Craftsman radial arm saw

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Old 04-24-05, 02:53 AM
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Cool Craftsman radial arm saw

Just inherited my late father in law's Craftsman, 10 inch radial arm saw (model number 113.198111). Dear ol dad had done something with the owners manual. As I have never had one (used 'em in woodshop 30 years ago), I do not know how to align the old girl. Cuts are between 1/16th of an inch and 1/8 of an inch off square when cutting the full length. I could probably figure it out if I was ambitious, but . . . I'm looking for immediate gratification.
Is there a quick guide somewhere out there in webland? And, does anybody know about this saw . . . dependable, dangerous? It seems okay to me.
 
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Old 04-24-05, 04:13 PM
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Perhaps if you visit http://www3.sears.com/ and enter your model number, you will find that an owners manual can still be ordered.

It could also be that your table and fence are what is out of square. I know that on the one I use in our warehouse, the table and fence can be loosened and adjusted slightly.
 
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Old 05-01-05, 09:46 PM
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I've put a lot of miles on my old Sears radial arm saw. Never had a problem except to replace the switch after about 15 years. Have since moved to California and "downsized" so gave many shop tools to my daughter!!
Anyway.. There should be a couple of large allen head screws on the top of the arm where the arm conects with the collum. Loosten them and use a framing square to align the arm than retighten the screws.
To check easily, cut a 1X6 in half ( at 90 degrees) then flip one side over and see if the cut still matches. If it does it is perfect.
 
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Thanks

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Old 01-12-09, 11:28 AM
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Get the manual here

You may have to register:

http://www.managemyhome.com/mmh/lis_...M/L0803530.pdf
 
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Old 01-12-09, 12:44 PM
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there was a recall on some of the sears RAS , you might want to check and see if yours is included

Radial Arm Saw Recall
 
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Old 01-12-09, 01:13 PM
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4 yrs old.....hopefully he got what he needed.
 
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Old 01-12-09, 01:46 PM
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I posted the link in case anyone else needed it, it took me 2 hours to find...

Fortunately my saw is covered by the recall so I ordered my guard upgrade kit which includes a new table.
 
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Old 01-12-09, 04:29 PM
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Sorry, it will be a cold day before I give up my Craftsman RAS for $100. Folks, ya just gotta be careful! You can't legislate stupidity. You see a spinning blade, keep your hands away from it. Simple lesson.
 
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Old 01-12-09, 04:49 PM
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Hmmm my Dad had a Craftsman which was at least 20 y/o when I joined the Navy....so lets see, now it would be 53. Last time I talked to the guy who bought it with the house, it was still running and he had all his fingers, as did my Dad and I.

As with everything else, not made like they used to be.

And here I am adding to an old thread..lol
 
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I just bought one of these at an auction

I was surfing the web looking for any info I could find and BINGO BANGO here you all are. I guess MY saw was involved in the recall. I just filled out the info at the website and will see what happens. You rock. Thanks so much. SawWOMAN
 
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Old 01-31-09, 08:18 PM
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just remember sawwoman safety first, which includes making sure all hair is under a hat or otherwise contained, no loose fitting jewelry and keep all body parts out of the line of fire. RAS can be your best friend or your worst enemy it just depends on how carefull you are.

life begins when the kids leave home and the dog dies.
 
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Just signed up. Purchased a used 10"RAS with no table and was looking for dimensions to make one.
What a surprise. A Recall and a free table top and guard. This is some forum! Thanks for the heads up. It's 2014 and the recall is still going. Took less than 5 minutes to complete on line. You will need the serial number and the model number.
 
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Old 01-23-14, 02:54 AM
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Welcome to the forums! Thanks for letting us know of your success.
 
 

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