Craftsman mitre saw models - parts cross reference list?
Hi everyone. I own a Craftsman 10" sliding compound mitre saw, model 137.212371. Purchased in 2012 for around $200. It's done a good job for all sorts of projects around the house. The plastic blade guard broke earlier this year and I've been trying to get replacement part (Part #2VMY). I placed order with searspartsdirect.com in May, and just today they confirmed this part is no longer available; there is a lot of confusion and conflicting answers from Sears about availability of this part...some say it's not available, others say it's available...but in the end they cancelled my order and refunded the purchase price (about $30) telling me I'll probably never receive the part.
I see similar looking and similarly priced Craftsman saw models that share many of the same parts as my saw (per the exploded parts diagrams in operation manuals). Numerous saw models use blade guard pn#3CBQ. This blade guard looks similar in overall design and mounting hole location...but Sears/Craftsman so far has been no help in being able to confirm any cross-compatibility of this part on my saw.
Does anyone have experience with cross-compatibility of Craftsman parts...or parts from other manufacturers?
Last edited by Dave Anderson; 10-02-2018 at 05:56 PM.
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