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Forum topic by aliasbane posted 12-28-2017 02:23 PM 384 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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aliasbane

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12-28-2017 02:23 PM

Topic tags/keywords: sears table saw 10 craftmans 113

Hi All!

I just purchased a 1978 113. Sears Table Saw. Seems to be in pretty mint condition with the stamped extensions and stock everything else. Going to do some basic upgrades to it, but was wondering about a fence upgrade.

I have a local guy selling a 27”fitting Fox Fence Model # W1410. Is it a good fence or are their way better ones for the money.
Would it be worth picking up for $90?

-- First purchase! 1978 10" Craftsman Table Saw


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#1 posted 12-28-2017 02:45 PM

I had that fence on a 113 Craftsman saw and was very happy with it. It stayed square and accurate, moved smoothly and locked down solidly. The groove in the top was also handy for jigs and accessories that you may want or need to add.

The only real issue I ever ran into was if you have the blade tilted 45 degrees, there is about a 4-6 inch range where you can’t have the fence because it hits the motor due to the rear rail and locking system. A minor annoyance was that the locking handle always sticks out instead of locking in a downward position and I would occasionally bump into it.

For $90, that’s a great buy. It’s so much better than the stock fence, there’s no comparison. A T-square style fence, such as a Delta T3, might have some advantages, such as the interference issue when tilted, but will cost over twice as much. I never regretted buying the Shop Fox.

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#2 posted 12-28-2017 05:39 PM

That’s the original Shop Fox fence. It’s a good solid fence. The downside is that you need to roll the fence all the way off the rails to remove it. $90 is fair IMO.

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#3 posted 12-28-2017 07:27 PM

Thanks for the advice guys! Now another question, what would be a better fence option? Just to see something a bit more expensive. I like seeing all options and weighing pro cons and price.

-- First purchase! 1978 10" Craftsman Table Saw

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#4 posted 12-28-2017 09:44 PM

Next step up is the Delta T3. It runs ~$200 new.

-- In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Thomas Jefferson

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#5 posted 12-28-2017 11:22 PM

Man the Delta t3 is on sale at homedepot right now Delta T3

-- First purchase! 1978 10" Craftsman Table Saw

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