Craftsman parts

Craftsman makes a wide variety of tools and equipment for everyday use. After a while, these tools can wear down. Rather than tossing your tools out, you can often restore them to like-new condition with basic replacement parts.

Troubleshooting Craftsman tools

Craftsman chainsaws—Craftsman chainsaws are known for delivering power, but if your tool won't start, the problem may be a bad spark plug. If the chainsaw stalls on you, you might need to rebuild or replace the carburetor.

String trimmer—The string trimmer is a valuable tool for any yard, but if yours won't start it may be due to a clogged carburetor. You may need to replace the carburetor. In some cases, a carburetor repair kit can do the trick. If the head won't stop spinning on your line trimmer when you release the trigger, the problem is likely caused by a bad clutch.

Circular saw—Craftsman is known for their circular saws. If yours won't run, check the motor brushes for visible signs of damage. These can wear out, inhibiting the operation of the saw.

Common Craftsman air compressor replacement parts

  • Check valve—The check valve prevents air from flowing back into the pump when the motor isn't running. A common sign it needs to be replaced is when the air compressor won't start when the air tank is full but it will start when the air tank is empty.
  • Air tubes—If the pressure is low or you can hear air leaking when the compressor isn't running, then you may need to replace the air tubes.
  • Air compressor tank—The tank itself can rust if condensation collects inside when it's not running, causing holes where air can leak. Unplug the air compressor and bleed air out of the tank before replacing the air tank.
  • Drive belt—If your air compressor is making a shrill sound when it's running, then the drive belt likely needs to be replaced.