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  1. Early Craftsman Series (generally pre-1946, some exceptions): BC = unknown U.S. manufacturer, ca. ? - ? BE = New Britain and some Hinsdale, ca. 1931 - 1947 BT = unknown U.S. manufacturer, ca. 1936 - 1938 Cxx = New Britain and probably Hinsdale and Fulton, ca. 1930 - 1936 CI = probably Fulton, ca. 1930 - 1945 CF = Herbrand, ca. 1930 - 1936 C8 = JP Danielson, ca. 1930 -1936 F-circle = possibly Lectrolite, Miller Falls, or KD, ca. 1949 - 1964 G-circle = possibly Lectrolite, ca. 1949 - 1959 perhaps as late as 1964 H-circle = New Britain and some Hinsdale, ca
  2. I was given a Craftsman 10” band saw recently. It’s pretty old but not in terrible shape. The blade continually slides off the bottom wheel. There are 3 wheels in total. Doesn’t matter how much I adjust the tension. The blade guides seem to be right where they should. I don’t know what else to do. Maybe time to replace the tires? Like I said it’s old. Wheels don’t seem to be wobbling but the blade continually slides off that bottom wheel.
  3. A trip through the archives of Tools in Action and ToolGuyd displays how far the cordless tool market has come in the past decade or so. Early articles on each site capture the look of the 2008-2011 tool market, and there are many gems that cover the tools available back then--established brands, new products, and optimistic predictions of what the future would look like. Well, it's the future, and I'd venture to say that few of us expected the cordless job site to look like it does now back in the dark days of 2009. The tools have gotten smaller, smarter and become brushless, and a number
  4. After being in the trades, mostly carpentry and rental properties, I finally decided on Tstak as my choice of toolbox system. I have grown into a mostly interior trim carpenter and love these boxes. I have used all the brands and I was using a combination of the Milwaukee organizers and the 26" Jobsite box. At the same time I was using the Ridgid pro boxes for my bigger routers/planer etc. I was waiting for what ended up being Packout from Milwaukee, but the price is too high. And I thought the Ridgid system was too heavy.... I put a cap on my truck and now I no longer have the need for watert
  5. I have an older 3/8 drill i am thinking of making a mini drill press with so when you are using very small bits they dont break and it would be kind of cool. Do you guys have any ideas how i can go about doing this i am thinking of wiring the switch so i can pull the trigger to go speed i know they sold little things like this but i want to try to make some thanks for checking this post out have a good one
  6. Not Really an article, but here's a 1931 Craftsman Power Tool Catalog for your enjoyment. The Craftsman name itself was first used by Sears in 1927 and the first power tools were offered in 1929 making this the 3rd Power Tool production year. craftsman1931.pdf
  7. Is craftsman the best hand to Brand? I am thinking about buying all new hand tools and some people are telling me to buy craftsman only because they are American made but they are not the best. Others are telling me they are the best. Please help me buy telling me what hand tools are better than others. Thank you in advance.
  8. I recently acquired a direct-drive Craftsman 315.218050 table saw which works, but the motor shaft assembly rattles loudly when it spins down. My guess is that a shaft bearing is going out, and I want to replace it before it does more damage. I found that I can get an arbor shaft assembly for a reasonable price, but I don't know just how to install it. I have separated the motor from the cast (aluminum?) gearbox but don't know how to open it up to get to the shaft assembly inside. Here are two photos: As you can see from my photos, there is a retaining ring holding the shaft in place. It h
  9. Here is the 1933 Craftsman Power Tool Catalog. This is the 5th production year for Craftsman Power Tools 1933 Craftsman Power Tools.pdf
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