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Sears Craftsman Electronic 10" table saw with digital display adjustments

by Manage My Life Last activity date:
February 15th

Received Sears Craftsman Electronic 10" saw some time ago. Has cast iron table . Can't locate model/serial nos. Elevation and bevel is motor driven with digital display to 1000th inch. It has a dual switch, the master power has the key lockout, with the motor switch beside it. It was working fine until a few days ago. Then the motor switch malfunction and no effect when pressed for shut off. Had to use the master switch to turn off saw. With the master switch on and the blade running, this was the only way to adjust the blade height from the motorized motor. Also, when the saw is just plugged in without the master switch turn on, there is a running display of "8's" flashing right to left on the digital display, whereas before, the display is off, as should be. I can still raise/lower the blade by using the up/down jog button, but the punched-in feature is non functional on the keypad for elevation and bevel. I have removed the control panel and use compressed air to lightly blow away any sawdust, but no effect. Any suggestions on solving problem, or firstly where to find the model/serial nos.

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Up date to my previous post.

I took my switch apart but didn't see what I expected to see. I was hopeing to see burned contacts, but 3 of the 4 bars in the switch looked as if new. The 3rd bar had a little the normal arking like it was the one that was use for starting the motor. Little blackish, but not bad at all. Cleaned it up and put it back together. The only other thing I did see is the wires on the back of the switch, they all looked as if new, but one push on terminal on the switch looked as if it had been out in the whether for a couple years, but I didn't think it was a problem as it wasn't all that bad, just a different color. Maybe the result of heating up starting the motor? But I sanded it and cleaned it anyways. At this point I figured I had other problems else where. Taking the switch apart was easy and quick. No flying parts when opened up.

To my surprise, I put it back together and all works as it should. I figured I'd have to it modify with some externial switches for up and down and tilt and no more read.

I'm so happy!!!!! I love my saw. I put a 1 1/2 hp motor on mine about 10 years ago.

Thanks everone here that directed me to the switch. I wouldn't have looked there on my own. Thanks again, I love this site.
by Manage My Life
February 11th, 2013
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Wayne J Germain
I, too, have the 10" Craftsman Electronic TS #113.290650 and it works well except for the bevel ("Tilt"). Setting it to 45* goes along well but stops @ 42*. Is anyone out there informed enough to give advice on this? I looked all over the inside for STOP adjustments on the trunion but couldn't see any (Poor eyesight???) Help!
by Wayne J Germain
February 15th
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Mark T
Terry,
I am glad to hear you were able to get the bevel working again. It is hard to say what cause the problem. It could have been just a loose connection on the switch. A loose connection will discolor the terminal over time and could stop working. Just be sure the connections are tight and you should not have any other problems. As often as you use the bevel motor, it should not fail. At least I have never had to install one.
Please keep us in mind if you have any other problems. Thank you Mark
by Mark T
February 16th, 2013
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I have the same saw and have loved it for the last 25 years. Not one problem with it. It looks as good today as the day I bought it even though its been used a lot.

Then when using it, all of a sudden the bottons on the digital read out don't work. The readout is fine and displays up and down. The up and down button will raise and lower it. But thats the only buttons that work.

I have a dust system underneath my saw and quit often I would turn the dust system on and take my air hose and clean out under the saw blade. I've done it many times, and after this time the read out no longer worked. I've looked and see nothing that the air cleaning would have done this time.

Just wondering if you ever figured out any other places to look other than the switch? Did you have to get parts and where? Any pictures?

Did your readout go completely blank? As I said earlier, my readout and displays works up and down only and the blade does go up and down. No bevel at all. The switch was discussed as maybe being the problem. Seems as since my readout works, there should be enough voltage and my problem might be else where.
by Manage My Life
February 11th, 2013
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Hi Sam A, Thank you very much for the effort on the diagram. Now, let the healing begin!
by Manage My Life
November 27th, 2012
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Sam A
Thank you for your request Jim G.

I will send you the image for the print layout of the electronic table saw.

Reference the image below.

Sam A.
by Sam A
November 26th, 2012
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My 113.226830 failed in the mode of "0.0008" on the display when any button is pressed. If the post of 'Sam A EXPERT January 07, 2011' is still good, I would really like a copy of the wiring diagram and voltage of the tilt and elevation motors. I am willing to just wire toggle switches to drive the adjustment motors. Must admit I have not checked the double switches yet. Did disassemble the electronic board and saw nothing 'smoked'.
by Manage My Life
November 24th, 2012
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I have a craftsman 10" Electronic table saw Model# 113.226830, I bought it new from sear's. I works great.
by Manage My Life
November 24th, 2012
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To Richard,

I found the email file of photos for the switch repair. If you are interested in them, email me at kilogecho@gmail.com and I will forward them to you.
by Manage My Life
March 12th, 2012
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Sam A
Thank you Richard. But I believe that Paramatric was the original author of the question so I would only have his e-mail address.

You are correct in that you may need to rewire the saw. I can give you a copy of the wiring diagram such as it is. You will need to magnify the image to be able to read it.

