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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-29-2009, 10:05 PM Thread Starter
 
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I have a Sear Craftsman Auto Scroller Saw Model 315.17280. It's an old model and the lower bushing on the shaft disintegrated and is missing, leaving the saw saw to walk all over the place. Sears no longer carries the parts. Would love to figure out a McGuyver fix to this. Basically it's a busing the shaft slides in which has a collar that fits into the saw housing to hold it in place. If needed, I can provide pictures.

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I looked at the Sears Parts site and it's the lower saw bar bushing. It also says no longer available and manufacturer suggests no substitute. It will be a shame if I can't find it as the rest of the unit is fine.
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I have a Sear Craftsman Auto Scroller Saw Model 315.17280. It's an old model and the lower bushing on the shaft disintegrated and is missing, leaving the saw saw to walk all over the place. Sears no longer carries the parts. Would love to figure out a McGuyver fix to this. Basically it's a busing the shaft slides in which has a collar that fits into the saw housing to hold it in place. If needed, I can provide pictures.

Oh, and this is my first post here. Looking forward to the suggestions.

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I too have one of these great saws. Mine has a bad gear under the front cover. If you were not able to get the part for yours, would you consider selling it?
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Steve,

I too have one of these great saws. Mine has a bad gear under the front cover. If you were not able to get the part for yours, would you consider selling it?
Phil, I'm sorry but I threw the saw out. The need was fairly urgent and with so few replies, I purchased a new DeWalt jig saw.

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Steve,
If you still need that bushing, drop me a note. I came across a model for parts a year or so ago to fix my saw (purchased in 1975 I think) to replace a gear.

Anyway, let me know.
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Steve,

I too have one of these great saws. Mine has a bad gear under the front cover. If you were not able to get the part for yours, would you consider selling it?
I am looking for a switch for this saw (a guess about why not won't run). If I can't find a replacement, I would consider (somewhat sadly) selling mine or purchasing another for parts.
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Hey Dave,
Sorry to say, but since my original quest for a replacement gear...I was able to find a really rough replacement saw that looks like it had fallen into a wet mortar bucket, but the gears were intact, and the guy only wanted $15 off Craigslist in Atlanta. I live in Charlotte, but have friends in Atlanta...so was able to have friend get and hold for me till I visited again.
Sometime last year, I had someone request to me for the switch, and I recall that it was integrated with the little circuit board that is used to drive the speed control pot.

I think it's a long shot for you to come up with a replacement...but, if you're fond of this great old saw and all else works well, you may consider finding a friend who is adept at electronics repair. The components are few on this little board, and even the switch is likely repairable by removal of the rivets and some cleaning of contacts.

If you decide to sell the saw for parts instead without getting into the electronics side...reply and let me know.
Good luck whichever way you go...I hate throwing good tools away that I still have a need for and can fix...I suppose alot of us are. Our society is now so much more driven by the HF disposable tools (I'm guilty too, to some degree).
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It's an old thread I know, but I just found it. I have one of these saws, it runs fine, not used heavily. Only defect is the threads in the blade retainer screw are stripped. Part is not available per Sears website. I considered drilling it out and tapping to a larger size, but got a good deal on a new saw, so I really don't need this one. If anyone is interested, let me know.
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