Craftsman contractor saw 113.298762 tune up

Craftsman contractor saw 113.298762 tune up

The 10″ Craftsman contractor saw model 113.298762 was a great tablesaw new. Inspection, tune up , setup and shakedown in this video. It still outperforms many saws of today and is very popular for budget minded woodworkers. Budget tools are always in high demand, so I give my first impressions of some recent purchases from Facebook Marketplace. I will give my initial thoughts of the condition and setup along with an article on my website that will host a parts list and downloadable manual. I will also supply the sources to buy replacement parts for this table saw.
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43 Comments

  1. Dan on December 30, 2021 at 10:18 pm

    Where are the other videos on this? Really want to see them as I have one of these and want to make it better



  2. Jim Dockrell on December 30, 2021 at 10:21 pm

    Nice upgrade. Those old Craftsman saws are pretty decent. I use WD-40 and wet sand with 400 grit to get my saw top free of rust. Clean with naptha after and then wax it with furniture wax, thinned with a bit of 3 in 1 oil if you wish.



  3. Clayton Lemieux on December 30, 2021 at 10:21 pm

    I bought my contractor table saw in 1983 new for $269 a manager special $100 of still have it going strong made a lot of nice things with it ร nd the only accident I had was a kick back that split my thumb open had 4 stitches because I had the splitter off the saw but it’s a good table saw would not trade it for a new cabinet saw I am 64 now ร nd still ues it every week



  4. yauwohn on December 30, 2021 at 10:21 pm

    I cringed when I saw you unloading the saw, it’s cast iron, real easy to break..



  5. Virginia Reid on December 30, 2021 at 10:23 pm

    So glad you found a new saw. It will be very interesting to see haw you have examined and made adjustments and repairs. Hugs and Love to all , yes dear Nora, you too!



  6. pcdreams1 on December 30, 2021 at 10:24 pm

    Picked up this model the other day. Decided to take her apart and got it all cleaned up. Shot a coat of paint today. I’m planning to put some new pulleys/belt on it. Who knows from there



  7. Andrew Bratos on December 30, 2021 at 10:25 pm

    glad to see you cutting from the Right side of the fence, great job thank you



  8. D K on December 30, 2021 at 10:27 pm

    Did you ever make the follow up video?? Iโ€™m curious about the updates you mentioned.



  9. MAS shultzy on December 30, 2021 at 10:29 pm

    I still have this saw I bought sometime around 1990. It was one of the best table saws i’ve had. Just recently decided to tune it up and use it again. I’ve been using an industrial powermatic.



  10. 5 Minute Woodworker on December 30, 2021 at 10:31 pm

    Just found your channell. Great content! New subscriber.



  11. John Dough on December 30, 2021 at 10:31 pm

    Got this same saw and it needs attention… ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿบ



  12. Eric Griebenow on December 30, 2021 at 10:31 pm

    What is a good price for this saw? I found one on marketplace for $120 and the top has surface rust all over it. I want a solid older saw with a 10 inch blade, and this one seems very sturdy



  13. Tim Henry on December 30, 2021 at 10:33 pm

    A friend just gave me one of those. I switched the electric to 110 and shined it up. Top was rusty. Gonna watch to see if I missed something.



  14. JESUS IS LORD on December 30, 2021 at 10:34 pm

    Wtg Kev!!! Great find! I admire the way you took this monster apart and put it back together without left over bolts and nuts. YAY!!!
    I hope you guys find your dream home soon! <3



  15. Sea Lions on December 30, 2021 at 10:34 pm

    Lots of HEAVY lifting in this video. Hoping your back was not too sore. Ouch! Cool how you were able to break that saw down to clean it up and improve its function. ๐Ÿ‘



  16. Aron Medders on December 30, 2021 at 10:36 pm

    I started watching this video because the new saw is the exact model number I just inherited from my dad. You go to move your "old" saw out of the way and it’s the exact model Skilsaw I also have. You also have a ShopSmith like I used to own and a small air compressor just like mine (mine’s black though). You even have my Stanley Fat Max tape measure! GET OUT OF MY HEAD!!! lol



  17. joseph eller on December 30, 2021 at 10:37 pm

    I have the same saw. I changed out the fence and went with the accu-fence. It really made the saw perform a lot better.



  18. john pietros on December 30, 2021 at 10:37 pm

    I just gave a saw exactly like that to my neighbor. Had for 30 years and great condition. Bought a new one



  19. David Bell on December 30, 2021 at 10:38 pm

    Bought the very same one… middle of renovating. Thank you for the parts list!



  20. BSF on December 30, 2021 at 10:40 pm

    Nice score. You stole it. That is a $100 saw all day long. You paid less than the cost of the cast iron wings for the saw. I paid $125 for a newer version with the align a rip fence. Thought it was worth it for the fence. It has the two cast iron wings like yours. I put in a zero clearance insert and a new blade with a new belt. Good saw. Appreciate your video. Nice job.



  21. Clear Skies and Tailwinds on December 30, 2021 at 10:43 pm

    I did a complete tear-down and rebuild of the same model saw. I went so far as to sand and repaint the body exterior and interior and the trunion. I’m not afraid to say that it looks pretty durn cool, better than factory new. I HIGHLY suggest you look into a new link belt to replace the stock one and upgrade your fence to the Delta T-3. It’ll take some minor adjustments to make it mate up but it’s a massive improvement over the stock fence.



