1950's Craftsman 2 Wheel Band Saw Model No. 113.24261

Craftsman 2 Wheel 12

Craftsman 2 Wheel 12" Band Saw No. 113.24261

This is a Craftsman 12" Band Saw Model No. 113.2461 on a single pedestal stand. I believe that it's from the late fifties or early 1960's. It's listed in the Sears 1959-1960 Power Tool Catalog. I has a self-aligning upper blade guide with bronze blocks and ball bearing thrust wheels. It cuts to the center of a 24" circle. It has a solid cast iron saw table that measures 12 1/2" x 14 3/8."

It uses an 80" blade. The saw is mounted on a single pedestal cast iron tool stand with with a 1/3 HP motor.

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Jan 07, 2016
Handed down to me from my father-in-law about 10 years ago. NEW
by: Bud

This is a solid saw. Moderately used but in great shape. Took a while to figure out how to Ste the upper and lower blade guides but I think I've got it now. I wish I could update the guides wirh modern roller guides.
I use it regularly and I have modern big heavy duty and small detail band saws.

Oct 29, 2013
saw for sale battle creek mich NEW
by: Jeffreymhunter@comcast.net

I have a green one the old classic works great I also have scoreless and planet for sale

Aug 09, 2012
1950's Craftsman 2 Wheel Band Saw Model No. 113.24261 NEW
by: doc

i have one to sell and i don't know how much it's worth. or if anybody can help me

Mar 30, 2012
put the blade in proper linement NEW
by: Anonymous

there is an alignment screw in the center of the top wheel take the cover off and rotate the wheels by hand until you get the blade in line again

Mar 30, 2012
replacement blades NEW
by: vinel

I found the 80 inch blade at lowes. a few years ago. since they change supplier so often I'm not sure if they still have the same brand or the same size. I found the best thing to do is call some tool shop and have the blade s made

Mar 30, 2012
Band Saw model 113 24261 - wheel tires NEW
by: SxChuck

My grandpa gave me this band saw a few years ago. The wheel tires (rubber bands on the pulleys) were worn out and spinning off. I used a truck tire inner tube to make new tires for the blade. Worked great. I see they still sell the rubber on the sears web site for 12.49. Save your $ and just make new ones out of old truck tire tubes.

Apr 28, 2011
How can I get parts for this thing?
by: Anonymous

I just picked up one of these saws. It looks to be in fine shape but the top wheel grinds against a bolt for about 3 inches each revolution. I figure that the wheel is not longer true. Is there anywhere that I can find a new wheel?

Feb 03, 2011
Excellent Saw - Craftsman Band Saw 113.24261
by: Anonymous

I was looking for somewhere to buy 80 inch blades when I came across this post. I bought mine off a friend who did not want to sell it so I gave him an offer of 125 dollars and he took it. I brought it home and took it apart to order new parts like bearings and things only to find their was nothing wrong with the old ones. This saw works perfect. I'm just looking to buy blades i guess ill go to sears parts.net they can get me anything

Sep 16, 2009
very good saw
by: vinel

I have one of these saw's . it was giving to my son inlaw .it looked to be in bad shape. he had ask me three different times if I wanted it I looked and said no way it was junk . well I was in tampa fl with nothing to do he ask me again well with nothing to do I say yeah . I started to take it apart and seen it looked like it was never used . I cleaned it up and painted it a crack gold color . and I aint about to get rid of it . best saw I ever had

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