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Craftsman Radial Saw Issue 1323100 1977

I have an older Craftsman saw recently purchased used. Owner said that it does not cut super accurate but works well. After setting it up and making some cuts it appears that the blade floats a bit while cutting and depeding on the density of wood I am getting various degrees of accuracy (some straight, others not). Upon further inspection it looks like there is play between the four pulleys (carraige bearings 63117) and the slidding track (63127). Does anyone know if there is a common fix for this problem? Replacing pulleys is expensive. Any ideas would be appreciated.
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Depending on the age of the saw, some came with fixed track for the trolley bearings, and some came with a replaceable track. The rollers may have an adjustment feature to tighten up on the track. Check to see if there are adjustments to them once you remove the shrouding.








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The guide rollers are adjustable

I just happened to have a carriage head off the arm to show you:
I don't know the recommended procedure for adjusting them, but I would guess...until the saw slides freely and has no lateral movement..... bill
BTW if the saw carriage does not slide parallel with the arm your kerf will be too wide. This could be a potentially difficult adjustment. The arm must be 90 degrees to the fence rail, but the fence is adjustable however, leave that for last. Make sure the arm seats in the 90 degree detent securely. Then make the adjustments to the carriage from that known setting. I would get the blade/carriage sliding parallel with the arm and worry about the fence being square last.
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The answer to your question will only be as detailed and specific as the question is detailed and specific. Good questions also include a sketch or a photo that illustrates your issue. (:< D)

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Great link.

Only 2 of the 4 bearings are adjustable...that's good! I think they're on the left side of the carriage... from the link. Loosen the lock nut, adjust for no slop, then tighten. bill

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Smile Craftsman Radial Saw Question

Thanks everyone...adjusting the bearings on the left side has removed the play in the movement.
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