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12-27-2016 01:49 PM

Hey everyone, I am looking at getting my first table saw, was looking for a 113, but found this 115 does anyone know anything about it? I cant find anything online about the model 115.19020. Do you think its worth it or should I pass?


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#1 posted 12-27-2016 02:54 PM

It’s fairly old…likely 1950’s, and is a bit smaller than a standard full size saw that’s 27” deep and accepts 10” blades. It’s cast iron and has a belt drive induction motor (a nice plus vs a direct drive saw with a universal motor). I’d try to find out the blade size….guessing 8”, which is harder to find than 10”. $125 is on the high side IMO. $75-$100 tops if you’re willing to deal with the smaller size and it works well.

I’d be inclined to make an offer of $125ish on this one – http://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/tls/5898301027.html

This one doubles the price, but has a solid cast iron router table and a better fence. Worth a look and an offer IMO – http://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/tls/5921883214.html

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#2 posted 12-27-2016 03:32 PM

+1 on the second saw knotscott suggested if you can get it into a price range you can live with. The Align A Rip fence is a step up from the fence most Craftsman saws of this vintage come with, although they can still be fidgety.

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#3 posted 12-27-2016 04:00 PM

Thanks for the suggestions. I’ve looked at those two and the one was sold and the other is like 5 hrs away…

I think I’m going to buy this one in the picture today, he has already went down to $75. But I guess I’ll have to buy a fence and miter gauge for it.

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#4 posted 12-27-2016 04:49 PM

That’s a good deal and should clean up nicely. Go for it! The parts alone are worth more than $75. Something like the Delta T3 from HD for $193 would give you a pretty slick saw for < $300.

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#5 posted 12-27-2016 05:30 PM

Ask about the fence and miter gauge if you haven’t already. IMO that one’s worth getting but you might be able to get him to budge a little more on the price if there’s no fence or miter gauge. $75-$100 seems to be the typical range for these saws, but that’s usually with one or both. The rust shouldn’t be a problem, just a bit of effort. Also, the saw may say “3HP” motor, but it’s kind of misleading. It’s really more like a 1 1/2 HP. Lots of info available here if you want to look into it more before you buy.

BTW, that’s the saw I have that was my dad’s, but I’ve since upgraded to a Delta T3. They might not have the bells and whistles of other saws, but are very serviceable.

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#6 posted 12-27-2016 05:41 PM

Do the legs easily come off of it? Just a little worried about it fitting in my SUV

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#7 posted 12-27-2016 07:03 PM

The legs and wings do come off fairly simply. One thing to keep in mind also is that the table and wings are cast iron so it’s a bit heavy so it might be a good idea to take some help with you for lifting if you can. That’s not to say it can’t be manhandled by one person, just the extra help is better idea.

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#8 posted 12-27-2016 07:03 PM


Do the legs easily come off of it? Just a little worried about it fitting in my SUV

- frenchface

Four bolts hold the leg stand to the main saw, and come off easily….they’re just awkward to get at. You may be able to get away with just removing the motor and belt (loosen the two bolts that hold the two 5/8” rods in place, and just slide the whole motor and motor plate assembly off as one piece). Then you can tip the saw upside down and slide it in the back of your SUV….works with a minivan anyway.

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#9 posted 12-27-2016 10:58 PM

Thank you everyone. I’m now the proud owner of a table saw

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#10 posted 12-27-2016 11:43 PM

If you are a vet you can get 10% off the fence at home depot. In ohio they put your military stamp right on your drivers license and it works for me. Try it.

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