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Forum topic by confederatemule posted 12-23-2017 07:19 PM 621 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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confederatemule

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12-23-2017 07:19 PM

I have a Craftsman 12” band saw, model #113.248320.
Can anyone tell me where I can get an original rip fence and miter gauge for it?
I have looked and looked on the net for one. I know they exist because, at an estate sale, I saw a saw with them. The estate would not sell them separate from the saw.
Thanks fer any help.
Mule

-- "I ain't got nowher to go, nothin to do when I git there, and if'n I'da been in a hurry, I'da started yesterdy"...Mule


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#1 posted 12-23-2017 07:53 PM

Is that the one that has the tilting head (instead of a tilting table)? If so, I wouldn’t sink a lot of money into it – which trying to find an OEM blessed fence and miter gauge could do easily. Any fence will work, even a DIY one. If you are wondering about the saw, take a look at how Matthias over at woodgears feels about them :)

Craftsman bandsaw repair fail

For the impatient, here is the ultimate conclusion:

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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#2 posted 12-23-2017 08:15 PM

All I can say is Vintage Machinery classified ads, ebay or fab something up. When you find one that’s when two or three more fall into your lap.

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#3 posted 12-23-2017 08:51 PM

how are your woodworking skills ?
I made something similar for my Craftsman bandsaw 30 years ago. just not as extravagant.
search Pinterest for many simple fences and miter gauges you can D.I.Y.

or if you really want the original hardware: next time you see the full assembly, saw and all,
BUT IT – then part it out on craigslist. If I had the opportunity to buy just the saw today, I would.

.

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#4 posted 12-23-2017 10:22 PM

I doubt there is any place selling OEM replacements but you might find some used. Although I agree with Brad, they are one of the worst bandsaws ever sold. I looked at a few and they shake and shimmy like Elvis in his prime.

If you are interested in making a fence …

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confederatemule

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#5 posted 12-23-2017 11:06 PM

I can build them out of wood or metal. It just seemed simpler to buy them used.
I can’t afford to buy a complete saw. I have never had any success at buying what I want and then get my money back by selling what I already have. I bought the one I have new from Sears in 1992. I was not aware of a fence or miter gauge being available. Besides I wanted it to be able to cut a curve on rare occasions. I could afford it back then.

Mule

BTW… When I buy something it is very rare and expensive. When I sell it, it is a dime a dozen and available on every street corner.

-- "I ain't got nowher to go, nothin to do when I git there, and if'n I'da been in a hurry, I'da started yesterdy"...Mule

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#6 posted 12-23-2017 11:25 PM

BTW… When I buy something it is very rare and expensive.
When I sell it, it is a dime a dozen and available on every street corner.

hahahahaha that is sooooo funny right there. I don’t care where you’re from !!!

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#7 posted 12-24-2017 07:24 AM


BTW… When I buy something it is very rare and expensive. When I sell it, it is a dime a dozen and available on every street corner.

- confederatemule


Ha! Reminds me of a junk store that used to be here. Sign out front read:

”Old junk bought, rare antiques sold”

-- God bless, Candy

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#8 posted 12-24-2017 02:54 PM

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confederatemule

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#9 posted 12-24-2017 03:18 PM

I hope this picture shows up. Mine has a slot built into the table like this one. The one in the picture is the one I should of bought at the estate sale, but did not have enough money.

-- "I ain't got nowher to go, nothin to do when I git there, and if'n I'da been in a hurry, I'da started yesterdy"...Mule

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#10 posted 12-24-2017 07:35 PM

That fence look quit similar to the one Craftsman used on table saws. It locks in place at t handle end. So you can probably find one of those a lot easier and modify in to fit the band saw.
The same for the mitre gauge.

-- Les B, Oregon

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confederatemule

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#11 posted 12-24-2017 08:18 PM

My table saw is a 10” craftsman. The miter gauge will work. The fence looks right but will not work. Both ends are not correct.

Mule

-- "I ain't got nowher to go, nothin to do when I git there, and if'n I'da been in a hurry, I'da started yesterdy"...Mule

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