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Blog entry by LouJC posted 08-16-2009 10:18 PM 1192 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently aquired an “Old Craftsman Table Saw”, When I found out that I could get it, I couldn’t get there to pick it up fast enough. It is a beautiful piece of equipment. I have cleaned it up ( I think it’s been in a chicken barn for the last 35 years -lol- ), fabricated a vacume dust shute for it and baught a new blade. BUT of course nothing is ever free, I need a motor and rip fence for it. The motor I can get anywhere, the rip fence is what I need HELP with.
Anyone know where I can find a rip fence for my Craftsman model 113 table saw????

-- Lou - Maine



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#1 posted 08-16-2009 10:32 PM

www.owwm.com would be a good place to start

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#2 posted 08-16-2009 11:59 PM

Have you tried calling Sears parts dept. I recentally got a part for a craftsman jointer (only 20 yo) from them. They may have them in stock. If not you can retro fit other fences to it such as a Biesemeyer.

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#3 posted 08-17-2009 01:51 PM

Hey Lou,

I had an old 1950’s Craftsman TS that I loved. But the fence had to go. It was a terrible design, and fences have come a long way. If you want to restore it, that is one thing. But if you want to use it, consider a modern accurate fence (Biesemeyer type, etc.).

Also check out this chatter on LJs a while ago:
http://lumberjocks.com/topics/1814

Steve

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#4 posted 08-17-2009 07:45 PM

grizzly cares shop fox that is what I put on mine

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#5 posted 08-18-2009 12:13 AM

I used a saw like that from the time it was brand new until last year. I replaced the original fence with a Biesemeyer and built the thing into a giant rolling table with storage, router, etc.
To make a long story short, I THINK i may still have the old fence and hardware. I’m not sure of the model number on the old saw since I gave it to one of my sons, but if you still need the old fence and mounting hardware I will try to find it for you. You pay shipping from Houston, TX, and I will give you the fence. Just let me know.

-- WayneD

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