Sears Craftsman table saw model #9 25963 - Woodworking Talk - Woodworkers Forum
Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 8 Old 06-14-2017, 10:28 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
Join Date: Jun 2017
Posts: 1
View Gina N Red Scott's Photo Album My Photos
Sears Craftsman table saw model #9 25963

Hi there, just purchased what I guess is a vintage table saw that you attach a saw underneath to make it a table saw. No manual came with it, and am struggling with putting it together. Contacted Craftsman and have searched endlessly on the internet for one and can't find a manual. Any ideas, or anybody out there have a copy of this manual?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1549_1497493656780.jpg
Views:	249
Size:	65.4 KB
ID:	299994  

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1548_1497493676795.jpg
Views:	226
Size:	65.5 KB
ID:	300002  

Gina N Red Scott is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 8 Old 06-14-2017, 10:49 PM
Interested Observer
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Dover, NH, USA
Posts: 905
View subroc's Photo Album My Photos
try 25965
subroc is online now  
post #3 of 8 Old 06-15-2017, 12:53 AM
Generic Weeb
WeebyWoodWorker's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Gorgeous Oregon!
Posts: 868
View WeebyWoodWorker's Photo Album My Photos
Do you have the correct saw that goes with this table? That might narrow the search a bit.

"I see now that the circumstances of one's birth are irrelevant. It is what you do with the gift of life that determines who you are." -Mewtwo (Pokemon the Movie)
It's kind of strange that this line was delivered in that movie of all things. It's still a really good quote, and certainly a dang good thing to remember.
WeebyWoodWorker is online now  
Sponsored Links
post #4 of 8 Old 06-15-2017, 02:41 AM
Senior Member
allpurpose's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 1,472
View allpurpose's Photo Album My Photos
You know what? My dad had one of those years ago although I'm not sure if it was a craftsman model or not, but you just clamped a circular saw under it and you were in business. Nice gizmo to have handy.. If memory serves it could also be used for a router table as well. Ours was somewhere back in the mid to late 70s..

Parts diagram..
That's all I can find on it, not a hell of a lot of help, but if I remember right you used a couple of flathead bolts that go in from the holes in the top and just bolt up a couple of steel bars from underneath to hold the foot plate in place. It's not the safest setup they ever came up with, but for lightweight cutting it worked.

I figured it's time to change my signature so hold your breath. This is it.
Impressive, huh?

Last edited by allpurpose; 06-15-2017 at 02:53 AM.
allpurpose is offline  
post #5 of 8 Old 06-15-2017, 08:35 AM
Senior Member
Pineknot_86's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 1,767
View Pineknot_86's Photo Album My Photos
Just do a search for Sears manuals or something similar. I have found manuals online before. Got one for an old Troybilt mower that I had once.

A diamond is how coal reacts under pressure.
Pineknot_86 is offline  
post #6 of 8 Old 06-15-2017, 08:48 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Midwest
Posts: 1,883
View woodchux's Photo Album My Photos
Hopefully you have ALL the piece parts for that table as described by allpurpose, or you may have to fabricate "steel bars" and purchase some flathead bolts. It appears to be a good setup table/circular saw for those that make light weight small crafting items. Be safe.
woodchux is offline  
post #7 of 8 Old 06-15-2017, 10:44 AM
Senior Member
allpurpose's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 1,472
View allpurpose's Photo Album My Photos
Pretty sure you understand what i meant by flathead bolt, but just in case it's one of these dohickies..
If I remember right it used 4 of them and take your time aligning the blade with the fence as close as possible and make darn sure it's nice and snug. I can't think of much less fun than having a running circular saw flopping around on the floor in front of you..

I figured it's time to change my signature so hold your breath. This is it.
Impressive, huh?
allpurpose is offline  
post #8 of 8 Old 06-18-2017, 01:29 AM
Junior Member
Join Date: Jun 2017
Posts: 1
View Cattress's Photo Album My Photos
I have one of those

Last week my Mom bought me a Craftsman circular saw (model 315.10864) mounted to that exact same table for $10 at a secondhand store. It's in good condition, so we figured we couldn't go wrong for ten bucks. I am totally new to circular saws, and the only thing I knew was to make sure it's lubricated, clean, and the wiring is in good condition.
I just figured out how to take the saw off the table so i could clean all the sawdust off, but I can take some close up pictures as I put it back together and share them. 'm not sure if this is the complete table though. The saw has a way to adjust the bevel of a cut (I think this is called a scale- but please correct me if I'm wrong) but it is firmly stuck at zero degrees and 'm not sure how to loosen it correctly. The table itself does not have the bevel adjustment that appears in pictures of similar setups.
I have figured out how to raise and lower the depth of a cut at least. The wrench that is used to change the blade was missing, so I'm not sure if I can use crescent wrench, or need a specialized tool. Both the table and the saw are pretty heavy so I hope I don't need to take the saw into a store to fit it.
There are 5 triangular shaped braces that fit over 5 bolts on the underside of the table that can be turned to fit different brand of saws and tightened into position, so no need to drill into the table. I noticed that mine have some slight bends in their shape but I don't think their strength is compromised for future use.
Cattress is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Woodworking Talk - Woodworkers Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Thoughts on old craftsman table saw model 103.22451? Michael_JL Power Tools & Machinery 21 07-24-2017 12:15 PM
Sears craftsman 10" Table Saw. 154402 Power Tools & Machinery 21 04-21-2017 04:43 PM
Old Sears Craftsman Table Saw crazy8 Power Tools & Machinery 10 03-14-2017 10:12 AM
Sears Craftsman model numbers grumpy old bear Woodturning 7 10-21-2016 11:35 AM
Sears Craftsman 10 in belt drive table saw fence TimJG Power Tools & Machinery 4 03-18-2016 02:09 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome