|Forum topic by Brett Clark||posted 04-16-2012 01:32 AM||3516 views||0 times favorited||12 replies|
04-16-2012 01:32 AM
Ok, here’s the situation. I bought an old Craftsman table saw model #: 113.22411 made in the 40’s I think with a 1HP motor. Like the one in the first pic, though now where near as nice.
Then I found the one in the second photo for $50 and the motor is a 1.5 HP so I figured the motor alone was worth that. If you know the model # please let me know, I can’t find it anywhere. The actual saw is rather beat up, but I can definitely get it in good working order, I think :-).
So here’s what I’m wondering. First, should I put the Leland 1.5 HP on the better, all cast iron saw?
Second, should I refurbish the saw and try to sell it, maybe without the motor because I kind of want to keep them. I could get one from a guy here cheap and put that one on. I know this guy who mounted two on a stand, kind of low, so he could run 4 ft. sheets of plywood through it having such a huge table, plus, he had one dedicated for dado and the other regular saw. If I did that, I’d want to get some better wings because the lesser one has a thinner aluminum wing. I’ve also been thinking about buying an old body from a saw similar to my bigger one and mounting the top and guts to it so it will have much more heft. There are a few I can find.
Third, should I just forget those other ideas and try to make this cheaper saw into a router table? It is a cast iron top, but I can probably get it machined to work out. Then I could have a nice size top. If I did, should I put wood, or whatever that cutting board type material on top? I really wanted to make my own horizontal routing table and put my long Bosch Single-Flute Straight Bit that is something like 3-4 inches long.
Please help, I really need to get going on this. Thanks ahead guys.
Well, looks like I can’t post images without a photobucket account, which I really don’t care for. If there’s any other way please let me know. You can see them at this link which is the same question verbatim.