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Forum topic by Iflypropjobs posted 02-20-2017 03:34 PM 1276 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-20-2017 03:34 PM

I just snagged up what looks like a very lightly used Craftsman 152.221240 for $150. It has been covered by a tarp & the top has a lot of surface rust – knocked some off already.

The big thing is that it’s missing its fence completely. I’m looking at one of the Vega Pro models for a replacement.

Just looking for some thoughts on that. I’m no pro by any means – just a novice.

And anything else you guys think I might need to do with this thing.


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#1 posted 02-21-2017 12:47 AM

Pictures would help get you responses…

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#2 posted 02-21-2017 02:39 AM

I have that same model saw but have the beisimeyer fence I like it a lot. The vega looks to be almost the same minus it used round tube instead of square tube. It’s been a good saw I hope you like it. If it has the miter gauge with the aluminum piece on it check the aluminum for being flat. Mine was flat on one side and the other had a bump in the center causing pieces to rock and unsquare cuts.

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#3 posted 02-26-2017 04:47 AM

A few pics of what i’ve got & the end after rust removal, wing leveling & waxing.

The blade insert is warped & cracked – any idea where I should look for new ones? I’m still looking at the VegaPro fence system for it. Seems to run fine & vibration free – not bad for $150.

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#4 posted 02-26-2017 06:57 AM

Good score on the saw. And welcome to lumberjocks.

The insert looks like a standard design. I made a half dozen from some scrap hardwood flooring. They are practically indestructible. Rough them to size on a bandsaw and sand them to a tight fit. Get some short allen head set screws to adjust the height. Also, glue a short tab underneath the front to keep it from lifting out. Raise the blade through it and you have a perfect zero clearance insert.

-- Steve

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