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Forum topic by savan posted 04-02-2013 01:19 PM 1164 views 0 times favorited 19 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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savan

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04-02-2013 01:19 PM

I got it for $50 bucks on CL and consider this a win.

-No rust
-fence seems a little sloppy

Any tips on cleanup before use?

I plan on repainting the legs and table extensions. There’s no knife on it or kick back safety, how concerned should I be with replacing these (this is part of why I need the model #)?

This thing could definitely be a boat anchor!


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mrg

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#1 posted 04-02-2013 01:24 PM

There should be a little metal plate that says Craftsman model xxx.xxx on the side of the main body or by the motor.

-- mrg

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savan

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#2 posted 04-02-2013 01:29 PM

great, thanks- I’ll have a look when I get home-

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GT350

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#3 posted 04-02-2013 01:37 PM

I don’t know what model that is, does it have a motor hanging off the back? It looks like someone took the right extension table and stuck it on the left. I don’t believe those ever came with a riving knife but there are some anti kick back pawls on the guard that is missing. I always use the guard. So if it was me I would look for one of those. I bought an aluminum craftsman fence to replace one like yours and it has worked great. It can be a very good saw.
Mike

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bondogaposis

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#4 posted 04-02-2013 01:41 PM

That might be a great saw. Replace the rip fence, move one of the wings to the right side. Get rid of the legs and build a base cabinet. It will give you years of service.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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savan

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#5 posted 04-02-2013 01:41 PM

that’s a great point. So, I was expecting to find a TS on craigslist for $200 and got this one for $50. So I can spend $150 to get it up to snuff.

Is that best spent on a new fence?

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savan

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#6 posted 04-02-2013 01:45 PM

Also, i have a diablo in circ saw for cutting sheet goods and am happy with it so I thought I’d get a 60T diablo to live in this TS

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#7 posted 04-02-2013 02:15 PM

Don’t worry about not having the original splitter/guard. The original was clunky. Just make your own splitter on a zero clearance insert.

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toolie

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#8 posted 04-02-2013 02:18 PM

with the addition of a delta t2 fence (~$200) and a little enginuity, you can wind up with something like this:

as for the blade. 60T might be a bit much for ripping operations. a 40T combo blade, like this one, might be a better idea:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000O7UESC/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_5?ie=UTF8&psc=1

i’ve seen it as low as $17, so shop around. but that blade has received some seriously positive reviews and is compared quite favorably with blades costing considerably more. and yes, a good fence like a t2 will really upgrade the performance of that saw.

but i wouldn’t overlook the missing splitter/blade guard. one kickback and serius injury will be too many. i’d look on ebay or check ereplacements.com and m and d mower for the assembly. whenever i rip dimensional lumber, i always use mine.

is your saw a direct, flex cable or belt drive c-man?

-- there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.

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Craftsman70

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#9 posted 04-02-2013 02:25 PM

@ Toolie, any recommendations on where to find cast iron wings like yours to replace the original stamped wings?

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savan

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#10 posted 04-02-2013 03:18 PM

@toolie interesting, i actually have the diablo 40t on my circ saw but was afraid it wouldn’t be clean enough. So you think that w/ a zero clearance or on a sled it would suffice?

The motor is hanging off the back so I guess that means its belt drive.

I’m somewhat wary of getting a T2 caliber system. I did buy the saw for $50 after all. I kinda feel like that’d be the equivalent to putting a $200 stereo in a $50 car.

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toolie

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#11 posted 04-02-2013 07:40 PM

craftsman70......i got those from a fellow woodnetter. i think he got them from sears. i also have CI webbed wings on my ts2412, which i kind of prefer for the clamping options. if you’re interested, i have a another set of webbed CI wings off a 113 series saw i parted out that will bolt right to a 113 series saw. PM me i you’re interested.

i actually have the diablo 40t on my circ saw

don’t most circular saws use 7 1/4” blades? i keep a 40T combo blade on both of my table saws, for both CCing and sheet goods ripping. when ripping hardwoods, i go to a 24 or 30T ripping blade.

consider replacing the motor belt with machined pulleys and a link belt. really smoothes out the performance and reduces vibration. while i’m not one to put expensive stereo gear in cheap cars, i don’t mind so much if i can take the stereo (fence) with me or resell it for a good price. your saw can perform like this, with enough weight and proper alignment:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvTS7pfhfsU

if that’s too rich, scout ebay and CL for any other (vega, shop fox, unifence) type option. even an OEM fence system off the successor series to the 113 (model numbers 315.XXXXXX and built by ryobi for sears) will be a big enhancement to that saw. my ridgid TS2412 OEM fence is every bit as accurate as the t2 on my c-man saw.

-- there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.

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savan

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#12 posted 04-02-2013 07:51 PM

thanks for the info on the fence, I’m sure that’s what I’ll end up doing w/ the $ i saved on the saw.

you had me thinking i was nuts there for a sec but yes, there is a 40t 7 1/4” diablo blade.

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Carl Webster

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#13 posted 04-02-2013 08:24 PM

I have a Craftsman tablesaw similar to yours. It’s a model 113.298031. I think you got a bargain as this can be an excellent saw with the right fence.

-- Carl in SC

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knotscott

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#14 posted 04-02-2013 09:35 PM

It’s one of several Emerson made contractor saws, and it’s worth putting a better fence on for sure. $50 is a great price that leaves some room for upgrades. New blade, good alignment, fence update, and some TLC and you’ll be all set.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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#15 posted 04-02-2013 10:54 PM

You can get all kinds of replacement parts online at http://www.searspartsdirect.com/craftsman. Good buy!

-- Marty, Columbus, OH, learning every day....

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