Craftsman Tablesaw Modifications
My trusty old Craftsman tablesaw seems to have less and less Sears
components in it as the years go by. I replaced the blade with a
Forrest Woodworker II. The right wing got replaced by a custom made
router table. The piece-of-junk fence got replaced with an Incra
router fence that also doubles as tablesaw fence. I wired a couple of
4-outlet boxes onto the side of the thing to power a variety of tools.
I added a dust collection bag. Most recently, I built a folding
outfeed table that attaches to the back of the saw.
Is is a "fine cabinet saw"? No. But with limited space and some
ingenuity, I manage to do a fair bit of useful woodworking with it.
At the end of the day, a tablesaw needs a good flat top surface, a
sharp blade, and an excellent fence. This lowly Craftsman
now has all three and has given me hours of happy sawdust