I don’t normally blog, but I figured this would be a project worth writing about. Over the past few months I’ve been downsizing my shop since I had the epiphany that I had too many large tools. I found that you can’t use your shop if you can’t get in it. Aside from that, I could use the extra money from selling a few of these. With this in mind, I’ve sold my Ridgid jointer, traded my big drill press to a friend (he needed it a lot more than me), and I’ve now sold my Ridgid R4511. I can hear the boo’s from here. If you’ve seen my table saw workstation project, I think it explains how highly I think of the table saw. Needless to say, I sold the Ridgid and purchased a cheaper saw, which is what this blog is about.
The saw I got is a Craftsman Model 113.29920 10” Tilting Arbor Bench Saw. Don’t let the name fool you. As far as I’m concerned, this thing is a contractor saw. I’ve got a set of pulleys and a twist belt in the mail. Aside from that, I’ve begun breaking the saw down. I’m going to hit it with a good dose of EVAPORUST and replace the arbor bearings. I’ll be off to get those tomorrow. I think it’s noteworthy that the saw ran fine when I got it. But, being the paranoid type that can’t help but make things better, I decided to go with overkill on this saw and replace the 50+ year old bearings. For now, enjoy the pictures....
Almost forgot to mention, I’m planning on putting my Incra on this saw and build another table saw workstation…..
-- Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect. Vince Lombardi