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Posted on Worth repairing/upgrading Craftsman 113?

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#1 posted 05-07-2018 05:09 PM

I had a 113 for years, I got a new fence, which was a unifence that had a 50 something inch extension, so I added a Formica covered extension and put both cast wings on one side….it was on it’s own cart with a built in out feed, and dust collection. It was nice, but at the end of the day it was a contractor 1.5 hp saw. I bought a saw stop when a friend lost a couple fingers on his saw and the wife offered to buy me a saw stop. The saw stop is 3 hp and so much nicer ( of course it is 3K, but I did have the wife’s authorization!) but I had 1300 in upgrades to the craftsman, that I sold for 200.00 btw.

So, as I think you have already arrived at, just fix it up enough to where it functions well and is safe and upgrade when you can afford it.

-- Mike

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