Craftsman table saw fence upgrade 12 inch @ Coffee and Tools Episode 178

Craftsman table saw fence upgrade 12 inch @ Coffee and Tools Episode 178

Re-building the old Craftsman 12 inch table saw, this fence job came up and a some questions about HOW to do that gave me an idea for this video. Other topics on this channel include: wood projects, tools, tool repairs, custom jigs, basic wood shop work, wood tools, 3D printers, RV repairs, car repairs, custom work

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  1. Black Sheep Aviation on October 20, 2023 at 10:04 pm

    Recently discovered your channel I enjoy it immensely. I just acquired an older craftsman like that not sure if it’s a 10 or 12. But it’s missing the fence so you have any recommendations as to a place to purchase a good quality one?

  2. Seymour Wrasse on October 20, 2023 at 10:07 pm

    anyone not able to figure out how to mount these two boards to the fence shouldn’t be allowed to use sharp implements

  3. Danny Compton on October 20, 2023 at 10:13 pm

    I have a 113. I have already done the top. It was inherited from my father. It was in good shape, but had some surface rust on the top. I have a good blade, added wheels, and looking to do some dust collection, a link belt, and a delta T3 fence. If the link belt does not solve the vibs I will likely buy some billet pulleys I may just do that and get the link belt at the same time. Also, I have a sheet of phenolic coated baltic birch plywood. I may make some throat plates for that and install the microjig splitter. Should be a great saw when I’m done.

  4. Drew Borgholthaus on October 20, 2023 at 10:14 pm

    How do you like that older craftsman model and is it easy enough to find parts for it? I’m thinking of buying a second table saw and these are on Facebook for a good price, I’m just wondering if something goes out how hard it is to get a replacement part.

  5. Frank Herring on October 20, 2023 at 10:15 pm

    Great job. You also demonstrated the best way to make the fence work by holding pressure toward the rear of the saw. I keep wax on my rails and fence to make it move freely. I have been thinking of making a new head for my fence; a t-square type and would retain the main part of the fence, that way it will clamp to the front rail and still have the clamp in the back. Be the best of both types.

  6. Greg & Maggie Lipscomb on October 20, 2023 at 10:17 pm

    T/Y I will add this to my upgrade list on this new saw build.

  7. G Rapids on October 20, 2023 at 10:22 pm

    Good info, thank you

  8. Tucker November on October 20, 2023 at 10:27 pm

    Thanks for this! I have an old craftsman copy and didn’t know those top bolts were for adjusting the fence right left slop

  9. Michael Walz on October 20, 2023 at 10:29 pm

    Thank you for your insight and innovation. Your Craftsman fence has a push down handle to lock the fence in place. Where did you get the parts.

  10. Mark Jones on October 20, 2023 at 10:29 pm

    You are absolutely incredible sir. You just saved me from buying a new fence for my Craftsman contractor saw with cast iron extensions that I absolutely love. Havent decided if aluminum strips would be too heavy or if I should go with maybe PVC board. But this is wisdom that only wise men share and I greatly appreciate it. You just gained an extremely happy subscriber!

  11. Red_head roofing in July on October 20, 2023 at 10:30 pm

    I have an old 10” from
    The early 80s my grandad put a massive motor on. But for the line of me I can’t find the Guard or riving knife he was a profession wood worker but come on man

  12. Chatchie007 on October 20, 2023 at 10:34 pm

    So what model is the new fence? Mine has the original screw handle style from the beginning of the video.

  13. E. C WorkShop on October 20, 2023 at 10:39 pm

    Where u get the fence like that ?

  14. Steve Rugg on October 20, 2023 at 10:41 pm

    Coffee and Craftsman like mine, had to subscribe your obviously an experienced craftsman.

  15. 1adam12 on October 20, 2023 at 10:42 pm

    Looks good. I’m about finished rebuilding a 10" Craftsman 113 table saw from 1980. I was going to run bolts through the holes and sandwich the boards together. This video changed my mind. I just finished this upgrade tonight and it looks/works good. Thanks

  16. Robin Crofoot on October 20, 2023 at 10:43 pm

    nice job

  17. Darlene Carroll on October 20, 2023 at 10:43 pm

    I have this does not have a fence and/or a kick back saftey…do you have ideas on building a fence ? And purchase something for kick back..newbie all the way

  18. Billy Jay on October 20, 2023 at 10:45 pm

    Sorry about your loss.but you have your mashed to escape to. And we your audience respect that.dtay safe.

  19. RedShirt MGGA on October 20, 2023 at 10:47 pm

    Thank you for this information. I’ll make good use of it. I’m sorry for your loss.

  20. woodensurfer on October 20, 2023 at 10:52 pm

    I like the old craftsman fence, the type that pinches on both ends of the table. It is better for operations where the fence is solidly anchored near the blade. Newer fences are better in wider rip cuts, but I want a secondary saw for operations near the blade where fence is very secure.

  21. Dan and Melissa Savitske on October 20, 2023 at 10:53 pm

    Thank you!
    I wanted to upgrade the same fence and drew a blank on how to attach without glue. I plan to use HDPE. Thanks again

  22. Gene LeGate on October 20, 2023 at 10:56 pm

    Recently found, and subscribed, to your channel. Have found some very useful information thus far that I plan to put into use on my woodworking equipment. Sorry to hear of your family issue 🙏

  23. Zavrl Lavigne on October 20, 2023 at 10:58 pm

    I work at a bathroom stall company and they have scrap cutoffs of polyethylene that they let us have. I’m gonna have to make one of these for my table saw

  24. Woodmaster Pete on October 20, 2023 at 11:01 pm

    Family first always! I have three 113 series craftsman saws. workhorses. I use them so I can eat…lol. Everyday I crank them up and a couple other tablesaws too. They last forever I guess. My shop is old like me and has some holes in the sheet metal roof as it was used before I got it so when it rains I have rust to take care of but waxing the tops help. I like the upgraded fence idea, I just screwed an auxiliary thru those holes but what I use them for I seldom move the fence, except for maintenance. .