13 Comments

  1. Balew 60 on September 26, 2023 at 8:32 pm

    What is the other router bit you used to put a "ledge" on the insert so it would fit in the saw even though it is 3/4 stock?



  2. pcdreams1 on September 26, 2023 at 8:40 pm

    what are the tiny screws you’re putting in on each end? Are the holes threaded? and are you using the ones from the original plate, or are these screws common enough to find somewhere?



  3. Josh Layfield on September 26, 2023 at 8:45 pm

    I have that tablesaw, and installed a Delta t-36 fence/guide rails. They’re a bit expensive can be found for cheap. I love it



  4. Jerry Richards on September 26, 2023 at 8:45 pm

    Dose anyone know who makes the plates for the craftsman that came out several years ago.
    The ones that are square with smaller square angles at the ends ?



  5. Duncan Street on September 26, 2023 at 8:46 pm

    Tim, when bringing up the blade to create the cut out you could just bring your fence over the plate to hold it down. Have a bit of a sacrificial fence on it alo you could com right up to your blade for a cleaner cut. Nicely done plates.



  6. Howard Swing on September 26, 2023 at 8:54 pm

    BORING



  7. Woodmaster Pete on September 26, 2023 at 8:54 pm

    Tim that is some nice ideas. I have three table saws like that one(113 series) and do not use any leveling screws nor hold down screws. They have been in use daily in my mold making shop for years. if you loosen the insert just slightly, a drop of hot melt will work to level the insert. If you mess one up scrap it off and do it again. No finger holes either, just use a small hook in the saw kerf. Those old saws are great, once you refurbish that rip fence, it becomes accurate to 1/32 and holds true. I do maintenance about every three or four months because any wrong setting will cause me to lose money. I also use a ridgid 2424 that must be made by emerson too as they are so alike as to change crosscut sleds.



  8. helmuttdvm on September 26, 2023 at 8:57 pm

    I need to make some for my dad’s vintage Craftsman 113 saw. Thanks for the ideas!



  9. Dan L. on September 26, 2023 at 8:59 pm

    I don’t understand why you can’t add splitter to your insert.
    Instead of changing to smaller blade to cut slot I just put factory insert in when I have wood insert stuck to it. And why didn’t you use your router to cut the end instead of dado blade?
    Woodmaster Pete’s idea of using hot glue works great.



  10. woodensurfer on September 26, 2023 at 9:02 pm

    Thank You

    When you do the rabbeting, if you will make sure that the edges are of the correct thickness, then you will not need the set screws, IMO.



  11. Anthony Wychock on September 26, 2023 at 9:05 pm

    I have found that laminate flooring works best



  12. richard cranium on September 26, 2023 at 9:07 pm

    no hod down in the back ???



  13. Bud Lloyd on September 26, 2023 at 9:08 pm

    I didn’t even think about using a smaller blade to start the kerf! I don’t have a 9" but I’d assume I could use a single dado blade, thanks for the idea! subscribing now lol