SEARS radial arm

Old 05-31-03, 04:53 PM
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Red face SEARS radial arm

Neighbor gave me his Sears radial arm saw to use (looks like a popular item to give away looking at the previous posts from fletch4) on my floor project.

Almost every time I use it, I am getting “exit wounds” on the back of the piece I am cutting. I’ve heard that this tipe of saws are notorious for wobbly blades and there is some kind of stabilizer for it. BUT – when I am checking for that wobble it seems is coming from the (let’s call it a carousel) mechanism on which all things are sliding.
Is there any way to take out the play from there, before I waist money on the stabilizers?
Or it’s not worth the money to play with it?

Any help I can get!


Old 05-31-03, 05:46 PM
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If the saw was only used as a hobby saw then it would be quite unlikely that anything is worn out.
You would probably be able to tighten it up with adjustments.

I was able to get my 20+ year old Dewalt to cut well by taking it apart, cleaning and putting it all back together.

Post the model of your saw.
Old 06-02-03, 08:52 AM
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The saw is likely an Emerson Electric model if the model begins with 113 or 103.

You can go to and see the parts breakdown. Click "parts" on the left and follow the directions on the screen to see an exploded view and a parts list.
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Thank you both for your help

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