good old table saw? (c-man)

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Forum topic by lateralus819 posted 04-18-2013 01:30 AM 1040 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-18-2013 01:30 AM

Been needing an accurate table saw for a while, budget is limited, saving for a wedding. FRUSTRATED to no end that i have to use the cabinet saws at work to do any work for the most part.

Found a Craftsman table saw on craigslist Model # 113.298031.

Looks to be in decent shape, says it fires right up.

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#1 posted 04-18-2013 02:21 AM

Good luck with that ,I for one don’t know what table saws look like by their model number.

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#2 posted 04-18-2013 02:32 AM

Do you have a link to or a picture of said table saw?

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#3 posted 04-18-2013 02:40 AM

Check the Craftsman section on OWWM.COM, search for that model number.

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#4 posted 04-18-2013 02:46 AM

Is this it?

I’ve used these a little and their decent saws. If the fence is sturdy and square and the top flat and the motor runs well…and the price is right you probably can’t go wrong for a first saw.

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#5 posted 04-18-2013 02:47 AM

That’s a basic Craftsman contractor saw. From the manual on VintageMachinery.Org it looks like it came with steel extensions and of course a bad fence. I have one similar. If it’s stock, it will need some work and upgrades before you will be happy with it. Based on this and the quality of new saws in the $400-500 range it’s worth between $50-$125 in running shape with no upgrades or extras. -Jack

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#6 posted 04-18-2013 04:38 AM

If that has the motor out the back I just sold mine. I had it for about 20 years, I put a craftsman xr2424 fence on it and built a cabinet and out feed table for it. I think they are good saws, I was just ready to upgrade so I got a Sawstop PCS and sold the Craftsman to someone for his first saw.

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