Craftsman 113 rear cover for dust collection

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Project by rockusaf posted 04-17-2020 10:51 PM 788 views 9 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was looking to improve the dust collection on my Craftsman 113 table saw and found the design Leec posted here ( but couldn’t find dimensions anywhere. After a cardboard template and lots of trial and error and many tweaks I traced the pieces out and wrote most of the dimensions on it. Posting here so maybe it’ll help someone else.

The back is held in place with rare earth magnets and the other piece is friction fit around the rods the motor mounts to. It really helps a lot just based on the amount of suction I can feel around the hole in my zero clearance insert.

I know there are a ton of these saws out there so let me know if you have any questions.


-- Measure Once Cuss Twice

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#1 posted 04-18-2020 12:03 PM

Very cool. I’ve got a powermatic tables saw with the same issue. I may have to adapt this for my saw.

Thanks for sharing.

-- -Jim, "Nothing says poor craftsmanship more than wrinkles in your duck tape"

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#2 posted 04-19-2020 02:40 AM

Thank you, I have the same saw.

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#3 posted 04-19-2020 12:05 PM

I have been needing to do this to my 113. Thank you for posting the measured drawings! Did you use 1/4” or 1/2” plywood?

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#4 posted 04-19-2020 04:44 PM

I have been needing to do this to my 113. Thank you for posting the measured drawings! Did you use 1/4” or 1/2” plywood?

- SplashMaster

I started with some 1/4” but after screwing up the one piece of that i had I refined the shape and ended up using scraps of 3/8” that was laying around.


-- Measure Once Cuss Twice

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#5 posted 04-20-2020 03:46 PM

and here I was thinking to myself that some cardboard would work. Until I had to tilt the saw….

Thanks very much for posting this.

-- The only thing not measured in my shop is time

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