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Forum topic by CharlesA posted 11-05-2014 06:05 AM 1694 views 0 times favorited 22 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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CharlesA

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11-05-2014 06:05 AM

I’m thinking of replacing one, maybe both, webbed wings on my Craftsman 113 table saw. Two reasons: I can’t use my lovely mag switch feather board efficiently at all with the webbed wing, and that wing sometimes catches the ends of long, thin boards when they hit the edges. I don’t need one on the right—I’d only do that for the symmetry.

The SS wings look like the best price ($100, $189/two, $6 SH). They’re the right size, 12×27. I don’t want to build a cabinet.

Thoughts?

-- "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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#1 posted 11-05-2014 12:49 PM

I checked. Out router wings, but I don’t need that functionality, and they cost a it more.

-- "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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#2 posted 11-05-2014 01:57 PM

Let me ask you this Charles,are you going to keep that Craftsman 113 table saw? if you are ,it is worth it to upgrade it with new wings,or fence, etc.I had an opportunity to buy an extra CI wing for the left side of my old Rockwell but I wasn’t sure about keeping the saw,I should have jumped on that deal and bought it .

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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#3 posted 11-05-2014 01:59 PM

Ken, good question. Yes. I want my next saw to be a SS cabinet saw, and that will require a larger shop, either here or with a house move. So, that’s not happening any time soon.

-- "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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#4 posted 11-05-2014 02:02 PM

Charles…...Have you thought about replacing the webbed wings with laminated outfeed tables on both the left and right side of the saw…? If so, go to my blog and check out how I did mine on my old Craftsman table saw…It’s a 1985 model 113. also, and I refurbished it several years back…..It might give you an isea or two on how to save some sheckles…...It’s called “A new look for an old workhorse”.....

-- At my age, an "all--nighter" is not having to get up and pee...!!!

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#5 posted 11-05-2014 02:05 PM

rick, I did think about that, but I wanted the surface on the left to be magnetic. I have an outfeed table similar to what you’re describing.

-- "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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#6 posted 11-05-2014 02:58 PM

I heard that its possible to use a top from another 113 as a wing. That said, you might stumble across an old beater 113 for $75 on Craigslist. You could use the top for a wing, then sell the motor on ebay for $75.
Yeah, you’d have a big, oval hole in the middle of your “wing”, but at least the stock insert is magnetic. You could also strip the donor saw of the hand wheels, adjustable feet, and other parts that might come in handy down the road.

Buying an aftermarket wing is probably the easiest play. Just offering an alternative. Heck, I might try this myself for my 113 some day.

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#7 posted 11-05-2014 03:42 PM

I’m going to check CL for awhile, but I don’t recall seeing many TSs with cast iron and bad motors /other major problems for sale around here.

-- "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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#8 posted 11-05-2014 03:58 PM

Yeah, I just look at the Louisville CL. Looks like most are asking $125-150 for the type of saw I had in-mind. Here in DC, the old 113s often sell for under $100.

http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/mld/tls/4743335089.html

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#9 posted 11-05-2014 04:02 PM

Yup. I think a new wing for $100 will be hard to beat. I can’t seem to find anything cheaper retail.

-- "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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#10 posted 11-05-2014 04:04 PM

Checkout the deals on Craigslist for cast iron. I’ve not found the ss wings too useful…they have a habit of warping. I’ve cast iron and webbed cast iron. However, when I did my conversion I added melamine extensions

-- bkseitz, Washington "if everything is going well, you've obviously overlooked something"

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#11 posted 11-05-2014 04:13 PM

I’m no metallurgist—how does a cast iron wing warp? I’ve been unable,to,locate similar wings on the web.

-- "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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#12 posted 11-05-2014 04:18 PM


Checkout the deals on Craigslist for cast iron. I ve not found the ss wings too useful…they have a habit of warping. I ve cast iron and webbed cast iron. However, when I did my conversion I added melamine extensions

- bkseitz


I m no metallurgist—how does a cast iron wing warp? I ve been unable,to,locate similar wings on the web.

- CharlesA

What we have here is a failure to communicate. For Charles in OP, SS=SawStop. looks like bkseitz took it as ss=stamped steel.

Charles, If you really want solid cast iron wings, that looks like a pretty good solution. I’d be surprised if Grizzly/Woodstock/Shopfox didn’t have something available as a repair part, but don’t know that for sure or what they would charge for them.

Only other option I could see is making steel inserts to go above the webbed areas in the Craftsman wings. Probably more of a hassle and expense to get those the right size and thickness than just buying new wings.

-- "Good judgement is the result of experience. A lot of experience is the result of poor judgement."

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#13 posted 11-05-2014 04:38 PM

Yup—sawstop cast iron wing.

-- "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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#14 posted 11-05-2014 04:45 PM



rick, I did think about that, but I wanted the surface on the left to be magnetic. I have an outfeed table similar to what you re describing.

- CharlesA

Something to consider, not all stainless steels are magnetic. Some of them are barely magnetic, and will hardly grab the magnet. 308 and 316 come to mind. I’m not sure which SS these wings are made from, but it’s a thought.

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#15 posted 11-05-2014 04:48 PM


rick, I did think about that, but I wanted the surface on the left to be magnetic. I have an outfeed table similar to what you re describing.

- CharlesA

Something to consider, not all stainless steels are magnetic. Some of them are barely magnetic, and will hardly grab the magnet. 308 and 316 come to mind. I m not sure which SS these wings are made from, but it s a thought.

- 6mmBR

sawstop cast iron wing.

-- "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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