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docarch

10:46AM | 01/15/06
Member Since: 12/06/05
7 lifetime posts
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I have a Craftsman Model #11323100 Radial Arm saw in very good condition that I have had for years & does an excellent job for what it is intended. However, I recently discovered that I had 3 breaks in the Arm Latch Part #30479 that had apparently been broken for some time & a light jostle made the breaks apparent. Unfortunately Sears no longer carries the part. I found out the about the lawsuit (I want no part of that, it is a joke) & Emerson does not have the part either. I called the man Sears allegedly sold their stock to & he did not have it either, but recomended the internet. Anyone out there have the part or a good & reliable source?

Thanks

are2dee2

12:51PM | 09/11/09
Member Since: 09/10/09
2 lifetime posts
Hi docarch,

Did you ever get any leads on that broken arm latch part number 30479 that you needed? I just bought a 113.23100 for fifty bucks at a local pawnshop. They were asking $150 but I said, "Will you take 50 for this old beast"? They said "Which truck do you want us to load it into"? It's in very good condition, not showing very much wear at all, I even got a nearly new 10-inch carbide blade with it. But it has the same problem as yours; the arm latch is broken in two. I have removed the arm latch completely. This does not effect the operation of the saw, but I have to set, check and lock the arm into whatever angle I want to cut. I have made a group of setup boards for 90, 45, 60, and 30 degrees, they work OK but are slow to use, and the arm latch detents are lightening fast. I understand that cast iron is difficult to weld, especially on small pieces like this. I am going to take the broken pieces in to a machinist friend at work to see if he could make a replacement out of some good steel stock. The original cast iron latch is very brittle and a steel one would be almost indestructible. I am also looking into some DeWalt saws that might use the exact same part. I have searched the web, but have not yet found a source for this part. I will contact you if I come across anything of interest. Bye4now.

R2

are2dee2

06:54PM | 09/21/09
Member Since: 09/10/09
2 lifetime posts
Well I found that I could get the part built at a local machine shop for $125. So instead, I kept looking at Craig's List for the series of model numbers that used this part (113.23100 113.23301 113.29001 113.29401 113.29410 113.29430 113.29501)until I found one for sale that was in good shape with an intact 30479 arm latch. The seller wanted $75 for his entire saw with a good table, roller cart stand, extra blades, and even the original manual and adjustment tools. I offered $50 and he said "SOLD". Then I bought a pair of new tracks (part number 63127)from the Sears parts site for $22. So now I have a good, heavy, old iron saw that is in excellent condition and runs like a singer, plus a load of spare parts for future needs. Looks like Craigs List is our only hope for some of these parts that Sears has discontinued.

Good Luck

R2
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