Craftsman TS Upgrade

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Blog series by Tedstor updated 08-04-2012 11:46 PM 3 parts 7783 reads 10 comments total

Part 1: Just ordered a Delta T2

07-27-2012 02:51 PM by Tedstor | 2 comments »

So about a year ago, I bought a 113.298762 Craftsman TS off craiglist. Its a later version of the 113 series, and besides a bit of surface rust, it was in pretty good hape when I bought it. Definitely worth the $75 I paid. The saw has sat mostly idle in my garage until last week when I cleaned it up and made all the necessary tweaks and adjustments. Aligning the blade to the miter slot was a major PITA. I considered ordering the PALS system, but figured I could get the job done the hard way i...

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Part 2: A package at the door

08-01-2012 11:55 PM by Tedstor | 2 comments »

My life is pretty mundane, so few things put as big a smile on my face than coming home to find a UPS/FEDEX package waiting for me. In this case, it was a REALLY big UPS package from tools-plus. It was of course my Delta fence. I dragged it into the garage and opened it up. Delta packaged it very well and it was in flawless condition. UPS would have had to try pretty hard to damage it. My first impression was “wow, this thing looks even beefier in person”. Of course, I only have m...

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Part 3: Fence and Zero Clearance Insert Installed

08-04-2012 11:46 PM by Tedstor | 6 comments »

Its been a somewhat busy week for me and I had to install the fence over a 4-5 day period. All said, I’d estimate the total install time at 4-5 hours. And the results were not 100% perfect. The front of the fence sat a nice, cozy 1/16 off the table, while the rear was about 1/8 (maybe even 3/16)( See 2nd pic below). I suppose I should happy it wasn’t worse seeing as how I drilled the rear portion of the table and the rail with a hand drill. I could have removed the rear rail, enla...

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