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post #1 of 14 Old 09-17-2020, 05:35 PM Thread Starter
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Question Newby looking for advice on table saw

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I am looking at purchasing a used Craftsman 10" Table Saw, Model 113.298032. It has the add-ons making the top pretty wide. The seller wants $75 and says the motor is out! Looks like motors are around $110-$180 but from what I've read, now would be a good time to upgrade the stock motor.


I'm working with 110v and was wondering if any of you have upgraded one of these and is it worth it?
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post #2 of 14 Old 09-17-2020, 06:31 PM
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Motors rarely go "out" ......

Unless they were severely overloaded and overheated there is often a "cure' for a dead motor. It could be a wiring issue or a starting capacitor. Ebay has all sorts of motors for Craftsman table saw, but shipping will cost you $$$$.

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_fro...motor&_sacat=0

You can find a different/better saw for around the same money if you search and take your time. That saw look like it needs some serious rust removal, but that's not a deal breaker like the dead motor.



Hard to give advice on a sight unseen table saw, but in general figure that 1 HP is good for 1" thick material and up to 2" with a sharp thin kerf blade. The most HP you can run on 120 volts is 2 HP on a dedicated circuit. All 3 HP motors need 220 volts.
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I have no clue whether that is a good saw as a starting point or not. I expect a better saw, motor, fence and rail combo can be had for similar money to a bit mote. On my local CL $100 - $150 can generally get a Craftsman contractor saw or a Ridgid 2424 with a 1-1/2hp motor as well as a align-a-rip fence. Might be worth it to look around.
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Is this a good deal? Craftsman Model # 113.221740 10"

Found this about 1 hour away for $125.


Craftsman Model # 113.221740 10" motorized 2 1/2 Developed HP. Calculates to 1.88hp.
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Newby looking for advice on table saw

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Found this about 1 hour away for $125.


Craftsman Model # 113.221740 10" motorized 2 1/2 Developed HP. Calculates to 1.88hp.

If thatís your budget, looks decent. Iíd take a small square with me and check the blade, see if itís parallel with the miter slots and perpendicular with table, etc. looks like thereís a fence on the left, throw that on there and see how easy it is to adjust, check parallel with blade, etc. if thatís all good, and it runs, a new blade will go a long way. DeWalt has a 2 pack for $35, or a diablo 50T combo for about that will cut a lot of wood.


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Found this about 1 hour away for $125.


Craftsman Model # 113.221740 10" motorized 2 1/2 Developed HP. Calculates to 1.88hp.
Craftsman was not junk, and at $125 you can't go wrong.

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unless the 1st saw has a lot of carbide blades, dado head and a good rip fence. run
that saw is very popular and most often used saw (even here) they come up on craigslist often
look for one that runs, thou woodnthings has a good point, probably fixable for zero effort

2nd saw is a direct drive, plain and simple junk
stay away from any direct drive saw
2.25 hp is impossible to run on 120 volts, it is a 1/2 hp at best
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I have the Craftsman 100 model that I paid $40 for and it came in a handmade wooden wheeled box cabinet with a good fence and miter thingy (sorry, I'm word-memory-challenged sometimes). I had to replace the electric cord, but other than vacuuming the dust out of the inside and around the motor, it runs like a charm. I like it a lot as it's the same saw I learned my first woodworking on with my dad. I have his, too, but it needs serious but possible restoration from being practically outside wrapped in tarp, under a roof for 20 years. The memories of all the projects that saw was involved in made me keep it, but I needed a saw!

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I don't see a rip fence with the first saw at the top of this thread. I think there may be a rip fence on the lower left side of the second saw.

I would not spend money or time on a used table saw unless it comes with a quality rip fence in good working order.
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thanks guys!

I'm still looking and am under the belief that I found a great saw for $200. It's an hour away so your input is vital. Let me know what you think of this Delta 10" Contractor's Saw.
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Hi


That one looks a lot better then the other two.
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Yeah, worth the drive for $200. Looks in good shape, has base, nice heavy cast iron table, wing extensions, 1 piece fence, miter. That 1 piece fence alone is worth a look. Go check it out, cut some wood with it. Try the fence, etc. Take a square with you.

One thing to point out... do you have ROOM for this in your shop? If the motor sticks out the back, it's probably 40" deep x 6' long or so.
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thanks guys!

I'm still looking and am under the belief that I found a great saw for $200. It's an hour away so your input is vital. Let me know what you think of this Delta 10" Contractor's Saw.

This is the better saw than the other 2 and it isn't close. I always try to work a guy on the price. If you can pull $25 or $50 off the asking price that would be a very good deal. This all assumes that the saw isn't in need of any repair right now. A 35 year old saw that needs repair is another matter entirely.


Good luck.
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thanks guys!

I'm still looking and am under the belief that I found a great saw for $200. It's an hour away so your input is vital. Let me know what you think of this Delta 10" Contractor's Saw.
hopefully you ran out and got this saw
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