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vintage craftsman tablesaw restoration #1: dragging home my impulse buy

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Blog entry by emart posted 377 days ago 1360 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have decided I have had enough with my black and decker firestorm and bought this old 113.27520 from hardwick’s in seattle. the saw seems to be in decent shape apart from the fence. my plan for this saw is to cut down the stand and make it narrower as well sand the stand and give it a new paint job. after that I will adjust everything on the saw so it is in good shape. I have yet to make any test cuts with it but i will update this once I test it tomorrow

-- tools are only as good as the hands that hold them https://www.custommade.com/by/emeraldcrafts/



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emart

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#1 posted 377 days ago

by the way does anyone know where i can find a new fence for this? im going to try and fix the stock one but i’d like the option if i cant. im looking to spend no more than $100 if possible

-- tools are only as good as the hands that hold them https://www.custommade.com/by/emeraldcrafts/

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whitebeast88

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#2 posted 377 days ago

congrats on the new saw,hope it works well for you.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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shampeon

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#3 posted 376 days ago

You won’t find a new fence worth a damn for less than $150 (Delta t1). What is wrong with the current fence?

Those saws are pretty decent, as long as the trunnions are in good shape.

-- ian | "You can't stop what's coming. It ain't all waiting on you. That's vanity."

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theoldfart

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#4 posted 376 days ago

Be careful to check the arbor size. I have one almost the same vintage and the arbor is non-standard. I have to use spacer washers since the arbor diameter is smaller then the blades out there. Not to much of a problem with single blades but a PIA if you want to us a dado set!

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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emart

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#5 posted 376 days ago

the mechanisms seem to be in very good shape i think someone has gone over the entire saw before since most of the screws are not rusted in place. the fence was just not holding square if i were to bump it. after taking it apart and messing with it i got it from being up to 1/4 off down to 1/64 so it should be ok now. I was just afraid it’d be like the worthless fence on my black and decker.

I have made some test cuts and the saw seems to cut just fine however it looks like them motor needs a new set of bearings because it squeals like a banshee. as for the arbor problem i might look into a spacer that can work with a dado set. my buddy has a metal lathe so if i cant find anything i can get one made.

-- tools are only as good as the hands that hold them https://www.custommade.com/by/emeraldcrafts/

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Roger

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#6 posted 376 days ago

Looks like a good one. Check mine out here: http://lumberjocks.com/Kentuk55/workshop. I added the Beisemeyer fence that I picked up at Lowes quite a few years ago.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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emart

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#7 posted 361 days ago

it appears that the arbor on my saw is 5/8 so i dont have to worry about needing spacers for this saw.

-- tools are only as good as the hands that hold them https://www.custommade.com/by/emeraldcrafts/

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RibsBrisket4me

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#8 posted 361 days ago

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theoldfart

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#9 posted 361 days ago

Glad for you, spacers and shims are a pain!

-- "Aged flatus, I heard that some one has already blown out your mortise." THE Surgeon ……………………………………. Kevin

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