20 Most Recent Craftsman Sears Table Saw Manual Model 113.298051 Questions & Answers


No. A table saw IS NOT safe for sheet metal cutting. I have seen bar stock aluminum and copper cut on a table saw (at least 1/4 inch thick) but trying to cut thin sheet metal would be a bad idea. The two main problems are that the sheet metal is too flexible and the teeth are much larger than the material is thick.

Craftsman Sears... | Answered on Aug 14, 2015


I am not familiar with the sawbench - how it is wired depends on the type of motor being used, but whether a single voltage or multi-voltage induction motor or a series wound brush type motor, it is very difficult to describe how each is wired especially as internal colour codes tend to vary depending on territory and manufacturer (motors are often bought in by tool and appliance manufacturers).

I suggest you approach the sawbench manufacturer or ask a local electrical genius to take a look.

Craftsman Saws | Answered on Mar 03, 2020


Most of the parts for that saw are not manufactured any longer and are not available.

Craftsman Saws | Answered on Nov 22, 2019


Might be a lever, might be a screw which would be visible on the shaft (screw being standard, phillips or allen.) If running into 'it will not fit', please see my other answer

Craftsman Saws | Answered on Oct 09, 2019


It would take an owner to confirm if your unit is normal. I say run it until it dies. Here is some background (but I can't explain the noise.)
The inernal device allowing the variable speed is a varrister (sp?) and may go bad, though totally broken is more likely as in any/many electrical things. The initial full-speed could help prevent a burnout, as my friend recommends for ceiling fans because of the 'strain' starting the fan at low speed (truth or fiction?) I have destroyed one sabar saw by depressing the switch slightly and hold it there while the blade was not moving. Lesson learned.
Actually, a varister has only 2 leads and therefor your speed controller must surely be a little squear block with several wires. Replaceable but I'd wait until it dies.

Craftsman Saws | Answered on Oct 09, 2019


Could be as simple as the blade is the wrong blade for the saw.
Naturally, compare the old and new blades. If you got the unit at a yard sale, the blades included may be the wrong type.
I am aware of 3 types. One has a L shape. One has a narrow top with kind of a collar/bulge near the top. The third has the same shape throughout like a popsicle-stick.
If your blade is type 3, you can file down or grind off part which gets inserted into the saw. This would be the middle of three dimensions meaning the side where the teeth are.
Option number 4; there is a stub stuck in the saw shaft. Can't put two objects in the same space, so you have a challage to get the old stub out. Pounding might work but maybe sawdust has semi-cemented it up there.

Craftsman Saws | Answered on Oct 09, 2019


I have found some hard to find items on EBAY and have posted on Craigslist wanted section to find needed items. Craigslist is more local so you might want to post in numerous cities or states. Good luck!

Craftsman Saws | Answered on Sep 10, 2019

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