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Mcgill lock switch on my Craftsman bandsaw, Model 113-247410 does not work. Where can I get a new switch? Craftsman said it is discontinued. It is red plastic, with a yellow locking key.

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You can go to Searspartsdirect.com and on the right side of site type in your model number and look under base for this item. Most of the parts for your tool appear to be obsolete no replacement but I did see a couple types of switches still available. If I have helped would you please rate the information as you see fit and Thank you.

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Rowdy your suggestion is great and is exactly what I did but although I used the part # in the users manual what they sent me was not the same switch. I'm going to try to retrofit but just so others know..if you purchase a part from sears direct be advised they don't always match even if you use their part number from the users manual! BJ

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Now, what you should know about bandsaw that it have several points of regulations and all of them must be adjusted correctly. Basic "anatomy" of bandsaw is that it have body, in it there is housed driving wheel (bottom) and tension wheel (top), both of these are protected by rubber "tyre" usually crowned, that allow for better self adjustment and protect teeth on the band.

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If you have problem with your bandsaw, not related to adjustments, please do not hesitate to ask further questions, let us know how you get along with this info.

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