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Manufactured/Badged by:
Sears | Craftsman
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True Manufacturer:
Emerson Electric Co., St. Louis, MO; Ferguson, MO; Paris, TN
Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Table Saw
Machine Size: 10" Table Saw
Submitted By: Jim Finlaw
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: 113.27970
Date of Manufacturer: Mid 1950's
Serial Number: Unknown
Last Updated 4/17/2017 6:09:58 AM

Comments:
This Craftsman 10" Heavy Duty Table Saw was given to me by the CEO of the company I work for. When I got the machine home it was in very rough condition. The top was rusted, both cast iron wing extensions were missing, the fence track extensions were missing and the motor mount was missing. Who ever had it before had the motor mounted directly to the wooden base, thus making any arbor cuts impossible due to the belt drive on the motor being in a fixed position. I cleaned up the table top with scotch brite and 3 in 1 oil. It cleaned up nicely after lots of elbow grease. I washed off all the oil and put a nice paste wax on the top to protect it. Only one bolt was holding the machine to the wooden base. Reconfigured the wooden base so I could mount the machine to it on all four corners inside the machine's base with bolts & nuts. I found a motor mount, cast iron wing extensions and fence extensions online. The cast iron wing extensions were drilled at 1/2 inch lower then the saw's table top mounting holes, so I just bolted it to the machine anyway. I used 1/2 inch plywood to make up the difference, which gave me the opportunity to add on further to the wing extensions enough to allow me to easily cut a 4x8 sheet of plywood! I made the wooden fence track extensions that go beyond the metal fence track extensions out of popular and the rest was framed up using some white pine 2x4 boards I had in the shop. It works great and is not hard to set up a nice square cut on 4x8 sheets of plywood with the fence. I still need to work on the tilting arbor mechanism because it only tilts to 30 degrees. Not sure if the trunions are messed up or what exactly is going on there. When I ever get some free time I will tear the machine down to see whats going on there. When I raise or lower the blade, I have to re-tension the drive belt on the new motor mount each time, which is kind of a pain. I rewired the motor and added a safety switch. The motor on this machine is not the original motor. It was replaced by a Robbins & Meyers 1/2 horsepower single phase 8.6 / 4.3 Amps 115/230 Volts motor turning 3450 RPM's. This motor was manufactured in Springfield, Ohio and it puts out plenty of power, even with hardwoods. I am very happy how this machine turned out after getting it all set up. I does a nice job.

(Admin BAK,4/17/2017: Revised true mfgr to Emerson. Note: the 10" extension mounting holes are different height on the edge. Turn the extensions around and the top should line up.)

Photo 1:

Comments: Front of machine showing new safety switch. The wooden base is original to the machine.
Source: Jim Finlaw
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Photo 2:

Comments: Showing new motor mount, motor. I remodeled the base to mount the machine with 4 bolts. Also had to cutout the base so the tilting arbor would work.
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Photo 3:

Comments: This shows the wing extensions and fence extensions that allow me to easily cut a 4x8 sheet of plywood. The blade guard is original and came with the machine.
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Comments: this is the data tag for the table saw.
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Photo 5:

Comments: This is the Robbins & Meyers data tag on the motor.
Source: Jim Finlaw
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