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Posted on Worth repairing/upgrading Craftsman 113?

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#1 posted 05-06-2018 12:44 PM

It was your Dad s. It s irreplaceable, therefore worth some time and effort to bring it up to snuff IMHO. No reason it can t be whipped into a serviceable saw for a reasonable cost.

- knotscott

I would add a caveat.

Having restoed and upgraded a 113 myself, I can tell you that, depending on what you do to it, you could wind up spending the kind of money that could buy you a much nicer saw on Craigslist.

If the saw has sentimental value, keep it (of course).

If you just want a saw for occasional use, then get a cheap fence, a capacitor, and clean it up.

If however, you’re planning of seriously getting into woodworking, you’d me money ahead and just buying a better used saw.

I paid 80 bucks for my 113. I am now about 560 bucks into it because I don’t lnow when to cut my losses! Don’t get me wrong…its now a really good saw, for what it is…but it’ll never be a Unisaw.

-- Somewhere between raising hell and amazing grace.

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