The Improved '113

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Project by JL7 posted 05-21-2014 10:24 PM 4389 views 25 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is based on an older Craftsman ‘113 TS and has evolved somewhat over time. I finished the new zero clearance inserts today, so I’m calling it done for now.

Most of the saw details are here:

And a quick how to on the ZCI’s are here:

Most of the materials were free or cheap, so it’s not as extravagant as it first appears!

Works really great….......and (mostly) fun to build….

Thanks for looking!

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#1 posted 05-21-2014 10:35 PM

wow, that is an amazing set up, great job

-- steve, simple and effective

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#2 posted 05-21-2014 11:02 PM

Awesome , Jeff. That is a great setup.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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#3 posted 05-21-2014 11:26 PM

Gotta hand it to ya, you’d never know that was just an old Craftsman in there! Nice job!

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#4 posted 05-21-2014 11:58 PM

That has to be the most tricked out old Craftsman in captivity! Jeff, you are truly a wizard with the aluminum, Corien, etc.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#5 posted 05-22-2014 12:06 AM

Wow—that’s a huge upgrade! Looks like it was a lot of work, but it will certainly be worth it!

-- Dean

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#6 posted 05-22-2014 12:30 AM

I might need to come and use that sometime. Maybe not. How about you come and turn my grizzly into a super grizzly?

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#7 posted 05-22-2014 12:56 AM

Thanks folks…......!

Bill – I am clearly out of free materials for super saws…...this was the last of the stash…...sorry bud….

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#8 posted 05-22-2014 03:00 AM

There are rat rods, hot rods and super mods but that has to be the kewlest saw table I have ever seen.
I love it.
Can you push a button and say “transformers transform!”
I wana watch.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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Andy Ponder

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#9 posted 05-22-2014 04:07 AM

Oh, I like that a lot!!

I’m already dreaming of how my old Delta Rockwell would look in a set up like that.


-- AP--Unless you're the lead dog, the view never changes.

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#10 posted 05-22-2014 04:17 AM

Show time! I spotted the ZCI.

I really think you should sell plans of this build. A lot of people need this.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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William Shelley

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#11 posted 05-22-2014 07:22 AM

That 80/20 extrusion is truly fantastic. Every time I think I’ve seen the most clever application of it, someone else comes a long and outdoes it. Well done :)

-- Woodworking from an engineer's perspective

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#12 posted 05-22-2014 08:28 AM

I see you too are a man who relishes good use of storage space through exceptional design.

You have a well functional tool in a relatively small package.

May I ask, how have you managed to incorporate design for cranking the blade tilt.


-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

View JL7's profile


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#13 posted 05-22-2014 11:21 AM

That’s funny Dave, didn’t think about a transform button…hmmm,.....

Appreciate all the comments everyone!

David, the gray panel to the right of the saw is removable to tilt the saw or for router access.

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#14 posted 05-22-2014 12:03 PM

The 80/20 extrusions are “free or cheap”? Hmmmmmm.. I’m a little skeptical for some reason.

Nice build though. Like what you’ve done with the pullouts and the foam. I admire the organization- it’s inspiring.

-- "woodworker with an asterisk"

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#15 posted 05-22-2014 12:09 PM

Underdog, the 80/20 was free. It was used and was in the form of specialized carts that I had to clean up and take apart. I know it’s a little hard to believe…....

Thanks for the comments…..

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