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Missing Craftsman Table Saw Rip Fence Shoe

I got a crappy 10" Craftsman Table Saw, it looks good except the fence is, as usual, not great! Mine is missing a plastic part that is supposed to keep the fence square. The saw is model#113.298051

I understand the best solution is to buy an aftermarket fence, and I'll probably end up doing that, but I don't mind doing an experiment.

The pad is missing from the fence part#62532. It seems like all the used fences of this type are also missing this part, if you can see a photo of the bottom side on ebay.

I found a picture of an intact fence, scaled the measurements from the photo and I am in process of fabricating one of out nylon rod. This is purely for entertainment and education. Seems like if I had a good photo of an original part from a few angles it could be 3d-printed as well.

Anyone got an original fence that has the pad that could send a couple hi-res photos?
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Have you tried ordering the part from Craftsman?

It depends upon what fence that you have if it a good fence or poor. There are several Craftsman fences that are quite good.

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post #3 of 11 Old 12-02-2015, 06:58 AM
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you mentioned ebay ...

There are a zillion Craftsman fences on ebay. Why not just get one that works for now and repair your later? I had a vintage Craftsman 10" saw with a geared fence like on ebay. Then I graduated to a twist lock type, as on ebay when I bought a new saw. Neither of them them were truly great fences, but I managed with them for years. I may still have the twist locks somewhere in storage. If that's your fence, I will look at the bottom to see what you are referring to.

The answer to your question will only be as detailed and specific as the question is detailed and specific. Good questions also include a sketch or a photo that illustrates your issue. (:< D)
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There are a zillion Craftsman fences on ebay. Why not just get one that works for now and repair your later? I had a vintage Craftsman 10" saw with a geared fence like on ebay. Then I graduated to a twist lock type, as on ebay when I bought a new saw. Neither of them them were truly great fences, but I managed with them for years. I may still have the twist locks somewhere in storage. If that's your fence, I will look at the bottom to see what you are referring to.
Twist lock type. If you look up p/n 113.298051 on searspartsdirect dot com and check the fence assembly 62773, item 17 is the pad the OP is referring to. It's a nylon pad on the end of the metal spring that rides along the fence rail. No longer available.

Something suitable could probably be fabricated from a small block of nylon if one was clever.

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Ebay, etc

Thanks for the replies!

My saw has the twist lock type fence. It appears I could install the geared fence and rail on there, but they prices on ebay are pretty high compared to what I paid for the whole saw. I almost got a complete saw with table extensions etc, without a motor on craigslist but that didn't work out for some reason.
I'll keep looking.

The twist-lock fences I have seen on ebay are missing the same piece!

Unfortunately as stated, Craftsman has discontinued this part. It was used on quite a few different models.

Here is what it looks like, and what I used for my reference. Its 1 inch by 1/2 inch and I have "carved" my nylon to that size. I just need to drill out the center to fit onto the spring. Fun adventure anyway.

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Some good photos of this one -

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sears-Crafts...wAAOSwys5WVpJd

I sold mine for $50 with the rails a year ago, after upgrading to a Vega fence.

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Success!

After a bunch of work sanding the nylon piece, drilling out the center to fit over the spring, and resizing with a hacksaw, it seems to work!

I have enough stock left over to make a bunch of these. A CNC would be ideal to reproduce the process. I think the nylon is a good material. Perhaps another option would be a 3d printed part, but I am not sure if the stock would be a good fit.

I need to go clean all the parts on the saw next.

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looks great!

Probably better than the original.
I had the same fence and did something similar. I can't remember but maybe something on the tabs that rides on the front side as well?

The answer to your question will only be as detailed and specific as the question is detailed and specific. Good questions also include a sketch or a photo that illustrates your issue. (:< D)
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Fence guides

It seems like something might make the fence slide more easily. I was just going to wax the angle iron along with the table.
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Hi


I have the same part missing from my saw and I was wondering where would be a good place to get some nylon in-order to make a new one?
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McMaster Carr.

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