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  • Craftsman 100 Parts

    I bought a used Craftsman 100 tablesaw and it doesn't have a blade guard where can I get one or have one made. Model # 1132991

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    Here's one solution, Penn State Industries.
    Teach your kids about taxes..........eat 30 percent of their ice cream.

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      I know many will blast me for this, but 90+% of the table saws in use probly do not have a guard on them, and most will in a short time have them in the corner of the shop collecting dust. (I know I have a few floating around some where) (note: on most of the wood working shows, they say the guard has been removed for picture clarity, no it has be removed because it is in the way for normal and precision use)

      I have seen more people get nearly hurt trying to push some thin or small piece through with the guard on trying to fight and work around it than with out it,

      yes one needs to be careful, and you need to make a no hand rule of 5 to 6 or so inches, to the blade, and use push sticks and blocks, and know where your hands are, and practice safety, and do not take short cuts when pertaining to safety.

      few guards on table saw are well designed or engineered,

      but you could try EBay, and or find a saw of similar type and size and order one of a different brand, and adapt it, if you can not find a "factory" unit,

      but if you want a guard that this usable and not thrown away in a short time the one in the pen state URL, is a fairly good one, as you do not have any thing "blocking" the saw, you can, trim, and do laps and dado's, and other cuts that many many times one will remove the guard any way.

      yes if your mass construction grade ripping a guard has some value, but if your going beyond construction grade precision usually the guard is not your friend in quality of work.

      yes some places it is required to have it on.

      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ some other possibilities

      http://www.thewoodshop.20m.com/howto_splitter.htm

      http://www.taunton.com/finewoodworki...F.aspx?id=2298

      http://www.amazon.com/HTC-10A-L-Bret.../dp/B0001LQW7S

      http://www.mikestools.com/biesemeyer...ards_1407.aspx
      Last edited by BHD; 05-16-2008, 11:10 AM.
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        Re: Craftsman 100 Parts

        The first thing I did was to take mine and put it on a shelf. Know it isn't right but can't work with it on. I'm the only one to use it and always always use a block or stick to run my material thru. When ripping long pieces use a roller assembly or have someone that knows how hold the piece coming off the table.

        Not for everyone and would not recommend for someone. Do so at your own risk.

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          Re: Craftsman 100 Parts

          I appreciate all the input I can get since I just got started working in wood and had never owned a table saw.

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            Re: Craftsman 100 Parts

            Originally posted by BHD View Post
            I know many will blast me for this, but 90+% of the table saws in use probly do not have a guard on them, and most will in a short time have them in the corner of the shop collecting dust.

            I completely agree!!! Trying to work a table saw with a big clunky guard on it, in my opinion, is a disaster waiting to happen. When in grade school, none of our saws had guards. We learned how to use them properly and safely and I do not recall one accident in the 4 total years of shop I took.

            Personally, I think all the safety stuff on tools is to protect the manufacturer and seller and NOT the end user. I have two tools that have working guards on them, my jointer and my 12" miter saw.

            Mark
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            • #7
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              The guard for my TS is still in the plastic bag it came in. I don't think I will ever put it on. I too would not recommend this, but I can't work with that big bulky guard either.

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                Wow am I in the minority here. I ran my saw without the guard a couple years ago. A piece of wood lifted, hit the top of the blade and slammed into my belt buckle. I cut another piece and the same thing happened except this time the wood, on the way to my belt buckle, also twisted my thumb and two fingers. I walked around to the back of the saw and installed the guard - took less than a minute. All my guards are in place. If I can't cut with the guards in place I find another way to make the cut. My fingers have been attached to my hands for 61 years - two have been reattached, really painful when the Emergency Room Doc jams that needle with the novocain into your palm and down into your fingers so he can clean the yuck out before surgery. Plus, I don't think I would like the nickname stubby.

                Tom

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                  Of course I can't say for sure Tom W but I doubt very much if you're in the minority here. Safety first is always Rule #1 in my shop and the only time I ever remove my blade guard/splitter is when it's absolutely necessary. There are times when it's actually safer to remove it but to run a saw 100% of the time without one IMO is just asking for trouble.
                  Teach your kids about taxes..........eat 30 percent of their ice cream.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Craftsman 100 Parts

                    I have my grandfathers Craftsman 100 table saw, model number 113.29990 and I am trying to find the belt size for it. I know that it needs 2 belts. I have already searched the Sears site and it will take over a week for them to get here and they are a little spendy. Does anyone know of the belt size for this model. I am trying to get them as a surprize for my dad.

                    Thank you!!!

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                    • #11
                      Re: Craftsman 100 Parts

                      Do you have the old belts? Take them to a good auto parts store like NAPA and match them up. They should have a gauge for measuring the belts. If they don't have a belt then they can probably tell you someone in the area who might.

                      Other possibilities are a farm supply, Sears or other chain automotive store will usually have a stock of belts.

                      But you will need the belt to be able to match the width and angle and length. The length you could get from the C-C distance of the shafts and the pulley diameters + a little simple math.



                      Badger Dave: Agree with your comments from back in May, and I have three friends with at least one finger that is shorter than God intended thanks to not working with the guard on when they could have.
                      Last edited by Bob D.; 09-04-2008, 07:06 PM.
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                      • #12
                        Re: Craftsman 100 Parts

                        Deerslayer, check out this site. I don't know if he has your model available, but it's free to give him a call. I'm seriously thinking about getting one for my TS3650.
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