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Blog entry by canadianchips posted 01-06-2016 04:24 AM 806 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello Everyone.
The first picture is my original saw. I bought this new in 1975. Added stand, extension and router plate on left side.
The router was added in 1977. The extension was first done with formica, after few years I built this one using 1” square tubing. I original bought saw with only main table, 20” x 27 long. 1 hp motor. Over the years this saw has built over 40 kitchens and bathroom vanities. All from scratch. Had motor rewound 1 time. Changed bearings 1 time. I use original Aluminum fence.

Wondering what I ve been doing ?
Well this is what I have dreamt about for past 5 years.
Been buying old craftsman 10” saws for awhile now.
Finally had a friend let me use his shop to fabricate what I think I will get a lot of use of.
I combined 3 10” craftsman contractor saws.
I had the made the main stand several years ago. I added 2 more saws.
The plan is: Dado blades in saw on left. (Leave them in)
I do have 2 moulding heads. (Once again leave them in saw)
No more spending hour changing from one blade to the other.
I do have motors for all 3.
I have fences and miter guages as well.
Some of you

are thinking…...HE’s NUTS…......But I am happy !

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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Don Broussard

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#1 posted 01-06-2016 05:17 AM

Looks very practical to me. Good idea to line up three saws to minimize setup time.

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#2 posted 01-06-2016 11:14 AM

not a bad idea. I hate changing blades too.

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#3 posted 01-06-2016 06:46 PM

That’s a very clever idea. Another benefit is you have a very wide surface area for large pieces.

-- Julian

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#4 posted 01-07-2016 10:34 PM

I think that’s a brilliant idea, and you have the space!

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#5 posted 01-09-2016 12:46 PM

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#6 posted 01-09-2016 03:04 PM

pretty darn creative idea.

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#7 posted 01-10-2016 05:08 PM

I used craftsman because:
The first saw I have was very good. I bought the second one at auction sale- thinking if motor quits again I have a spare, then I bought the third and so on. The table bolted together easily, hole lined up.I can use same motor for all. I went back to aluminum fence. I like it better than the newer cam versions. Total cost of the 3 saw setup. $295 canadian . That includes iron for stand and wheels.
I am totally amused when I read blogs of people buying these saws, redoing fence, re aligning blade, spnding great deal of time checking runout etc.
OVERALL craftsman 113…... has been very GOOD table saw.

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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