Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Northern Nevada
I just went through this with an old Craftsman 113.298720 TS.
The 1hp, 3450RPM Emerson #62618 motor is no longer made by Emerson, so I went with a brand new 1.5HP 3450RPM AO Smith, Century motor. The Century motor housing is about 1/4 inch shorter than the old Emerson, so I had to use the Century mount, but it will bolt right up to the Craftsman TS. I was able to use the old drive pulley on the new motor.
I got the Century motor for free last year from a guy who was trying to use it in high voltage mode for an HVAC fan motor, and couldn't get it to work. He bought a different motor and was going to chuck this one. I talked him out of it (which didn't take much,) switched it over for low voltage, and it works like a champ. Now as soon as I make room for this one, I'll have 4 table saws. I'm going to set this one up for cross-cutting and leave my Ridgid 3650 open for other things.
I never pass up cheap/free electric motors, which is a problem because now I have several that I really don't know what to do with. Something will come along though...
“It’s what you learn after you already know everything that counts.” –Chip Foose-