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bcc101

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01-16-2021 07:09 PM

I have been gradually getting my Craftsman 113 298240 table saw in shape. Recently put in the In-Line link belt and would like to upgrade the fence.
I have looked at a few choices. Some require a bit of fitting and drilling. I just came across a Craftsman AccuRip and a few comments as to it’s quality. Just curious if anyone has any suggestions based on your experience.
Thanks
Bruce


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#1 posted 01-16-2021 07:42 PM

It would depend on if you are doing this for a user, or a looker? All Craftsman would assist in the looker category. That said I never ran across a Craftsman TS fence that was worth a fart. Even really low dollar add on fences are much superior in all things to do with long term accuracy. The way the Craftsman fences worked you could make one right, but they just didn’t seem to want to stay that way, so you were always adjusting.

I went toward Vega fences, many went with Biesemeyer , and there were a few others. Now there are a multitude of options. An online search for best table saw fence will dig up names not found in the top 3.

Today a lot of the young guns are using extruded aluminum rails to roll their own, or buy one pre-made, or parts from Very Super Cool tools The extruded rails are not just available from them. Kreg sells several designs over a few lengths long enough to work. 80/20 has been a long time favorite in sourcing all weights, and specs of aluminum extrusions. Most of those would require some dickering to make a block, that the rail attached to, and a rail set to run it all on, but if you Google images for Homemade TS fence, you will see quite a few of them. How accurate???? Like I said I am a Vega guy.

Overall upgrading the fence of any Sears TS is probably one of the biggest shares of $$$$ spent to make a tool better.

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#2 posted 01-16-2021 09:26 PM



I have been gradually getting my Craftsman 113 298240 table saw in shape. Recently put in the In-Line link belt and would like to upgrade the fence.
I have looked at a few choices. Some require a bit of fitting and drilling. I just came across a Craftsman AccuRip and a few comments as to it s quality. Just curious if anyone has any suggestions based on your experience.
Thanks
Bruce

- bcc101


I have the same saw and upgraded the fence with a Delta T2 fence. I had to re-drill the Delta fence rail mounting holes to line up with the table saw holes. The Delta fence has worked great and I can do glue line rip cuts with it. Did you get the InLine Industries PALS…..a very worthwhile investment for aligning the saw blade. I also got the InLine pulleys.

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laterthanuthink

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#3 posted 01-16-2021 09:42 PM

My craftsman is older than yours, circa 1962. I have the Vega U26 fence. It is amazing, you owe it to yourself to check it out. It bolted right up.

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#4 posted 01-17-2021 02:48 AM

I did get the pulleys along with the belt. I should have at the time but will order the PALS now.
Thank you for you opinion on the Craftsman fence. I will look into others. I have heard a bit about the T2 but to date have only seen the T3 for sale. Not sure if there is a difference but will look further.
Thanks again
Bruce

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