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Forum topic by ACR_SCOUT posted 10-24-2011 12:56 AM 4553 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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ACR_SCOUT

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10-24-2011 12:56 AM

Hello all,

Brand spanking new here.

I have a Sears table saw that was my Grandpa’s passed through my dad to me. It has to be at least 40 years old because I am 40 years old.

I would like to replace the crappy fence and the feed square. I am by no means a “craftsman” but I can hold my own. My wife would like to get some shelves built for the house and I wold like to do a few things for myself like out feed table and a better setup for the chopsaw.

What can you suggest? It looks like the Delta T-2 Fence seems to be the value product for the do it yourselfer.

Thank you,
Fred

-- Sears Table Saw Model: 113.298150


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RibsBrisket4me

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#1 posted 10-24-2011 01:00 AM

Look at the Incra v27 for the miter gauge—that is an easy choice and cost effective. As for the fence that may be a tougher issue as saw were not standardized in table size back then.

I’d go on “old woodworking tool” website, do a search for that saw and see what others have already done to address those items.

Good luck!

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Sawkerf

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#2 posted 10-24-2011 01:17 AM

There are several aftermarket fences that will work on an old Craftsman Craftsman even makes upgraded fences that just bolt on. Check the Sears website.

If you also replace the V-belt with a link belt, and spend some time getting them dialed in, those old Craftsman saws do a really decent job.

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#3 posted 10-24-2011 02:09 AM

“Incra v27”

That thing looks pretty darn interesting. I just may have to look into that. It would be nice if I could find a place to put my grubby paws on one.

-- Sears Table Saw Model: 113.298150

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#4 posted 10-24-2011 02:25 AM

I just went and looked at the data plate. Maybe this info will help determine if it is worth adding accessories.

Model: 113.298150
Serial: 9067.P0096

Thank you,
Fred

-- Sears Table Saw Model: 113.298150

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RibsBrisket4me

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#5 posted 10-24-2011 02:36 AM

Fred I have had the V27 for many years. It is wonderful. I use it on my bandsaw and tablesaw.

With the model number go to Sears Parts .com to look up what parts are available.

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#6 posted 10-24-2011 02:38 AM

I second the link belt. I have one on my Craftsman saw. Also look into get new pulleys. I bet that saw can end up working really nice for you!

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ACR_SCOUT

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#7 posted 10-24-2011 03:36 AM

I just noticed this is a 1HP saw, there are much more potent ones out there. Do you think it could take a bigger motor. Or do you think this is sufficient to cut descent shelves and cabinets?

-- Sears Table Saw Model: 113.298150

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#8 posted 10-24-2011 03:40 AM

I bet 1hp is fine. I have a 3/4 hp on my bandsaw and even though most say get a 1hp, my 3/4 works fine for me. get a thin kerf blade, and a link belt and fire it up. You may be very suprised how well it works.

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Sawkerf

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#9 posted 10-24-2011 04:32 AM

I used a Craftsman table saw from around 1985 thru most of 2009. In 1990, I decided I wanted something better, but my job was getting uncertain so I decided to try overhauling the Craftsman instead of spending money on a new saw.

I tore it apart, cleaned it thoroughly, reassembled it and really dialed it in to get the blade parallel with the miter slots. I bought the Craftsman XR2424 fence, new height and tilt handles, machined pulleys, and a link belt. When I was done, a so-so table saw was working at a level close to a much more expensive cabinet saw.

I never thought that the 1hp moter was a serious problem. With a sharp blade, the saw cut everything I pushed across the table. When I retired in ‘02 and started my woodworking business, that saw worked almost every day and never missed a beat.

I finally got a cabinet saw in ‘02 (a Jet), and sold the Craftsman.

Put some work into that saw and it will probably serve you for as long as you want – and may be good enough to pass along.

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#10 posted 10-24-2011 04:39 AM

+1 on what Sawkerf said.

Also check this out:

http://www.grizzly.com/products/Miter-Gauge-For-G0444/H5774

The Grizz catalog says it will fit REGULAR slots as well as T-slots as it is adjustable.

This looks like a nice match for a vintage Craftsman saw at a SUPER price!

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