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Posted on upgrade Craftsman 113 or save up for new saw?

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#1 posted 01-30-2018 03:53 PM

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I m not fond of Sears tools but yours is of a time period that their saws were fairly good machines but never the less I ve seen saws for sale on CL that are far better and newer with good fences for about what you would spend on your upgrades. It may take a little time to find just the right saw at that price but if your patinate and keep and eye on Craigslist and you go look at them as soon as they re posted you will do well. given your upgrades on your saw you might be able to get $200-$300 for your saw

- a1Jim


Just to confirm, my current saw without an upgraded fence would fetch $200 ~ $300? If that is true, i would assume that $300~$400 is reasonable if I were to complete the upgrades I am thinking about. With that logic and a downgrade to the less expensive Delta fence, I can likely complete my project for less than $400 and I will be able to recoup 1/2+ of that almost immediately and also pick up the ability to use a router table that I do not currently have.

The sentimental value of the saw being passed down from my wife’s father, combined with the reduced hassle of not dealing with craigslist makes it seem to me that the Delta Fence upgrade is a wise investment.

THanks for the tips and for talking me down from the Vega system.

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