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Forum topic by Michael posted 03-30-2018 02:08 PM 1741 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Michael

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03-30-2018 02:08 PM

Hey Everyone!

I recently made this post where I bought a neglected & rusted table saw and restore it for a good profit. It was the third time I bought a table saw and turned it around into a profit. The Ridgid saw was the best saw thus far, the other two being Craftsman 113 model saws with cast iron tops.

Yesterday I picked up a Craftsman 315 model saw. Pictures here:

I picked this saw up for $60. The sawdust it was covered in STUNK. I blew it out and took some engine de-greaser and mineral spirits to the top and it polished up nicely. I figured I can turn this saw into $200-$250.

However, I’m really intrigued about the router attachment wing on this saw. I like the idea of saving space in my shop by containing my router and saw to one station.

Does anyone have any experience with this extension?

Thanks!


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uptoolateman

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#1 posted 03-30-2018 03:17 PM

Ya I have a lot of experience with this saw and the router wing. This has been a pretty good saw for me and I have done a lot of upgrades over the last year. The cast iron router wing has bolt patterns that do not line up with any routers currently in production that I have seen. I did re drill the router wing for a Bosch 1617 without issue and more recently I made a custom aluminum adapter plat that is attached underneath the wing using the original 4 bolt pattern and the plate has the bolt pattern for my Bosch 1618 plunge base that I installed a Router Raizer to. I think the adapter plate is probably the best option for many of the newer routers out there due to the limited size of the cast iron mounting pads on the under side of the cast iron wing. I went on the router technologies website and printed out a lot of the router base plate bolt patterns trying to figure out what would or wouldn’t work.

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Michael

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#2 posted 03-30-2018 04:18 PM

Thanks, I was thinking I could look to see what router would fit the saw. However I think I’m just going to sell it. The fence is alright, but I think if I keep it all together I can get $200-$250 for it. Considering it came with a Diablo combo blade which I swapped out for an older blade of mine is a pretty good turnaround.

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