Sam A.
by Sam A
March 12th, 2012
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Thanks Parametric, I will give your suggestions a try. Sam - it would be great to have a copy of those pictures, as well as, a wiring diagram for 113.290650 for my file. Since no parts are available, I have a feeling a comlete re-wiring job is in the future if I want to keep it going. I believe you have my e-mail address through this website. If not, let me know.
by Manage My Life
March 12th, 2012
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Sam A
Thank you for the update guys. Great job of fixing your table saw. If you could send those pictures of the switch repair to my e-mail address I will put them into my electronic table saw file.

sande38@searshc.com

Sam A.
by Sam A
March 12th, 2012
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Hi Richard,

I have the same model saw, 113.290650. The dual switch, which is no longer available, seems critical controlling the voltages (and amperage) to the PC board. Mine had the contacts well blacken from arcing and thus very high resistance affecting the electrical to the PCB. I also lost ELEV and BEVEL functions.
Takiingthe double switch apart and cleaning the 4 pairs of contacts is an easy task. Mark and note the wire connections. Gently unbend the fold-over tabs, nothing will fly apart. Fine sandpaper the bad contacts clean of any black arcing marks and reassembled. I even swamp the 2 unused contacts with the motor -on contacts.
Last year, I sent Sam some photos for repairing the switch. He should have them on file.
I think this repair is worth a try before any desperate measures. Needless to say, my saw has been working great since and I love the ability for duplicate cuts with the digital display accuracy, especially for repeated bevel angle cuts.
by Manage My Life
March 11th, 2012
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I am experiencing similar electronic problems with my 113.290650 saw. Mine will randomly respond to input settings and if it eventually does adjust to the settings, it usually changes during the cut. This is quite frustrating and dangerous. I would like to receive a wiring diagram to see if I can by-pass the electronics board and install toggle switches for the elevation and bevel settings. I don't need the readout function. An alternative would be to remove the servo motors and modify the adjusters to manual. Any suggestions on that?
by Manage My Life
March 11th, 2012
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Sam A
Thank you for the update. And yes pictures would be great.

You could send them to my e-mail it would be great.

Thank you for using Manage My Life.
by Sam A
January 12th, 2011
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I have some photos of the switch, and cleaning the contacts if they would be of help to anyone. Unless the switch is physically damage, It is easy to take apart and repair.
by Manage My Life
January 12th, 2011
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Sam - I can communicate to this again. Will recap here what I sent you.

Good News! I have fixed the table saw problem. I checked the double switch terminals at ON and OFF positions and found that some times there were open connections or very high resistance. The odd time there was low resistance or continuity. This was the power feed to the PC Board. Since the switch was a crimped-over 2 piece, I took it apart. Separating the 2 halves gently is easy, as there are no "flying parts". There are 4 sets of contacts. Two have been arced until black, leading to very high resistance or no contact. I filed the 2 stationary burnt contacts and mate it with the 2 movable that is still shiny as new. I also filed the other 2 movable contacts and mate them with the good stationary contacts. Re-assemble the switch, connect all to the PC Board, cross my fingers and twist my tongue, and power up. Lo & Behold - just like new! Punch in the number pad for ELEV ...Good, for BEVEL ...Good!
by Manage My Life
January 12th, 2011
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I have repaired my double main switches. Got the table saw to work like before again.
by Manage My Life
January 12th, 2011
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Sam A
I am sorry for what you have discovered on the wiring your table saw. Age has a way of causing deterioration of the electrical components.

Richard if you will give me your e-mail address I will send you a copy of the control and wire hookups and if the board is still good, it should help you rewire your saw and help repair the motor and main switches.

My e-mail address is sande38@searshc.com.

Thank you for using Manage My Life.
by Sam A
January 7th, 2011
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My control panel on my saw is trash, all the wires on the circuit board are cracked or broke. I guess I will have to start from scratch. I have taken the panel off and now all I have is a few wires. I have the black and the white + the green coming in from the 110 to where the panel use to be then I have the black, white,green going on to the motor. Then I have two black and white (smaller wire) going into each smaller motor (blade height and angle) coming from where it plugged into the circuit board. Then there is a bunch of smaller wire coming from the blade and angle motor and plugged into the circuit board. I guess I will have to disregard all these small wire (must be for electronics. Are the height and angle motors 24 volt? Craftsman sure left me and alot of other people with a $770.00 piece of scrap Iron. Sorry I shouldn't be like that.

Richard
by Manage My Life
January 6th, 2011
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Sam A
I am sorry to hear you also have a saw that you cannot get parts for.

If you have had the same exact problem as the previous person you should be able to use a standard toggle type switch to repair your also. You may have to mount it to the side area of the original switch but it should work. You may want to take the switch out and check it with a volt/ohm meter first to make sure it is the problem.

Let me know how it works out.

Thank you for using Manage My Life.
by Sam A
January 5th, 2011
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I have a table saw just like that, I've had it since they first come out - LOVED IT.
One day while I was using it mine did the same thing yours did. Called Sears I was told the circuit board probably had went bad. I asked them to order me a new board and I was told they could not get that part for that saw anymore. So I sent the board to a electronic repair store. They sent it back to me and said that there was a Motorola part in there that they didn't make any more. So I have this 10 inch saw setting here in really good shape and I can't even use it. Good Luck On Yours!
by Manage My Life
January 5th, 2011
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Sam, thanks for the feedback. I will check with all your info after the holidays. I am away from home for family get together now. Cheers!
by Manage My Life
December 23rd, 2010
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Sam A
Thank you for your question.

I can understand your concern when your table saw switch is not working correctly.

The model number is on the frame on the front of the table saw, and it will start with a 113.XXXXX.

I am going to assume that it is a 113.290650 Electronic table saw.

I sound like your saw motor switch has failed between 7 and 8 on the switch.



The master switch and saw motor switch are together in one housing and the switch is no longer available.

In order to use the saw as intended you may have to bypass the saw motor switch with another manual double pole single throw switch you can pick up locally.

I have e-mailed you a diagram for the saw.

I hope this will help.

Thank you for using Manage My Life.
by Sam A
December 23rd, 2010
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I can understand your frustration over the issue that you are having with the table saw. I was unable to locate any information upon the issue. My suggestion would be is to double check for the model number. It always helps the expert to explain your issue a tad bit better.
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by Manage My Life
December 21st, 2010
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