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Offline Yadda

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Craftsman Electric Circular Saw
« on: May 01, 2022, 09:44:33 PM »
I picked this up in an auction.  I’ve had a desire to try restoring this saw to some level of use.  It is a tank. Case and all it weighs a few ounces shy of 30 pounds.  It desperately needs a new cord.  Taking cues from prior strings here I won’t try it until I replace the cord.  Feedback on other first steps welcome.
You might say I have a tool collecting problem....

Offline Bill Houghton

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Re: Craftsman Electric Circular Saw
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2022, 10:01:51 AM »
If I recall correctly, that saw was made by a company with "flooring" in the name.  The top handle will work well only if you're over the work being cut - so it would make sense to have been built by a flooring company (assuming my memory is correct; any more, my forgettory is a bit stronger).

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Re: Craftsman Electric Circular Saw
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2022, 10:04:05 AM »
Mine is a lighter duty model of around the same vintage. I found it in 2020 in a neighbor’s shed slated for demolition. The cord was in bad shape so I replaced it. It had some hidden treasures in the bottom of the box.
-Don
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Offline john k

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Re: Craftsman Electric Circular Saw
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2022, 11:06:06 PM »
Those aluminum castings sure shine up well.
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Offline Yadda

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Re: Craftsman Electric Circular Saw
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2022, 12:50:59 AM »
Thanks everyone for the info.
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Re: Craftsman Electric Circular Saw
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2022, 08:30:42 PM »
Please keep us apprised of your progress with this restoration.
No matter how much you cut off, it's still too short

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Re: Craftsman Electric Circular Saw
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2022, 09:21:18 PM »
Please keep us apprised of your progress with this restoration.

Will do.
You might say I have a tool collecting problem....