Rebuilding a vintage Craftsman Table Saw 113.29920 #13: After much delay and empty promises, it draws to an end.

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Blog entry by KTMM (Krunkthemadman) posted 11-30-2011 05:31 AM 8559 reads 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well, the table saw / router workstation are finished. (At least as finished as I care to make them.) Have a look here.....

There is a good bit of blood sweat and tears in that project. Actually no, more like beer, planning and a lot of good days working with my hands….

Notice that Babycake wants to demonstrate how easy the dust collection works by flipping a simple switch…..

On the front of the unit, the fixed faceplates for switches (minus the one for the key switch, I never finished it, burned two drill bits trying to cut it.) That was perfected by Master scroll saw artist William. That’s an Incra TS-LS on there, if you look at the gallery you’ll see the Miter 5000 sled that goes with it. I hate to draw this blog to a final closing, but I’ve reached that point it would seem. Until the next project.

P.S. a combination of recent things has led me to decide to sell this project as a whole…... PM me if you’re interested.

-- Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect. Vince Lombardi

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#1 posted 11-30-2011 06:45 AM

Nice work. I have a craftsman table saw that is almost identical to yours and I chose to paint mine red when I cleaned it up. I love my old craftsman.

-- There is nothing like the sound of a hand plane passing across a board in an otherwise quiet shop.

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#2 posted 11-30-2011 06:57 AM

Very nice. The last time I saw this it was not in the same shape. You have managed to take a relatively small bedded table saw and mod it with a great fence, dust collection , power storage and much more. Way to go. And looks like you are getting some fantastic help with those redheaded shop elves.
Just remember the next cut you make be ready to duck;)

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#3 posted 12-06-2011 11:39 PM

Looks like a great shop additon!

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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KTMM (Krunkthemadman)

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#4 posted 12-07-2011 12:22 AM

Yeah, too bad I’m selling it off piece by piece.

-- Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect. Vince Lombardi

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#5 posted 04-15-2015 01:26 PM

I know this project is old and the author sold this saw but I found this post after buying almost the exact same saw myself, so had to comment.

I am currently working on cleaning up my saw and this blog has been a great reference, Thank you for taking the time to write it. For anyone else out there refurbishing a vintage craftsman saw this is a great read.

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KTMM (Krunkthemadman)

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#6 posted 05-12-2015 07:43 AM

Thanks for the comment, I’m still around, but scarce these days. Other hobbies have called me away and my shop is now nothing more than a glorified storage room. I like to hear when a project I worked on can help somebody out. William now has that saw, so if you have any questions he’s a wealth of knowledge.

-- Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect. Vince Lombardi

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#7 posted 08-24-2016 06:02 PM

I know this is an old post, but I have the same saw and undertaking a similar project. I’m currently designing the mobile base with built in router and dust collection. That dust collector you have looks smaller than any I’ve been able to find. Do you recall what it is and where you found it?

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