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Old Craftsman Table Saw Upgrade

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Project by arkahoot posted 11-11-2016 03:11 AM 1039 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My buddy gave me this 1962 Craftsman table saw several years ago. I bought a Delta T-30 fence for it a few years back and installed it. I then built an auxiliary wing to take up the empty space to the right of the cast iron top. I never liked the original base, so I thought I would upgrade it. Here is what I came up with.





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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#1 posted 11-11-2016 03:27 AM

Wow, very nice result. Did I read somewhere about the significance of those Craftsman 100 tools? Commemorative? Limited? High end? Or marketing?

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#2 posted 11-11-2016 02:51 PM

Nice cabinet and a great looking saw.

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#3 posted 11-11-2016 06:34 PM

that saw brings back memories of the one my dad had in the 60’s and 70’s.you did a great job upgrading a very old saw and making it into a real woodworking machine.nice job.

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arkahoot

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#4 posted 11-11-2016 07:11 PM

Thanks all. I plan on building heavy-duty drawers for the openings. Don’t know about significance of the saw. According to vintagemachinery.org, it was made by Emerson Electric, Co. It used to look kinda like this, except never too rusty. Still have the stand with original wheels (wheels in this image are not original).

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#5 posted 11-11-2016 08:09 PM

Nicely done! It’s awesome when old tools are brought back to life!

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#6 posted 11-11-2016 08:20 PM

That’s a very nice project for your shop. Nice work.

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#7 posted 11-11-2016 08:50 PM

I’ve got the same saw! Craftsman “100” Been in nearly constant use for at least 50 years! Looking to upgrade my fence as well however, nice work!

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JCinVA

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#8 posted 11-14-2016 01:45 AM

Great upgrade to the original stand and surely more useful. I really like the extended top to provide that extra bit of support for shorter boards without raising the entire outfeed table. Your saw looks great especially for it’s age.

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arkahoot

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#9 posted 11-14-2016 03:36 AM

The fence upgrade took a lot of careful measuring, remeasuring and careful drilling! Thanks for the compliments all.

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