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07-30-2016 04:37 PM

Topic tags/keywords: trade buy sell craftsman 113299040 belt driven

Hey guys I just bought an old Craftsman 113299040 10” table saw. I picked it up for $100. Once I got it back to my shop I figured out it was too big. I had a feeling it might be, but for $100 I figured I’d take a chance. Well anyway I need to get a portable saw instead. If anyone in the Lafayette, LA area wants to buy my Craftsman or trade, just send me a message. I can send pics if anyone is interested.


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#1 posted 07-30-2016 04:48 PM

Have you thought about taking the wings off?

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

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#2 posted 07-30-2016 06:20 PM



Have you thought about taking the wings off?
- TheFridge

Good idea…or at least one of the wings. You give up a lot for the sake of portability.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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#3 posted 07-30-2016 07:32 PM

It’s your money, but I’d do as Fridge suggested.
Why would ya wanna trade down?
Bill

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#4 posted 07-30-2016 07:45 PM

What is ‘too big’ about it? The footprint of a benchtop/portable saw is not really all that much smaller than a full sized cabinet saw. The only problem with the contractor saw is the motor hanging out the back, which fortunately are designed to be easily removed for transporting, but can also be removed for storage. And you currently have a nice metal cabinet, cast iron top and a real induction motor – way better and more robust than those plastic body universal screamer motor things.

For comparison, here is a C-man portable on top of a Unisaw – notice there isn’t a lot of difference in footprint:

Cheers,
Brad

PS: That Unisaw has an oversized extension wing on the right side (~13” instead of 8”).

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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#5 posted 07-30-2016 10:08 PM

You guys all make really good points. I went ahead and took off one of the wings. It’s definitely smaller, but my shop is only 128 square feet. I think I can make this saw work though. I just need to put some new casters on the bottom so that I can roll it in the corner when not in use. Any suggestions on casters?

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#6 posted 07-30-2016 10:12 PM

I also need to put a new fence on it, but I don’t want to spend $200 -$400 on a new fence system, and it didn’t come with a miter gauge so I need one of those. As always thanks to all you guys who comment.

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#7 posted 07-30-2016 10:17 PM

No prob bud.

Well, I pretty much never see fences on Lafayette CL or Baton Rouge. An auction house in Slidell throws a couple on CL every year or 2.

If you want a better fence you’ll have to spend 200$ or so. Good news is is that you don’t have much money in the saw.

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

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#8 posted 07-30-2016 10:19 PM

Unless you brace the legs, IMO, they flex too much to have casters directly on the bottom of them. Would probably be a better idea to place the saw on a mobile base so the legs aren’t an issue. I just got a flyer in the mail from HF with a 25% off coupon, so with it, you can get a pretty nice mobile base for under $30 at HF (or just use a standard 20% off coupon which would make it about $30).

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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#9 posted 07-30-2016 11:00 PM

I like the mobile base idea, any suggestions on fences that will fit this type of saw. Another question I have, is that I noticed the miter slots on the saw are not perfectly parallel to the blade. Is this normal? Or is there a way to me to adjust the whole blade assembly square to the miter slots. I’m thinking that it is probably like this or purpose to prevent bind on the blade. I could be way off.

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#10 posted 07-30-2016 11:24 PM

The Delta T3 from homedepot will work, you may have to drill/tap some holes to mount it but it will fit.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Delta-Power-Equipment-30-in-T-Square-Fence-and-Rail-System-36-T30T3/205803795?keyword=delta+t3

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WoodWorkJosh

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#11 posted 08-01-2016 06:15 PM

Thank you guys for all the helpful tips, does anyone know how to align the blade to the miter rails on this saw? It seems to be off about 1/32th of an inch.

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#12 posted 08-01-2016 06:21 PM

The trunion is attached to the table from underneath with 6 (I think?) bolts with star washers located at the very front and very back. You simply need to loosen those, adjust it to where you want and tighten it down. It IS pretty fiddly, but if you have patience you can get it perfect.

I put the T3 fence on mine and it required a ton of drilling. I didn’t tap (I just used nuts on the back), but it ended up working out great. The T3 is a pretty good fence (particularly for what you’re spending), but there is a good reason it is $200 instead of $400.

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#13 posted 08-01-2016 06:24 PM

Thanks ErichK. Is there any other fences besides the T3 you would recommend?

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#14 posted 08-01-2016 06:27 PM

I’ve not really used any others than the T3 (I’ve since switched it over to my Powermatic 66 and use it actively), but I’m always tempted by the Beismeyer style fences.

I’ve heard good things about the Shop-Fox fence, which ends up being ~$350 shipped: http://www.grizzly.com/products/The-Shop-Fox-Classic-Fence-System-w-Standard-Rails/W2005?utm_campaign=zPage

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#15 posted 08-01-2016 06:48 PM

Sell it then buy a dewalt 745, its compact, powerful & less than a new fence. You can store it on a shelf when not in use. You can build nice stuff with a portable table saw. It cant hurt to post the craftsman to see if there is anybody interested. I have 10 table saws. 2 craftsman’s 113.29991- Nice , a bunch of portable table saws dewalts, makita, porter cable, ect… & several cabinet saws . With your space restrictions I think you’d be happy with the DeWalt, good luck…

-- -Mike, Southern California, YouTube User ( Give & Take )

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