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My 40-year old TS is nearing it's time to be retired, and I am hoping to get a few recommendations for a replacement... The old one is 10", 13 amp, 120v, with a 44"x27" top. No HP rating given. I have a 240v plug nearby -- in a garage -- and am not committed to those specs. You can see the stuff I've made at the website below, if interested. It has worked well for many years. Sad to see it go!
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My 40-year old TS is nearing it's time to be retired, and I am hoping to get a few recommendations for a replacement... The old one is 10", 13 amp, 120v, with a 44"x27" top. No HP rating given. I have a 240v plug nearby -- in a garage -- and am not committed to those specs. You can see the stuff I've made at the website below, if interested. It has worked well for many years. Sad to see it go!
What brand is it? Some of the older saws are well worth restoring.

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What brand is it? Some of the older saws are well worth restoring.
Craftsman. I looked at the sears parts site, and the list of parts is paltry. I purchased a Freud sBOX8 blade set -- it seemed the two blades were at different heights. Sent it back to Freud - they said it worked perfectly, and my arbor might be worn. Can't find a replacement part...
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the Bosch 4100 will handle everything listed on your website...

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the Bosch 4100 will handle everything listed on your website...
Thanks! Several review sites called it #1.
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Thanks! Several review sites called it #1.
every project I posted I did on one...

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Craftsman. I looked at the sears parts site, and the list of parts is paltry. I purchased a Freud sBOX8 blade set -- it seemed the two blades were at different heights. Sent it back to Freud - they said it worked perfectly, and my arbor might be worn. Can't find a replacement part...
Did you tighten them up and rotate them to make sure? I have the box cutter blades and use them all the time, very handy for narrow dado's and rabets,besides box joints.
How would an arbor wear,unless the blades wear slipping? Never heard of that.
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Did you tighten them up and rotate them to make sure? I have the box cutter blades and use them all the time, very handy for narrow dado's and rabets,besides box joints.
How would an arbor wear,unless the blades wear slipping? Never heard of that.
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soft arbor metal...
loose arbor nut...
wobble dado blade...
out of balance HF kind of blade...
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Craftsman. I looked at the sears parts site, and the list of parts is paltry. I purchased a Freud sBOX8 blade set -- it seemed the two blades were at different heights. Sent it back to Freud - they said it worked perfectly, and my arbor might be worn. Can't find a replacement part...

Hi Dave...looked through your web site...VERY NICE...

When you install the box set, take a look at the outside blade and where it sits. It's possible that the blade might be falling into the threads. If so, the dado stack might be wider than the arbor (non-threaded portion) can handle.

If that is the case not sure you can do anything about that...the bore on the blades needs to be a good fit on the arbor shaft. Possibly a thinner inner washer might help...?

Is it possible a machine shop might be able to machine a new arbor for you with a longer shaft portion...?

...I'm assuming that's what might be happening, of course...

If you're shopping anyway, try Marketplace on Facebook for a used saw (Unisaw, Powermatic, etc...). There are lots of Craftsman on there and maybe one of them could be the same model as yours...?
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Dave I would suggest Saw Stop. Good look with your new saw
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