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Craftsman 113 table saw upgrades.... #5: Revision galore!

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Blog entry by rhybeka posted 04-21-2015 01:23 PM 1053 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: So it begins... Part 5 of Craftsman 113 table saw upgrades.... series no next part

1. Fence – going with Hutch’s aluminum extrusion fence. installation process has begun!

2. New Blade(s) – combination blade and plywood blade are working superbly well (DONE!)

3. Shark Guard – installed and awaiting test run

4. PALS / Link Belt – don’t need either of these items since my saw is direct drive/mount.

5. ZCI’s

6. crosscut sled?

7. New ts base

-- Beka/Becky - aspiring jill of all trades, still learning to not read the directions.



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Don Broussard

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#1 posted 04-21-2015 10:59 PM

Beka—Is that an ordered list, or just a list of things to do? Have you already completed the alignment? IIRC, I built my crosscut sled immediately after I did the alignment. Keep up the momentum!

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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firefighterontheside

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#2 posted 04-21-2015 11:03 PM

Like bandit, I’m surprised that there was a direct drive 113. Sounds like you’ll have it working just right for you when you’re done.

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

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rhybeka

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#3 posted 04-22-2015 03:19 PM

Hi Don! It’s just a list – not in any particular order this time around. I’m just getting to things as I can. I was kinda surprised mine was different from it seems everyone elses as well! I haven’t seen many great things about the direct drive craftsman saws but mine does ok for what I need it to do :) I haven’t gone crazy and tried cutting wenge with it or anything but it does well with oak and such. It was free to me and has a slight bit of sentimental value (dad/grandad passed it down). so I’d like to use it for as long as I can. :) and honestly – it’s tough for me to keep up with all the things I ‘should’ add to it so I’m open to any input really. if there’s something you think I’m missing feel free to toss it in here!

-- Beka/Becky - aspiring jill of all trades, still learning to not read the directions.

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TheFridge

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#4 posted 04-22-2015 04:19 PM

Zci’s and a cross it sled are a must.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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rhybeka

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#5 posted 04-22-2015 04:23 PM

so here’s a question – my TS is only aboug 30.5 inches wide from front to back of blade – I’ll be adding an extension wing to the back as soon as I can get the ply together to build a mobile TS base, but I’m in a bit of a quandry in how wide to make the cross cut sled. I don’t want it to be too bulky and heavy -but it seems most with contractor saws end up making the sled the same size as the table top?

-- Beka/Becky - aspiring jill of all trades, still learning to not read the directions.

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TheFridge

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#6 posted 04-22-2015 04:30 PM

Just about. I used a 24”x 24” Piece of ply so I could cut pieces up to 20”

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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DIYaholic

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#7 posted 04-22-2015 10:55 PM

The sled size should be dictated by what you wish to cut.
You can even have 2…. one for small boards and another for larger & wider panels.
Then…. you can also make one for miters….

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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rhybeka

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#8 posted 04-23-2015 05:31 PM

Hmmm. I’m thinking for small cuts and miters first. Table is 19 1/2×30 1/2 I think. Might have enough scrap for one sled!

-- Beka/Becky - aspiring jill of all trades, still learning to not read the directions.

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