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handy1

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01-23-2011 09:53 PM

I have an older 10” Craftsman Contractor series table saw (Mod. 113.298762)with a cast iron extension wing on each side of the table, and I would like to upgrade the fence as I am still using the original wabbly fence it came with. I would like to know if anyone can help me decide on a fence that would be a good fit for this saw. I have been researching and see that some recommend the Delta 30” T2 fence system. I want to make sure the rails will be the right length to adapt well with this saw and also the fence length before I spend so much on a new system. Any input would be greatly appreciated!


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IrreverentJack

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#1 posted 01-24-2011 04:05 AM

Hi Handy, There are a bunch of LJ's that have put that fence on their Craftsman saws. You should be able to find good advice for your specific saw. I looked into putting one on my Craftsman but found another saw with a very good fence. Good luck. -Jack

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#2 posted 01-24-2011 09:10 AM

Pick one and bolt it on. it isn’t hard if you are mechanically inclined:-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 01-24-2011 03:39 PM

I had a Delta TS when I first started woodworking and put on a Incra fence system.”http://www.woodpeck.com/tslssystem.html” I was very happy with it.

-- New Auburn,WI

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Rick Dennington

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#4 posted 01-24-2011 05:24 PM

Greetings handy1,

If you want to see what you can do to an old Craftsman tablesaw, just go to my home page, click on my blogs, and look under “A new look for an old workhorse”. This is a 1985 Craftsman..serial # 113.297 that I bought new. I still use it today, along with my new Unisaw, but mainly to cut dados and rabbits. Works good.

-- At my age, an "all--nighter" is not having to get up and pee...!!!

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#5 posted 01-24-2011 06:37 PM

I put the T2 on my craftsman and made custom rails for it. It was surprisingly easy. Go to my projects to see the results. Best upgrade ever to one of these old saws.

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bandit571

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#6 posted 01-24-2011 11:31 PM

Look fimiliar? About the same age, just with steel wings. I added two more to the right side. Still using the “factory” fence.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#7 posted 01-25-2011 12:04 AM

Here ya go: instructables.com/id/Retrofitting-A-Delta-T2-Fence-to-a-Craftsman-Table/

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

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#8 posted 01-25-2011 07:48 PM

Still with us “handy1”?

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

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#9 posted 01-25-2011 07:57 PM

knotscott,

I think he has “left the building”.....lol.

-- At my age, an "all--nighter" is not having to get up and pee...!!!

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knotscott

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#10 posted 01-25-2011 08:11 PM

What’s the penalty for abandoning your post?! ;-)

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

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justinwdemoss

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#11 posted 01-25-2011 08:11 PM

I have a really similar TS that I am rehabbing and have the T2 in a box on my shop floor, strange that just putting it next to the saw doesn’t get the job done. When I have more time, after I finish the basement finishing project, I plan to use the instructable video to install. You have to drill and tap some holes, but I think it will work well and others swear by it.

Good luck

-- Justin in Loveland, OH

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knotscott

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#12 posted 01-25-2011 08:12 PM

I guess he’s with Elvis now. :D

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

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