|Forum topic by justinwdemoss||posted 11-02-2010 11:04 PM||14792 views||2 times favorited||35 replies|
11-02-2010 11:04 PM
My neighbor, who knew that I was into woodworking called this weekend to tell me that another neighbor had sold her house and downsized after her husband had passed away. This second neighbor wanted to know if I was interested in his old table saw. When I went to check it out, expecting a small bench model with direct drive, I found a Craftsmans 113.29940 is really good shape.
I have a Craftsman jobsite professional saw that was chosen due to portability and compact size given my space requirements (One bay of a two car garage.).
The new-to-me-saw is in solid condition and cost me only a gift card to a local restaurant (She wanted to give it to me to have it hauled out, but I just couldn’t take it so this was the compromise.) Does anyone have this saw or know anything about it. I appears to be a great low-cost upgrade from my old saw. The old job-site saw that I have been using has all Craftsman proprietary parts and is basically not upgradable with standard add-ons. (Even the miter slots are non-standard size.)
It will need a new power chord, replacement power switch to make it more child/idiot proof ( As my children also use the garage to store their things. Additionally, I have to take a tiny bit of light surface rust off the cast iron table, but no pitting.
It has an older belt for the motor and I am going to replace it with a link belt.
The motor is 1 hp and original. Does anyone have any thoughts about replacing the motor for more power? I have a spare 1 1/4 hp motor from a lathe.
I am most excited about the idea of putting an after-market fence system on the saw to really rev it up. Any thoughts as this is still a budget job (I want to stay married and telling my wife that I spent $500 for a fence on a $25 saw will not go over well.) And adding an outfeed table to the back side of the saw.
Additionally, anyone in the Cincinnati area that is looking for a jobsite saw, I have a great one that will go on craigslist when I finish prepping the new toy.
Please let me know about your thoughts. I don’t want to start dumping money into a saw that someone with experience says it is garbage, but I also know that I will likely not be in a position to by a cabinet saw for a long time, if ever. Hey I made it 6 or 7 years with the jobsite saw just fine.
Thanks for the help in advance.
Justin in Loveland, OH
-- Justin in Loveland, OH