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The tension knob on my Craftsman 18" scroll saw keeps coming loose as I am cutting. Where can I get a replacement tension knob? Or how do I fix this problem? Thank you, Kara

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Go to Searspartsdirect.com and type in your model number. I checked and also found that a lot of parts for this saw are discontinued so good luck.

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SOURCE: Need manual for Craftsman 16" variable speed scroll saw

Go to www.searspartsdirect.com and search by model number.

Posted on May 21, 2009

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SOURCE: Manual for single speed scroll saw

Unfortunately it looks like you'll have to order it from Sears. And I don't know what the difference is between the 2 listed.

They are at the very bottom of this page.

http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/getSubComp.pd?modelNumber=137286050&productCategoryId=0744440&brandId=0247&modelName=SCROLL-SAW&diagramPageId=00001&documentId=P9020197&pop=flush

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SOURCE: need manual for 20'' scroll saw model 113.236400 Craftsman

go to Managemyhome.com and type in your model number the manual is 26 pages long. If I have answered your request would you please rate my response accordingly. Thank you.

Posted on Sep 20, 2009

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My craftsman 10-inch radial saw (model#113.199200) just stopped working. I had it in the driveway cutting some wood without any problems. It sat for a half hour and I went to use it again and it was running half speed then before I could even turn it off it just died. There was no popping sound or smoke, nothing! It will not start. Need help, please?

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Sears 18 42cc chain saw blade keeps coming lose


I have found that the number one reason for a loose chain is from stretching, and that comes from heat or clearing small brush.

Heat being that it is not oiling properly and wears quicker, and the small brush answer (cutting lots of 1/2 in Buckthorn) tends to jerk the chain and manually stretches rather than a steady cut in a log which tends to be smoother.



With that said, yours might be something else. If I can ask a few question... When the saw was purchased, did you install the bar and chain? Second your level of experience - and is this your first saw. What I need to rule out is that the bar could be on wrong.



This saw was more than likely built by Poulan and it should have 2 nuts holding the bar. Does the bar loosen up? If the answer is no you might have a bar that is miss matched to the chain. What that means is that the chains "drivers", the tooth that is down in the bar could be a .050 and the bar could be a .063, hence the chain wobbles more that it should and might be more prone to jumping off.

Solution: Replace bar and chain and make sure they are a matched, lastly, always cut with a sharp chain.

Good luck,

kj

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Changing blade scroll saw


Loosen the knob at the rear of the top arm - turn it counterclockwise several turns. The blade should now be loose. Push the "blade end" of the top arm down slightly with one hand while you unhook the top of the blade. Lower the blade a little to unhook it from the bottom arm.

Replace the blade. Hook it onto the lower arm first - you can look underneath to see what you're doing. The blade's teeth should point DOWNWARD - it's easy to accidentally install it the wrong way, so check that now. Again push down slightly on the end of the upper arm, then hook the top of the blade into the upper arm's blade holder. It should how stay in place, but loosely.

Now return to that tensioning knob at the top rear. Tighten it slowly until the blade is BARELY tight, not loose. Tighten the knob 1/2-turn to one full turn tighter to tension the blade.

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I put a new bar and chain on my craftsman 18" chainsaw because the chain keeps coming loose. I am still having the same problem, after running 10 seconds, the chain falls off.

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My Craftsman 16" variable speed scroll saw worked fine the last time I used it. I tried to use it yesterday and now suddenly it seems to have the bottom arm of the saw working in opposition to the upper...


Try retightening the tension knob...not sure exactly hows its hooked on,but sounds like you may have backed it out too far.If simply turning the knob to tighten does'nt work,try either pulling up on knob a little while trying to tighten..or opposite-push down on it while trying to tighten...the idea with both is to get the threads on the tightening knob to catch the nut inside...my guess is it came off.

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I have a 18" Craftsman gas chain saw. It will not keep running, after two or three cuts it just stops and cannot be started again until it sits for 15 to 20 minutes. I have cleaned the air filter and...


Try removing the fuel cap for a moment, then try restart. If ok, check the fuel vent for plugging. Check the fuel filter for plugging. Inspect the fuel lines for decay or other damage. Check for spark when it stops--it may be the ignition module failing when hot. Check for sawdust and dirt plugging the ventilation system--blow it out with compressed air. Does the engine 4-stroke at speed when not cutting, but does 2-stroke when cutting? Make sure the chain is being oiled while running. Hope this helps!

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HOW DO YOU CHANGE THE BLADE AND TIGHTEN IT UP THE BAND BLADE CAME OFF & I DONT KNOW HOW TO GET IT BACK ON


Unplug it. Open the cover(s). Find the tensioning knob - this is usually right on top, and it is raises the top wheel (or ins some cases an idler wheel) - thereby tightening the blade. Lower the top wheel by turning the tensioning knob a few turn counter-clockwise. This will give you enough slack to re-install the blade. Wear leather gloves and reinstall the blade. Tighten the tensioning knob a bit. Turn the wheel by hand a little to see that the blade tracks OK. Tighten it a bit more. The correct amount of tension pretty much has to be determined by trial and error. If the blade comes off, or bends too much while you try to cut, or cuts poorly, then it's too loose. If you over-tighten it you can break the blade or prematurely wear out your machine. Close the cover and plug it back in. You can adjust the tension with the cover closed, and you can even tighten it while the saw is running. But I wouldn't loosen it while the saw is running.

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How to change the blade on a craftsman scroll saw? The manual was been misplaced when we moved


You might be able to find the manual on the Sears site (this can be a frustrating search - but start with the model number). But even without the manual, this is pretty easy on most scroll saws. There is usually a plastic knob (about the size of a ketchup bottle lid) on top of the machine at the back. You loosen this knob a couple of turns (to the left) and the blade will become very loose. The blade is probably the "pin-end" type - it will have a little cylinder about a 1/4 inch long on each end of the blade. You can buy new blades at any home improvement or hardware store. Besides qualtiy, the main differences will be the length of the blade and the size of the teeth (expressed as TPI or Teeth Per Inch). You need more TPI for cutting harder and thinnner materials, less TPI for softer and thicker material. Put the new blade in like the old one was (teeth pointing down) and tighten the plastic knob. It's hard to be sure how tight is should be, since it doesn't suddenly tighten up. About a 1/4 turn past where is starts to get noticeably tighter is a reasonable place to start. If the blade pops off during use, it wasn't tight enough.

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Does the motor continue to run, but the arm stops? It sounds like the set screw on the motor shaft is loose. See the exploded view at this link. It's called out as # 97 http://www.dewaltservicenet.com/Products/DocumentView.aspx?productid=5682&typeId=3475&documentId=333

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How do I adjust a craftsman bandsaw to keep it from pinching when cutting circles. I have inheirted the bandsaw with no manual


Hi Alvin,

Lower the vertical guide down until it is just above the cutting surface.

However, a standard band saw blade is primarily for straight cuts. They are too wide to make sharp turns.

If you are attempting intricate work requiring extreme angled cuts, a scroll saw is better suited for your needs.

An alternative to check on would be if any thinner scroll emulator type blades are available for your model. They don't as well on heavy jobs, but you'll get the maneuvering you need on the thinner stuff.

Best regards
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I have a Craftsman 10 inch band saw. The blade keeps coming off. I can't find my manual. How do I adjust the alignment on it?


the blade tension shaft in the rear top of the saw should also have a tracking adjustment knob that tilts the top wheel. Open the top guard and spin the top wheel by hand and adjust the tracking knob until the blade atays on. Better unplug the saw until you get this done, then you can power the saw back up and fine tune the tracking while running until it is perfect. hope this helps you.

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