price is reasonable at $150…and it’s right in my town…

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#12 posted 07-07-2017 05:30 PM

I’ve used a Delta very similar to the last one you posted. Not a bad saw. I’d say either that or the Cman 100 in the first set of pictures. The Delta fence will work well. I’m not a huge fan of Cman stuff from the 80s.

-- Rodney, Centralia, WA, USA

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#13 posted 07-07-2017 05:38 PM

The second and third are 113 series Craftsman TSs, which where made by Emerson and have a solid reputation. They can be dialed in very accurately and have ample HP for most work in SW or HW up to 5/4 thick.

The third has the extruded AL rail fence, which is actually a very good fence, which clamps for and aft with the cam lever action. It also looks like it has the cast iron extension wings with the open webbing filled in with some type of sheet metal. I ran a saw very similar to this for years before I refurbished an old Jet 3 HP cabinet saw and it did everything I asked of it very well. This is by far the best option of the three saws… mainly due to the fence. I think that if you can get it for $300 or less it will be a good deal and you’ll be very happy.

The Delta contractor saw is also a very good saw, but this example has stamped sheet metal extension wings and the Craftsman (#3) has (in my opinion) a better fence.

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#14 posted 07-07-2017 06:07 PM

My Grandfather (a professional cabinetmaker) had a saw identical to the first one. Other than replacing the motor (as noted) it is STILL in use three generations later, by my oldest brother. Brother # 2 liked it so much, he bought one just like it. BUT, I agree with that saw #3 would be the one to go after if it’s still available. If not, Saw #1 would be the next candidate. (Not to sound too much like Monte Hall on “Let’s Make A Deal”

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#15 posted 07-08-2017 02:08 AM

I have the third one and other than the fence, it is a great saw. I’m restoring an older Biesemeyer fence system to install on it. Go for that one.

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