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Dating my Tablesaw

MarkRD's picture

And no, she does not have a sister, (rim shot)
She doesn't drink (another rim shot)
She's flat but sturdy (yet another rim shot)
She can hurt you pretty bad (you get the idea)

But seriously folks,

How do I find out the actual age of my saw. All these years I just been guessing. I know it's at least 15 years (that's how long I've had it)

It's an Old craftsman....

Mark


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(post #74991, reply #1 of 14)

You are no fun. I had all kind of not so whitty remarks, but you premptively stole our thunder.


15 years old isn't really "old". Unfortunately it is not old enough for the old machine trivia guys to date it, but too old for us to recognize it by sight. Search craftsmans site for the owners manual (they probably have it) look for the publication date and that will get you close. Look at the motor for a date.


Mike


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(post #74991, reply #2 of 14)

And no, she does not have a sister, (rim shot)
She doesn't drink (another rim shot)
She's flat but sturdy (yet another rim shot)
She can hurt you pretty bad (you get the idea)

Ya stold all my old jokes geeeee

Have a great day.. Life is wonderful even if you are having a bad day!

mikegagne's picture

(post #74991, reply #3 of 14)

It has tgo be older than 15 years unless its just a piece of junk. Try the owwm.com website

Dave45's picture

(post #74991, reply #4 of 14)

Somewhere on your saw, there should be a plate with a model number and a serial number.  If you can find those, go to the Sears website and see if you can track down an owners manual for it.  If they have one, the copyright date should give you the age of the saw.


If that doesn't work, take the model and serial number to a Sears parts and repair center.  They may be able to use them to tell you when your saw was made.

MarkRD's picture

(post #74991, reply #5 of 14)

Thanks - I got the serial number now to find the manuals at the sears site. I tried last night but no luck...

mark


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MarkRD's picture

(post #74991, reply #6 of 14)

Help, where on the sears site are the manuals from older products. I'm having a heck of a time finding them???

M.


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Dave45's picture

(post #74991, reply #7 of 14)

You may have to search for Craftsman Tools then look at the section for repair parts.  IIRC, you put in the model number and it takes you to the right place.  There's also (usually) a "Contact Us" tab where you can send them an e-mail.

MarkRD's picture

(post #74991, reply #8 of 14)

Thanks for pointing me to the right page.

FYI its www3.sears.com.

I could not raise pictures of the saw, but I was able to raise a picture of the motor. The date on the print for the motor is 1964!

The funny thing is, even though I could not get a picture of the saw, there were many parts I can still order!!!! Amazing.

SO my table saw is officially 41 years old. It's only 3 years younger than I am. Cool.

And it was made for sears by Emerson Electric the first year Emerson started making Craftsman tools. Emerson now makes Rigid stuff for Home Depot (wet dry vacs).

FYI Emerson has a recall for Craftsman Radial Arm Saws made from 1958 to 1992.

"Emerson Tool Co. (ETC) is providing a repair kit for a new blade guard or $100 to owners of certain Craftsman® 8", 8¼", 9", and 10" Radial Arm Saws. Sears sold the 8, 9, and 10-inch saws from 1958 through 1992. The 8¼" saws were sold from 1990 through 1995. Is my saw part of this recall? " http://www.radialarmsawrecall.com/


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Stuart's picture

(post #74991, reply #9 of 14)

You may want to check out the old woodworking machines website.  This is the link to the page with all their Craftsman publications.  There are a bunch of table saw manuals listed by model number.


http://www.owwm.com/MfgIndex/Publications.asp?ID=222


This is a link to a copy of the 1966 Sears tool catalog; if you saw is from 1964 it may still be in the '66 edition.


http://www.owwm.com/files/PDF/Craftsman/1966-Catalog.pdf

MarkRD's picture

(post #74991, reply #10 of 14)

Thanks Stu.
THe 1966 machine looks similar. Different miter guage, different left extention fence, different base, but otherwise the same.

Thanks for the link. $124! I've spent more on that saw than it was worth new (fence, pulleys, belts, blades :-)

Mark


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MarkRD's picture

(post #74991, reply #11 of 14)

Found the actual manual and parts list at the owwm site. - again, thanks.
Mark


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WillGeorge's picture

(post #74991, reply #12 of 14)

I tried dating my tablesaw and she said I looked funny in earplugs and a safty face shield??

Have a great day.. Life is wonderful even if you are having a bad day!

MarkRD's picture

(post #74991, reply #13 of 14)

Funny "ha ha" or funny "strange." :-)

M.


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