Zero Clearance insert for Craftsman 113.29940 1972 Table saw

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02-16-2014 12:57 AM

Topic tags/keywords: insert zero clearance table saw craftsman 11329940

Let me begin by saying that I know that I could just make some up myself but I am at the point where I would rather spend a few dollars and skip that step and get right to a couple of furniture projects.

I have restored Frankensaw. A 1972 Craftsman 10” table saw. If you are interested you can search the model number 113.29940 in the forums and the restore thread will come up.

My question is: ‘Where can I get a zero clearance insert for this saw. Leecraft has several, but none for my exact model number. They have one the says its for a large range of models, and my model number would fall in the range. However, the current insert is 14 1/4” by 3 3/4” The Leecraft says its for a 14” length. I am hoping that someone out there has my saw or experience with after market inserts and can point me to the right fit.



-- Justin in Loveland, OH

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#1 posted 02-16-2014 01:38 AM

Hi Justin. My name is Bob. I am not sure of the year of saw that I have. It was my father’s and he gave it to me a few years ago. The thing is, it has never been used or even put together for that matter. I still have the motor in the unopened and sealed, box (1hp that is capable of developing up to 2hp). The owner’s manual states that the saw is a Sear Craftsman 10” table saw and the model number it says is: 113.229142; Saw with legs two table extensions and motor 113.299040 and Saw with one table extension and motor. Its still in pieces sitting in my garage and has never been used or put together but I think I have the one with legs and two extensions. I am not sure what it all is as it is just sitting in the corner of my garage. I always wanted to start some woodworking but never really did…not yet anyway.

I would like to help you out though, and if you would be interested in it, I may consider parting with it. I have to let go some sentimental things because my father gave it to me, but again, I am not sure if I will even start woodworking. I read your profile and it says that you are a teacher, he was too. He taught Social Studies, History, and Science. Anyway, let me know if this even sounds like the correct saw. If it is, I will have a little chat with my brother to make sure he does not want it, I doubt that he will, and with my father to make sure it is ok with him. I know he would want it to go to someone that loves woodworking and would make sure it is used and taken care of. And, if I ever do get into wood working in the upcoming years, maybe you can give me some pointers and help if I need it. Thanks and let me know. You can respond on here or my personal email,

Bob – Columbus, OH

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#2 posted 02-16-2014 01:58 AM

No experience with store bought inserts. I viewed making them practice for the skills needed to achieve the desired level of precision associated with fine cabinetry. Probably took longer to post the question about aftermarket insert than it would have to mKe the insert.

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

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#3 posted 02-16-2014 03:12 AM

I have the same saw and got them at woodcraft. $26 each and they fit perfectly. Just give them your model and they can match it up for you.

-- Steve: Franklin, WI

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#4 posted 02-16-2014 03:24 AM

I’ve made a couple for mine as well. If you have a flush trim bit, you can knock out several in about 1/2 hr or so. Have you measured the hole for the insert or the insert it self? I know my 113 has a lip in the front and back. Maybe see where 14” hits the back of the hole and see if that’s acceptable for you.

Either way, surely there’s someone selling something that’ll fit.

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#5 posted 02-16-2014 04:07 PM

I am right there with a few of the others on this one. I would just knock some out and move on to the project but then we all have different definitions of getting right to something.

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#6 posted 02-16-2014 04:49 PM

Does your have the webbed cast iron wings? If so, I’m pretty sure the Leecraft CR-1 will fit. I have one that I mount my MJ Splitter pro on, then I used it ( much easier than the stock insert) as a pattern to make ZCIs for different sized dados.

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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#7 posted 02-16-2014 10:34 PM

I’ve made some for mine out of 1/2” mdf. Then machine the edge all around it because these have such a very small and very thin ledge to sit on. Here’s a pic of my saw:

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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