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Using a Craftsman 113 top as a wing for a 315 saw?

by Tedstor
posted 09-18-2018 01:04 PM

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#1 posted 09-18-2018 03:01 PM

It could work, but the holes may not line up. That’s not a huge issue, however, since cast iron is quite easy to drill holes in. Just drill some new holes and bolt it on.

You’d be better off if you have a pretty beefy fence/rail combination, since the angle steel from the fence rails will help hold everything together. If you have the OEM fence, you might end up with a lot of sag.

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#2 posted 09-18-2018 05:36 PM

That should work. I have purchased a few extension wings off of ebay, you just have to get lucky and find solid ones that don’t cost a fortune. I got lucky once and scored two wings for about $30 and then $50 for shipping.
More recently I put an ebay Craftsman wing on the right side of my Grizzly and it bolted right up, no drilling. (I have the G0651 and I substituted part of the MDF right extension for cast iron)

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#3 posted 09-18-2018 11:09 PM

Have you thought about installing a cast iron wing with a router table cut out like the benchdog or MLCS? It’s a pricey upgrade, but a good one if you have limited space. I was lucky with my 315 saw it had a solid cast iron wing on one side with a router mount and a stamped wing on the other that I replaced with the Benchdog, I now have 2 routers mounted on my saw. I’ve also seen where people filled in the webs of the standard CI wing with wood.

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#4 posted 09-23-2020 03:08 PM

Tedstor, did you ever find out if the 315 saw could accept a cast iron top from a 113?
Do the holes line up?

I was looking for the same answer and forgot that I had joined lumberjocks a while ago.
After a Google search, this post popped up.

Any feedback would be appreciated.

-- Scott

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