Old Craftsman table saw upgrade

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Forum topic by Thrawn5499 posted 08-24-2016 06:35 PM 526 views 0 times favorited 0 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-24-2016 06:35 PM

A few years ago, I purchased an old craftsman table saw model 113.27520. I have not used it much since the old fence on it was a pain to use. To make a cut I would line up each side of the fence where I wanted it, then lock it down. When I remeasured it chances are one side would have moved out of alignment by half an inch or more. normally the side opposite of the fence clamp. to help with this I started using external clamps and would line it up then clamp each side with the wood clamps then clamp with the fence clamp. this would sometimes take 5 minutes to line up the saw for one cut. I kind of stopped using the saw much. I have a project coming up where I want to remodel our kitchen cabinets and really wanted to use this saw. I purchased the Incra ts-ls32 and installed it. I still have to tweak it some and make sure it is all squared up, but i really think I am going to love this fence. I purchased the saw for around $60 and it is in good shape. Now with the incra fence which I bought on clearance, some new blades, a dado set, and a ZCI, and a microjig gripper 200 and mjsplitter I have about $600 in the hole saw. It did come with a router and quite a few blades when I got it, but nothing to brag about in quality blades. I will need to upgrade the small router and the router extension some time but right now it is ok for small jobs. I plan on taking some pictures and maybe some video and posting it for anyone that is interested. I know it is not a great saw compared to to what a lot of people here use, but I think it is going to work well for me.

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