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12-09-2014 03:02 PM

I recently acquired a Craftsman 10” table saw. Model 113.298030 and am in need of a rip fence for it. Sears parts no longer sells them. Is there an aftermarket fence or a good place to find a used one?


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#1 posted 12-09-2014 03:17 PM

Delta T2
-The Delta T2 is what I have on my 113. Its awesome…..but the install was ticky, requiring some drilling and other modifications to the saw and fence rails. Nothing insurmountable…...but still a pain in the a$#. Costs around $200.
-The Vega is pretty much a direct bolt-on to a Craftsman and requires far less fuss to install than the T2. Most users seem happy with the Vega. Costs around $275. More expensive, but easier to install. Might be a slightly better, more robust fence too….but I’ve never compared them head-to-head.
- The Accurip is an upgraded fence that Sears offered on the later iterations of the 113. You can find them on ebay for $150ish. Its a decent fence, but not quite as good as the two I previously mentioned. However, its a brainlessly easy install since it was made for Craftsman saws.

You can also get REALLY nice fence systems from Incra or Beisemeyer…...but most people aren’t putting $400 fence systems on a 113.

*whatever you do, DON’T bother buying a replacement stock fence that came with most 113 saws. They suck….a lot.

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#2 posted 12-09-2014 07:04 PM

I have the Vega 40” Utility fence, on my C’man 113 TS.
I like it a lot…. though it really is the only fence I have used.

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#3 posted 12-09-2014 07:37 PM

I have a Shop Fox W1410 Fence on my 113. Very solid and easy to use. I really like that it clamps front and back, and that it rides on a pair of rails instead of the front rail and saw table and wings. A lot easier to use with the grated cast iron wings, IMHO. The T-slot top is also handy for attaching jigs.

Only two complaints for me. I don’t like that the handle sticks straight out instead of down when clamped. Also, the rear of the fence can hit the motor when doing 45 degree bevel cuts. It only affects about a 2in spread of cutting widths and I very rarely do bevel rips so really hasn’t been a big issue for me, but could be for someone else.

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#4 posted 12-09-2014 08:30 PM

Tedstor is right. The 113 properly tuned up is a very serviceable saw, but the stock fence is garbage. I just upgraded saws and sold my 113, but I was just about to buy the T2. It doesn’t mount right up, but there is a very good how to online.
Whichever way to decide to go, the consensus is the same: ditch the stock fence.

Good luck.

-- I measured once, cut twice, and its still too short...

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#5 posted 12-09-2014 10:27 PM

I had a 113 series saw, and I upgraded the fence to the Delta T2, which was a great upgrade, highly recommended.

Now, if you really can’t swing the upgrade price, I happen to have the old Cman fence. I sold the 113, with the T2, when I got my Sawstop, but I still have the old fence, rails and probably most of the hardware.

Free, you pay the shipping. I’d love for it to go to a good home. It’s really not as bad as people make it out to be. It moves when you clamp it, and it isn’t anywhere near as smooth as the T2, but you can align it straight, and it’s plenty strong enough to run material through the saw. If you can swing the upgrade, go for it, otherwise, I’ll send you my 113 fence.

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#6 posted 12-09-2014 11:59 PM

Thanks a lot for the responses. Brtech, could you send me an email with the shipping cost to Elsie, MI. 48831?



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#7 posted 12-10-2014 01:20 AM

I plan to upgrade it eventually but just recently acquired it and it needs a good top cleaning and some tlc. But I also would like to start using it so if I had a fence to get by with that would be great. I would be willing to pay you for it. Thanks again.

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#8 posted 12-10-2014 01:29 AM

Sawstop tfa-pfa fence is a goodie. Put one on my craftsman for $144 total. Like butter. T2 sounds pretty good too.

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