|Forum topic by tool_junkie||posted 01-28-2012 02:35 AM||11722 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
01-28-2012 02:35 AM
I am looking for ideas on adding extension wings to my craftsman table saw (model 113.29943). When I bought it used, it didn’t come with extension wings and I soon realized their importance so I started looking for those cast iron web wings. But a set of two wings would have cost me much more than I paid for the saw itself, so I dropped the idea. Then recently I came across a few posts here, where people added plywood or melamine boards as extensions. I really like the idea and have been thinking about doing the same using 3/4” melamine. The one problem I still can’t figure out in my head, is how to attach the 3/4” melamine boards to the sides of the saw.
So I have the following questions I need help with:
1- Is melamine good material to use? If not, what else would you recommend?
2- What is the best way to attach the melamine “wings” to the side of the saw? Any pictures or links you can point me to?
3- Any alternate ideas I should look at, that are easier and/or cheaper?
4- I am also planning on upgrading from stock fence to Delta T2; what should be the order of execution (wings first and then the fence or the other way around)?
I will highly appreciate your help.