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Forum topic by GreenwoodKD posted 07-24-2017 04:54 AM 1061 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-24-2017 04:54 AM

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I have a Craftsman Model 113.29003 Radial Arm Saw that I bought used about 50 years ago. The motor died and I needed to do some rewiring in the arm. In the course of running the wires I removed the arm latch shaft to be able to access the wiring. The arm locking pin and arm locking screw are still in place. I’m having a hard time getting the latch shaft re-engaged with the pin and screw. Does anybody have a technique for getting this done?

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#1 posted 07-24-2017 07:23 PM

I have a 1961 model my Dad bought new. I’ve never had it apart, but I do have the owner’s manual. PM me and maybe I’ll remember to look.

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#2 posted 11-01-2017 02:54 AM

Greenwood KD. I’m having the same problem. Did you manage to get the shaft back into place? Looks like the pin is preventing the socket end from seating on the screw. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks.

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#3 posted 12-09-2017 05:52 AM

I’m rebuilding a 113.29003 and was recently working on this section. These pictures will show you how the parts interact with each other.

Sorry, the last image got turned upside down and I don’t know how to change that.

If you have the locking pin and the locking screw in place, you have to place the disk on the end of the latching shaft into that notch on the locking pin and then move the latching shaft and pin forward so that the end of the shaft mates with the locking screw. They are kind of like a socket and a hex head bolt. Pretty challenging, but I’ve managed to do it.

If you’ve pulled out the locking pin or the screw, I think you’ll have to take the arm completely off the column to get the pin and screw back in postion.

Good luck.

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#4 posted 12-10-2017 01:15 AM

That last sentence of my previous post was incorrect. If you have pulled out the screw, you can still get it back in without taking the arm of the column. You just shove it into the latching shaft and then push them together into the hole and thread it in. Of course, you’ll have to get that disc on the latch arm to engage with the notch on the pin at the same time as described above.

If you have removed the latch pin, I don’t see a way to get that back in without taking the arm off the column.

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#5 posted 12-13-2017 11:12 PM

I got that image turned right side up and zoomed in. It’s looking down the arm of the radial arm saw. You can see the disk on the latching shaft is engaged with the locking pin. You have to get it up into that position and then push the latching shaft and pin forward to engage the locking screw.

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