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05-29-2017 01:54 AM

Topic tags/keywords: parts supplier arbor craftsman table saw worn arbor uneven dado cut 113298761 parts

I have a craftsman 10” table saw – 113.298761 that is in need of a new arbor. The current arbor is worn towards the inside. I bought this saw new almost 30 years ago. I upgraded the fence (got lucky and found a Paralok for $30) upgraded the belt and pulleys, and put the inline industry clips on the trunion mounts to keep it true.

I recently purchased my first stacked dado set and when the cut was not clean, I did my homework and discovered that the uneven wear on the arbor was the culprit. Since an arbor is $!38 from sears, I am looking for a cheaper alternative or it may just be time to upgrade to a new saw. Looks like a new saw would be at least 1200-1300 for a hybrid with 3 hp, dust collection port, riving knife, etc. The craftsman is already a little underpowered and I am starting to outgrow it. The upgraded fence and the tuneup I did are getting me real accurate cuts and that is why I have not upgraded.

The dilemna is that at some point I am going to upgrade this saw and as it is a craftsman, I don’t think I could even get $150 for it on craigslist as there are always a bunch of craftsman 10 inch saws on there. spending close to that to be able to use my dado stack does not seem to be fiscally prudent. Using a standard blade works fine, it is only when I stack blades and they are not on the same exact level due to the worn arbor that I have the problem that the dado groove is not smooth and needs a lot of TLC.

My Paralok fence may bring more dollars than the saw if I sell it separately.

Anyone know of a less expensive source of an arbor? I am considering buying one of the $50 used craftsman on craigslist and pulling the arbor out but even if I check it carefully I may not end up with a better arbor than I have now. Another reason I would prefer not to buy this part from sears is that the original is too short to use the full stack. Plenty of room in their for a longer arbor.

Ok I rambled here a bit but any thoughts out there would be helpful as I decide whether to take the plunge on a new saw or try to locate a used one.

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#1 posted 05-29-2017 01:58 AM

I’d pay 38$ new all day long

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#2 posted 05-29-2017 02:19 AM

Did you check Ebay?

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#3 posted 05-29-2017 02:48 AM

Just to clarify- it is $ 138.00 for a new part.

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#4 posted 05-29-2017 02:56 AM

Wrap a piece of tape around the arbor threads before installing the stack. Or, if you really want flat bottom dados, use a router instead.


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#5 posted 05-29-2017 03:06 AM

Find someone with a lathe and ask him to make one.

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#6 posted 05-29-2017 03:29 AM

I had a craftsman and noticed also that the arbor was worn. bought one just in case (still got it new in package if i CAN FIND IT) But I decided to go shopping for a new saw instead, and if you take a dial indicator along with you, you will find that a lot of the improt saws are shy of a perfect .625” arbor. What I ended up with is a craftex (cdn…busy bee). only one that had perfect.625 arbor that I could find. Sold the craftsman with an old carbide blade on it .

As far as the stacked dado they might be being the culprit. a lot of them have negative rake and tend to lift the wor kand I’ve had occasion when the stacked set wasn’t cutting evenly, took it back to the sharpene from whenc it had just comer who had to regrind one tooth. Even now, I cut a dado twice due to the uplift.
Gave you something to think about, still got the arbour (don’t know if its for your saw to be sure/)

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#7 posted 05-29-2017 11:32 AM

“The dilemna is that at some point I am going to upgrade this saw…” – I think that point should be now if you want to make dados with a TS. Otherwise if the saw performs well for everything else put that $138 towards a good router and build a router table wing for the saw.

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#8 posted 05-29-2017 12:05 PM

A local machine machine shop may be able to help you. Estimate would be $50 on low end to build it up and resurface it. good luck

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#9 posted 05-29-2017 03:02 PM

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#10 posted 05-29-2017 06:45 PM

Splintergroup – thanks for the ebay link, I read the description and my belt driven craftsman is not compatible, looks like this one being offered has as square end where my needs a round end for the pulley. I did look around on ebay and have a couple of questions out to sellers to check compatibility.

Realcowtown-Eric – if you still have that new in package craftsman arbor and are interested in selling it to me, please send me a message so I can check compatibiity with my model (113.298761).

Even if you don’t want to sell it, can you take a measurement for me? I don’t know if this is how all saws work but I am noticing that where a regular blade sits on the arbor the shaft is solid and larger than the part that is threaded. When a dado stack is installed, it rides the unthreaded and threaded portion of the for the obvious reason that a dado is wider than a blade. That threaded portion is definitely smaller in diameter than the solid portion. Please see attached picture.

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#11 posted 06-04-2017 02:03 AM

I’ll go ;ookim firit.

When i went lookin for a replacement TX, took my calipers with me. You would be suprised at how many have undersized arbors.


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