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Forum topic by karter56 posted 08-07-2014 01:40 AM 3440 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-07-2014 01:40 AM

Hello, all! New to the forum and just sharing. Picked up a used 113.299 saw last week off of Craigslist. Slight vibration with the machine was completely solved by installing a link belt. Replace the old rusted blade with an Irwin Marples 50T combo blade. If you haven’t checked out these blades they cut beautifully. Had to do quite a bit of resurfacing to the table and disassembled the whole unit to clean it up as it had been in a young lady’s crawl space for about 4 years since her father passed. Here’s a before and after and completion of my first project with the saw, a two pane, soundproof studio window.

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#1 posted 08-07-2014 02:03 AM

Looks great, well done. Both the saw and the first project.

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#2 posted 08-07-2014 02:21 AM

A fine project….
From a fine rehab….
Of a fine saw!!!

Glad you found LumberJocks….
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#3 posted 08-07-2014 02:50 AM

Good score on the old Crapsman saw….I have one just like it (well, not anymore..mine is different now)...I bought mine new in 1985, and a few years ago I completely re-worked it…If you want to see how you can make your saw even better, go to my blog, and read the story “A New Look For an Old Workhorse”...Those were good saws in their days, and with with a little TLC, can still get the job done….Now I just use it to cut rabbits and dados, and have it backed up to my Unisaw w/ an outfeed table between them to take care of both saws….You can see that also in my workshop photos…Go to My Workshop….

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#4 posted 08-07-2014 03:08 AM

Great job. Looks like a good user. I just installed a link belt on my jointer. Huge difference. Should have done it years ago.

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#5 posted 08-10-2014 07:26 PM

Well, Rick, I took a page from your book and built a mobile base for my saw. Didn’t go with cabinet grade plywood but it is very stable and now rolls around the garage with ease. Great design on the casters. I made a torsion box at the bottom and built the frame out of 2X4’s. Had a sheet of 1/2” plywood at the house and a bunch of old 3/4” maple shelves. Used the old shelves to make the structure of the torsion box and to make the drawer. Made a rear closeout panel out of some MDF I had laying around. No more spending an hour cleaning up after a project! Thanks for the inspiration.

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#6 posted 08-10-2014 07:34 PM

There you go…...Now you’re mobile, and esy to move the saw around about anywhere you want it…..You never know… might get inspired one day to carry it a little farther….You’ll like that better than having it on the old legs taking up room that is needed…...Glad I could inspire you a little…..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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#7 posted 08-10-2014 09:34 PM

Glad to see you doing a resto on some older equipment. Some of the earlier Emerson machines were pretty darned good stuff.
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#8 posted 08-11-2014 02:18 AM

I also have the same saw! I think it has a 1.5 horse motor on it.
I replace the fence and rail with the accusquare system years ago and built a complete work station around mine.
I also made a crosscut and a miter sled which really improves the accuracy.
I don’t remember when I bought it, but I think it was back in the early 80’s. It really has been a good say, I just think it’s time to get another new one. I have been looking into the Grizzly 1023RLW’s and have heard very good reviews about them.
Hope it serves you well!

-- Steve: Franklin, WI

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