Craftsman Table Saw 113.298240 Completed

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Blog entry by jlabos posted 05-20-2014 05:43 PM 2250 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was able to finish the table saw yesterday. The blade is moving up and down well. The tilting gets a little sticky still some times but I figure that will work its self out. The Blaster Teflon dry lube worked well.
The Accu-Link belt from Harbor Freight runs smoothly. I recommend anyone near a Harbor Freight picking one up with a coupon, or ordering one online.
I waxed the top with Johnson Wax along with the fence and rails so everything slides smoothly. I was able to align the fence with the miter slot and it seems to be holding but I know I will need to keep an eye on it. From the reviews I have read regarding the stock fence system it can move out of alignment. Now I just need to adjust the blade and the guard to 90 and parallel to the fence and I should be able to start cutting. One of the first items I would like to build is a cross cut sled. I enjoyed the project and it was a great learning experience. I now know more about tables saws then I would have if I had bought a new one. Having the saw on its side cleaning up the trunnion and learning how it is put together and how it works is a great knowledge to have.
Future projects for my work shop will be building a table for my miter saw and replacing my workbench with a actual wood working work bench.

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#1 posted 05-20-2014 06:57 PM

Looking good, its always nice to make an old tool new again.

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#2 posted 05-21-2014 02:03 AM

That looks real good

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#3 posted 05-21-2014 07:57 AM

It would look even better if the photos were oriented correctly. You can do that in your photo gallery or on a free photo storage site like Photobucket.

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#4 posted 05-21-2014 12:58 PM

Sorry about the pictures. They look right on my computer. They are portrait (vertical) on my computer but when I upload them this site flips them landscape (horizontal). I will take landscape state pictures from now on.

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#5 posted 05-23-2014 05:11 PM

A suggestion for the stock fence. At the head end (towards the operator) there should be a metal spring with a plastic tip on it. This spring presses against the angle iron rail to keep the fence square. This spring usually needs to be adjusted quite tightly in order for the fence to work properly. This of course makes moving the fence more difficult!

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