1977 12" Craftsman Table Saw

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Forum topic by dcwoodwerker posted 04-13-2017 07:56 AM 1062 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-13-2017 07:56 AM

I recently was given a 12” Craftsman table saw from my boss and I fired it up the other day! It’s running very well and smooth and I’ve been watching a few videos on you tube about properly aligning the saw and making sure that it’s square and accurate… I also just joined the site after reading several posts on the forum! So far so good but I would like some advice about wether or not to make a new table for the saw instead of using the factory stand? I have cleaned up the rusted top and I will post a video soon about what I found to be the absolute best method I found when removing the rust and scale from the cast iron top.. of course I will post a link! I will post pics of the saw later in the week as I have yet to see to many members that have a 12 inch saw as compared to a 10 inch saw… (Model number is 113.299)

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#1 posted 04-13-2017 01:02 PM

2 best recommendations;
Kelly Mehler's Table Saw book Great resource and tons of great info about table saws

Woodpeckers Saw Gauge No not cheap, occasionally found on sale in amazon, which was where I saw a deal that made it worthwhile to me, but I can honestly recommend it because it is super quick and easy to use, and makes it simple to just pull out and check set ups.

The stand is purely objective, I’m considering it for my contractor saw because of some storage needs but will only do it with the casters that flip up so that the case work is firmly seated, which i think is one of the larger challenges of building the new stand.

-- I've decided 1 mistake is really 2 opportunities to learn.. learn how to fix it... and learn how to not repeat it

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#2 posted 04-13-2017 01:05 PM

I think it’s just the added mobility and utility of blade storage etc that folks build their own bases. It also aids in dust collection if you enclose that area of the saw.

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