20 Most Recent Craftsman Contractor Series 10" Table Saw Model 113.299315 W/xr-2412 Rip Fence Questions & Answers


The most important thing is that the blade and riving knife are centered with each other. If not, you may have to shim the riving knife.

The bolts that hold the carriage under the table are intentionally sloppy so that you can loosen them and align the blade/knife with the miter gauge slots.
Lay a long metal straight edge against the side of a carbide blade teeth with the blade all the way up, and make sure the straight edge is parallel with the miter gauge slots in the table. Then tighten the bolts on the underside.

Craftsman... | Answered on Jan 03, 2015


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


Check to see if there is a spring loaded locking pin that locks the saw in place when it is turned from horizontal to vertical .
Most saws have these & may need a bit of force to pull back up if not used often.

Craftsman Saws | Answered on Jul 11, 2019


try sears parts plus website

Craftsman Saws | Answered on Jun 09, 2019


Take the old one and go to an auto parts store, be very wary of the minimum wage people behind counter that does not know how to measure belt. You can go on line and read how to measure belt based on pulleys, you will need a string ans tape measure.
I needed a belt for my 75 year old drill press, and I go store and the kid behind counter asked what it goes to, so I told him and he started looking for the drill press in there car parts. The manager and I just smiled and shook our heads.

Craftsman Saws | Answered on Jun 03, 2019

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