  22. Sams Wood Creations on December 30, 2021 at 10:43 pm

    I have 2 of these. Suckers weight a ton with the wings on. One came with 2 of the metal pan wings attached to 2 of the cast iron wings. looked like a air plane. Only bad thing with these saws is that you can’t put a link belt on it and then raise the blade all the way up because the arbor pulley comes so close to the top that the belt will rub. They are really good saws though.



  23. Kat French on December 30, 2021 at 10:43 pm

    Exactly what we needed. Thank you!!! Great, clear content. ๐Ÿ‘



  24. glen paul on December 30, 2021 at 10:46 pm

    I discovered a problem yesterday with my 113.298030 Craftsman table saw when I tried to tilt the blade to cut a 45 degree. Beyond 10 degrees it got increasingly hard to turn the wheel. I did everything I could to get it freed up to no avail….could only get to 20 degrees. Brushed the screw rod, lubed it everywhere I could. Don’t know why it’s so hard to turn…do you have any ideas short of dismantling the saw???



  25. Ajax Sinjax on December 30, 2021 at 10:48 pm

    someone should tell this idiot this isnt actally a 3hp saw



  26. Myrle and Kaye Dietzenbach on December 30, 2021 at 10:49 pm

    To take the motor off you loosen the 2 – 1/2" bolts that are on top of the round rods that slide into the housing. That way the whole motor assy. comes off real easy. Also the adjuster bolt that you took the ratchet to should ALWAYS be loose so when you adjust the height of the blade while it’s tilted the motor can give and needs to adjust it’s self. The weight of the motor will give you all the tension thats needed. I have rebuilt 20 to 30 of these saws over the years. I have picked them up all the way from free to no more than $50 an sell them for $100 to $125. They are going to out last all the junk for years thats on the market now.



  27. The Grant Alexander on December 30, 2021 at 10:51 pm

    Welcome to the 113 club! I love mine, even though it doesn’t have that cam lock fence.



  28. shane bradley on December 30, 2021 at 10:54 pm

    Hello Sir, I have this model table saw. I’ve been trying to figure out the name and or part number for that bottom pin that holds the motor on. Would you by any chance no what the part number is?



  29. Bob Lee's Woodshop on December 30, 2021 at 10:54 pm

    Hey Kevin , I have a 12โ€ craftsman table saw direct drive 2hr power 220 volt, I got it new back in 1974 at sears! Still using it today! Regards BobLee



  30. Billie Jo on December 30, 2021 at 10:55 pm

    I watched it! ๐Ÿ™ƒ



  31. Dave Rinehart on December 30, 2021 at 11:00 pm

    Kevin, I have the exact same saw. Iโ€™ve had it for at least 22 years; I got it from my mother after my father died 25 years ago. He had it at least 10 years. Great saw once it is all adjusted. I bought a Biesemeyer fence for it, best investment ever. I also made and mounted a router table for it. That saw will outlive both of us. I look forward to seeing how you mount a riving knife/splitter to it.



  32. Green Acre Homestead on December 30, 2021 at 11:00 pm

    DUDE!!! You got yourself a new saw there! It’s pristine looking and has obviously been well taken care of. No gum or grime underneath and looks to be in great shape! That saw will last your lifetime and be great too. Steve Carmichael @thecarmichaelworkshop uses the same saw too! Awesome score.



  33. svtcontour on December 30, 2021 at 11:01 pm

    I have a very similar saw, I cant quite square it up. The two mitre slots are actually not parallel to each other. I mean very close but not exact. Still for less than perfect cuts its a reliable saw.



  34. Mark McCluney on December 30, 2021 at 11:01 pm

    Hey Kevin, looks like you got a bargain but with a bit of work required. I’ll be very interested to see the result. And your dungeon looks fascinating! You’ll tell us the story of that some day? Cheers mate, stay healthy.



  35. Adam Knight on December 30, 2021 at 11:02 pm

    I am struggling to remove the rattle on this saw (just inherited it). I replaced the belt but noticed the pulled near the blade was wobbly. I tightened it but it did not do the trick. Any ideas?



  36. In the Workshop on December 30, 2021 at 11:02 pm

    Great saw Kevin, it will be Ace when you have done the work you plan on it.
    Great video, take care David ๐Ÿ‘



  37. Larry Parish on December 30, 2021 at 11:02 pm

    Would love to make some man glitter if my other damn flipper would work better.



  38. DJ on December 30, 2021 at 11:03 pm

    Looks like a steal for 60 bucks! I picked up one for 50 today but the motor mount is broken but the rest looks in decent shape. I found used mounts on ebay but also found out that the Sawstop saw has the exact same motor mount and is about half the price brand new as the used ones are going for. I looked over you blog about the parts and didn’t see it mentioned. I wonder if any other parts from the sawstop are interchangeable. Just thought I’d mention it as another possible source of parts. Thanks for the videos.



  39. Gerrald Farms on December 30, 2021 at 11:03 pm

    Thatโ€™s a nice saw. I have a craftsman table saw. Iโ€™ve been using it redoing our kitchen. Have a good week



  40. Oak Knob Farm on December 30, 2021 at 11:07 pm

    I have a very similar saw (different year, same model). This guy is going to serve you well.
    If you run a standard rubber v-belt use a strap to hold up the motor when not in use – reduces tension on the belt so it doesn’t conform to the pulley shape and make vibration.



  41. Robert Mangum on December 30, 2021 at 11:07 pm

    Picking mine up tomorrow. Your advice will go a long way for me! Thanks!!!!! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป



  42. Cory Jones on December 30, 2021 at 11:13 pm

    Iโ€™ve got the same saw! Not gonna lie though Iโ€™m having some major issues with it. Hopefully when I get some free time I can tackle fixing it with the help of your video(s).