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Forum topic by pursang posted 11-01-2017 10:19 PM 777 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-01-2017 10:19 PM

This table saw in the classifieds is listed as simply a “Sears table saw” I emailed a few questions including if it was a Craftsman 113 but the reply was just a phone number and “it’s heavy” haven’t been able to get in touch with the guy since so I thought I would ask, from these photo’s alone can anyone tell what saw this is ? thanks.

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#1 posted 11-01-2017 10:24 PM

It’s a 113. They made them for a long time.
They vary in appearance through the years.
You can google search images for the 113
model and you’ll see the variety of saws.

My guess is it’s from the 80s.

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#2 posted 11-01-2017 10:52 PM

It’s the ubiquitous $50 Emerson (craftsman badged) contractor saw. Made for decades with only minor changes between years. As long as it’s a belt drive, and not the flex drive, they are quite functional. Lots of folks (myself included) hate the webbed wings though – you will find out why as soon as you get it :)


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#3 posted 11-01-2017 11:16 PM

Thanks Loren, I’ve spoken to the owner, he read off some of the numbers as 1132765. says it was running good but lacked power, he took it into a re-winder who said it was set to 220 and simply switched it to 110, now has more power. he wants $ 50.00 should I grab it ?

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#4 posted 11-01-2017 11:21 PM

Grab it.

I used one of those for over 20 years, before I sold it…for $50 ( bought mine new at Sears in the early 1980s)

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#5 posted 11-01-2017 11:25 PM

Yep, get it.

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#6 posted 11-01-2017 11:55 PM

Just to warn you: the fences on those things are godawful. Be prepared to upgrade that. That saw looks pretty roughly taken care of.

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#7 posted 11-02-2017 01:04 AM

The parts are worth more than $50. Can’t lose.

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#8 posted 11-02-2017 05:11 AM

Thanks for all the replies, might check it out this weekend.

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#9 posted 11-04-2017 05:32 AM

I can’t get within six feet of those webbed table extensions without pinching my finger with the miter gauge, fence, or both.

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#10 posted 11-04-2017 10:57 AM

It also looks like the ridged table saw that was available in the 90’s the gray one that had the life time guarantee I use one of those today. And yes you will quickly find out why most folks that have them hate the wings with the holes as they pinch your fingers real good. I solved that issue with some luan underlayment cut to fit the lower portion in the wings and just stuck them fast with some caulking. It brought it up to a level surface and works great this saw was also made by Emmerson for Ridged.

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#11 posted 11-04-2017 11:15 AM

I got the same saw with just the “newer” stamped steel wings instead of cast iron. It works well for me and seems to b a popular saw on here for folks that are not cabinet makers or other professionals.
While the fence could b better you’ll still b able to cut straight with it you’ll just have to check the straightness of it after every adjustment. A new fence will run u $150+ but is not needed unless u want to really fix up the old saw

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#12 posted 11-14-2017 07:57 AM

I would like to thank everyone for all your input it’s much appreciated ! this saw looks like it’s had a hard life but looks can be deceiving, it’s in great condition, the motor hums along nicely and sounds good, turns smoothly with the belt removed and has no perceivable slop, same goes for the arbor, both depth and angle adjustments turn smoothly from stop to stop with one hand, so overall for $ 50 bucks I’m pretty impressed, I pulled the little yellow plugs on the motor and oiled it up, my only disappointment is how cheaply they made the base I’m amazed they have no supports at the bottom of the legs, I’ll fix that with some angle iron when I install some wheels. I bought this as a back up for cutting firewood but now I have a real decent machine for the occasional woodworking project, I have an adjustable dado blade has been sitting unused on the wall for years, I think it’s time to play with that dado :-)

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