Hello everyone, it’s both my first post to the site and my first ever blog post all in one. I’ve been browsing the site for a few weeks now because I’ve been on the market for a new table saw and sort of fell in love with the idea of rebuilding a Craftsman 113.
Well after contacting a couple of people through my local Craigslist, today I went out and picked up not just one but two table saws.
The first saw I found and actually had a friend go and take a look at for me was a 113.29990. It was the original owner, he did upgrade the motor to a 2hp Chicago Pnuematic at some point. But it came with the cast iron wings, the fence an fence extension piece for the wings and the miter sled. He also through in some old Craftsman accessories that he had. Was able to walk away with that saw for $55. It definitely is going to be a project, but it was everything I was looking for an then some so I couldn’t say no.
This is right before I had to disassemble it to fit into my truck to bring home. I’m planning on a complete tear down an rebuild, the eventual plan being to integrate it into some sort of table saw station that will be mobile an butt up to a Paulk style workbench/outfeed table.
During my search I had emailed on a newer 113 and finally got in contact with the owner and on my way to pick up the saw above, I stopped to look at this one and he offered it to me for $40 so I couldn’t say no. It’s in better shape than the Model 100 and I plan to clean it up and use it for some immediate projects and eventually pass it on to a friend of mine whose just getting his garage in order.
The mess in my truck after loading these up to take home.