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Posted on Craftsman Table Saw Model # 113.29940

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#1 posted 11-03-2010 04:17 AM

Hi Justin, I was in the same boat with my $50 Craftsman. I bought a link belt and machined pulleys, and this switch (Grizzly customer service helped me with the box and a mounting plate for it). It moves well on this base. Use a thin kerf blade and keep the stock motor. My plan was to use this fence (but fortune smiled on me and I found an Incra LS/Delta Contractor saw on CL with so much extra treasure and hardwood that I am uncomfortable gloating).

As you see the cost of a $25 or $50 saw adds up quickly. To make the Craftsman into a saw worth having you will need to align it. A properly aligned saw is SAFER, more efficient, and makes smoother cuts. Matthias Wandel’s site has very good info on saw alignment . Ed Bennett's table saw alignment site is well worth the effort to register and log in. I used PALS and a TS Aligner Jr to align it.

Tuning my Craftsman I learned a lot about table saws and to appreciate the much closer tolerances of my Delta.


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