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Looking to find repair parts for this table saw. I need a new arbor and gear mechanism to raise blade. any place to purchase these items?

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  • rsallot Jun 30, 2009

    This is a generic answer for generic table saws.

    I have a 1938 8" saw model 10102141. I was hoping to find parts for old or antique table saws. I have been to the sears site and they don't recognize the number in their search engine. I am not sure if anyone carries parts for these "OLD" saws.

    Thanks for the time.



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Craftsman parts are available online from, the official Sears support site.
Depending on the age of the saw, you may be able to locate them there...

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Posted on Jun 30, 2009

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    efs_perpends Jul 01, 2009

    An answer can only be as good as the question. Try this site. They may not have parts, but there's a forum where you can ask fellow owners,, and it's a great resource for old machines, with some parts links.



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Fig. 43
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Fig. 44
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