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Forum topic by danoconnor11 posted 12-27-2012 05:22 PM 1342 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-27-2012 05:22 PM

I picked up a craftsman 113.29943 on craigslist, i’ve gotten it cleaned up and removed the surface rust. I will be building an extension wing/router table for the right side. I need to replace the belt, make some zero clearance inserts, and plan on purchasing the mj splitter and gripper.

I also wanted to put a Delta T2 on it but cant find one in stock anywhere. Apparently they are on manufacturer backorder and who knows if there will ever be more.

Does anyone have another suggestion for a fence for this saw?

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#1 posted 12-27-2012 07:48 PM

Vega makes a nice fence, had considered it but then decided on the T2. Also heard good things about the Shop fox table saw fence.

-- mrg

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#2 posted 12-27-2012 08:00 PM

I have the Shop Fox on my Grizz 0444Z. It is ll I’ve needed.


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#3 posted 12-27-2012 08:04 PM

Vega Pro series fences are nice and it’s what I’ve been using all year with no complaints. Super easy to set up on my Powermatic, but not sure about Craftsman… I’m sure it fits but may or may not need some drilling.

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#4 posted 12-27-2012 09:32 PM

I upgraded my Craftsman to a Ridgid flat belt and machined pulleys. This kit costs more than I paid some years ago but it is still less than some link belts alone. Here is a guy selling it on Ebay. -Jack

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#5 posted 12-27-2012 09:35 PM

I was planning on getting a link belt. Is there a reason the one you used has an advantage over a linked belt?

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#6 posted 12-27-2012 10:46 PM

”I was planning on getting a link belt. Is there a reason the one you used has an advantage over a linked belt?”

There are pros and cons with each, but both tend to be an improvement over a low grade stock belt. Link belts won’t take a set and run very smoothly, but they’re not as aerodynamic as the serpentine belt shown above, so they create more wind noise. The serpentine belts have excellent power transfer efficiency, and also run pretty smoothly. The kit shown above is $28 shipped with new precision pulleys and the belt. A link belt alone won’t address any pulley issues that you may have.

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#7 posted 12-28-2012 01:00 AM

+1 on kotscott’s comments. i have two of those 113 saws (built by emerson electric). one is a c-man, the other is a “souped up” ridgid 2412. the c-man has machined pulleys and a link belt and the ridgid is OEM re: drive belt. my c-man is smoother, primarily due to the pulleys and the link belt. the added “noise” from the link belt is minimal and unobtrusive.

oh yeah, and i’d wait for a t2. there isn’t a better value out there in t-square fences than the t2 (i have one on my c-man).

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#8 posted 01-08-2013 05:10 PM

Just an update for anyone looking for one of the Delta T2 fences. There is a seller on ebay with a few brand new in box. Price is $206 with free shipping.

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