Craftsman 113 Table Saw Upgrade Cabinet

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Project by Ardubya posted 07-12-2016 03:24 AM 6727 views 9 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello fellow Lumberjocks. This is my first project post and I hope you like it. Some of you have helped me with input and questions about this Craftsman 113 table saw I have inherited and restored. It’s been a really fun project and the table saw works very well. At 1hp the motor is a little light but an upgrade is a bit out of budget for now. Still, a very nice saw. Learned much through this project and I’ve already discovered one or two adjustments I need to make, but like I said, this is a better saw than I expected.

EZSquare fence from Peachtree. Custom stainless draw pulls. Angle iron frame underneath and in the dust collection box for stability and support.

Thanks to all for the inspiration and help along the way!

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#1 posted 07-12-2016 01:31 PM

Nicely done! How well does the dust collection port work?

-- Matt, Pennsylvania

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#2 posted 07-12-2016 04:56 PM

Thanks Matt – the dust port works as well as I could expect under the circumstances. I’m using a shop vac, not a “professional” level dust collector (4-inch), but it does manage ok. You’ll notice that I covered the back side of the saw box as part of my dust control plan. This is one of my “live and learn” moments. I can’t tilt the saw with that cover on. Dust collection is something I’ll be working on improving.

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#3 posted 07-12-2016 05:06 PM

Nice job! Seeing the case of the saw painted white kind took me aback for a second but I like it. The base being white also gives it a crisp look. Makes me kind of wish I’d gone a lighter color on my base. I also like the way you extended out the back of the cabinet so the motor is sort of enclosed a bit rather than just hanging out there like they do on contractor saws.

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#4 posted 07-12-2016 05:44 PM

jonlruss – thanks! Actually, extending the top adds to the saw but, like the dust cover, creates a problem I need to correct (yeah, another newbie issue – didn’t think it through). The back rail of the fence hangs below the bottom of the table top, and it’s positioned just right so that it bumps the motor when I try to tilt it. I can go only about 40 degrees. So, I will be replacing the top to rectify this issue. It’s no major loss though, as it will be an opportunity to correct some seam issues too.

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#5 posted 07-12-2016 05:45 PM

By the way – my Sketchup model for this saw cabinet can be found in the Sketchup warehouse.

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#6 posted 07-12-2016 09:44 PM

Well done. I did a similar one years ago for mine, but not multi level. My right side actually has an extended table support connected with my router mounted on it. I can use the TS fence for both tools.

-- Darren, KCMO,

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Tim Royal

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#7 posted 07-12-2016 09:58 PM

Outstanding job… I have been cobbling a similar one with a built in router table together for a couple years. Just never seem to get the drawers and doors done. Congrats on blowing right past me!

-- -Tim Royal -"Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real." -Thomas Merton

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#8 posted 07-12-2016 10:03 PM

LOOKING VERY GOOD almost thought it was a cabinet saw at first glance …......GREAT JOB ….....GRATZ on TOP 3 also

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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