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Rebuilding a vintage Craftsman Table Saw 113.29920 #9: How the Incra screwed up my table saw.....

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Blog entry by KTMM (Krunkthemadman) aka. Lucas Crenshaw posted 1404 days ago 2966 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 8: The saw is in one piece and running....... Part 9 of Rebuilding a vintage Craftsman Table Saw 113.29920 series Part 10: Long and tedious....... »

HAHA, got your attention. No, the Incra didn’t REALLY screw up my table saw, it just created a new hurdle to overcome. (Note here this will be set-back/screw up number five.) I have an Incra TS-LS 32 that is probably the best investment I have in my shop. If Incra made a circular saw fence, I would own it too. (Might not need a table saw if they did that.) But, this entry is not to praise the Incra, it is to scold the Incra, and all of it’s micro-adjustable goodness.

So, I guess it would be a good idea to tell you guys that I did get the Incra fence installed on my saw. It was really quite simple. If you have one and find yourself having problems installing it, READ THE INSTRUCTIONS. Also, make sure you have a dial micrometer for alignment, it will make it much easier. (Hey, you spent money on the Incra, get something to align it with.) Check out that saw goodness.....

After a couple hours aligning the fence and blade assembly I decided I needed to check the blade alignment at 45 degrees. That was when it happened…... 27, 28, 29, 30 degrees, wow this crank is getting tight….....

The picture explains everything. With the blade at full height, the motor mount contact the rear Incra rail, stopping it at around 31 degrees. That’s when I decided it was a good time to call it quits…..

I have a solution for the problem, so don’t fear. Only two more setbacks to go…...

-- Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect. Vince Lombardi



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HokieMojo

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#1 posted 1403 days ago

ohh, that does suck. I’m looking forward to the solution though.

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gary351

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#2 posted 1403 days ago

Lengthen that belt, and pull those metal dolls out farther. Better get your wife to put a band – aid on it.lol

-- A poor man has poor way's

#3 posted 1403 days ago

Did both, which will remedy the problem. I did get to add slack to the belt and got the blade to 45 degrees tonight. After rasing the blade, it still made contact and wound up chocking against the bracket of the Incra, until I lowered the saw blade. That resulted in the belt falling off, and the motor falling. WHAM, the motor slipped back and I decided it was too much excitement for me tonight. I’m way to tired and headed to bed.

Whenever I get the other saw base built I should be cooking with gas, since the motor won’t have anything to collide with underneath. Until then, I plan to slide the saw back on the stand so that the motor is overhanging freely off the back side.

-- Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect. Vince Lombardi

#4 posted 1402 days ago

I moved the saw to the back of the base so that the motor is overhanging and doesn’t have anything to bump into on the bottom. This along with the lengthening of the belt has fixed that problem. I hit a new wall though. After doing a realignment at the 0 degree position, I moved the blade to 45 degrees and guess what… The alignment was completely blown out. I’m beginning to see the downside of contractor saws. I am undeterred and will return to align later this week…. With that out of the way, it will be time to begin work on the new table saw base / workstation.

-- Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect. Vince Lombardi

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William

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#5 posted 1401 days ago

I hope you get it aligned correctly soon. I can’t wait to see the workstation started. If my finances work out I will try to get over that way after the first of the month to take a look in person.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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