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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.
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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.
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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.
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Re: Craftsman Electric Circular Saw
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2022, 10:31:27 PM »
Well, if you got the cord, I reckon the switch works. That's my usual concern.
No matter how much you cut off, it's still too short

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Re: Craftsman Electric Circular Saw
« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2022, 04:26:52 PM »
Way kool!  Please don't breathe in any of the dust from that old casing, that's my best advice. Good luck with it! 

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Re: Craftsman Electric Circular Saw
« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2022, 06:43:32 PM »
Yadda, I keep seeing that damaged handle on this Craftsman Saw of yours. And it seems half of the handle is basically gone. And at the same time I see these handles I carved years ago. One is in this picture a top this cart I made. My Miter Saw is sitting snug  between the handles. But I wonder if a fella could carve a handle like this; extremely tedious, but eventually fit it to the other half of that saw.  I know it borders on insanity, so me suggesting that I might try that is a risky thing to say. But the handle has to be a certain size and shape no matter what the handle is for. 
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Re: Craftsman Electric Circular Saw
« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2022, 07:51:32 PM »
Wow Model 12!  I think you've been reading my mind.  I have bee considering that same thing.  In fact, if I go that way I will  probably also replace the front knob too.  It has a Crack that isn't a deal breaker, but if I replace the insert on the handle tha knob should match.   I hope to start in January. 
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Re: Craftsman Electric Circular Saw
« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2022, 08:30:53 PM »
It's the sort of work you have to set aside for when there's snow falling and low temperatures. The knob too, huh? You mean like the Maple handles on the Bosch Router?
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Re: Craftsman Electric Circular Saw
« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2022, 10:20:51 PM »
We rarely see snow here in Houston, but winter weather is still dreary.  Mostly hoping I settle into my new position by then so I gave time to do some fun things.

Yeah, Boschish.
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Re: Craftsman Electric Circular Saw
« Reply #13 on: November 22, 2022, 10:39:50 PM »
I was born South of you there. In Nueces County, which is now part of Corpus Christi. I saw flurries only once and they were slight at that.
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No matter how much you cut off, it's still too short