I’ve had a 113 TS for a couple years now. I upgraded it with a Delta T2 fence a while back. I like the saw, but it has a few tiny issues, to include a small touch of arbor run-out.
I found a 315.228390 TS today for $100. Its in nice shape and comes with:
Cast Iron Router wing.
I’ve been planning to buy a mobile base and either buy/make a router wing for my current saw. When this saw presented itself, it seemed like a no-brainer. A newer/similar table saw, WITH a mobile base and router wing. The seller was only 20 minutes away…...so I bought it.
Anyway, I now own two table saws and don’t have time to leisurely evaluate them side-by-side. But I need to unload the old saw soon. REAL soon (wife can’t park in the garage and its getting cold outside).
Here’s the question:
My initial thought is that the T2 is a better fence than the Align-a-rip. So I’m thinking of swapping the fences, then selling the older saw. Anyone know if I’ll need to drill new holes in the new saw to accomodate the T2? Or will the holes I drilled in the rails for the 113 fit the 315? (Make sense?)
I’m also considering parting-out the old saw, and selling the align-a-rip locally. Its doesn’t appear to be as good as the T2, but doesn’t seem too bad either. Definitely better than the stock grey fence that comes on most Craftsman saws. If I part out the saw, I could keep the webbed cast iron wing and install it on the new saw, replacing the current stamped wing.