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Need help with my Craftsman 113 table saw.

Hello, I'm very new to this forum and have been woodworking for about 3 years now. One of my first big purchases was a cast iron Craftsman 113 table saw. It's been the heart of my shop and a real pleasure to use. I've been ugrading it lately, added 32" rails and an Align-a-rip fence. Upgraded the 1 HP motor to 1.5 HP as well installed some Microjig spitters for the lack of a riving knife.

Here's my issue: I purchased a 8" Freud dado stack and I can not fit the whole stack on the arbour. I'm unable to do 3/4" dado's or rabbets, which is what I intended to use it for...

Is there a replacement arbour that I can install to take the whole stack?

Any input would be greatly appreciated.
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New tablesaw?

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Hello, I'm very new to this forum and have been woodworking for about 3 years now. One of my first big purchases was a cast iron Craftsman 113 table saw. It's been the heart of my shop and a real pleasure to use. I've been ugrading it lately, added 32" rails and an Align-a-rip fence. Upgraded the 1 HP motor to 1.5 HP as well installed some Microjig spitters for the lack of a riving knife.



Here's my issue: I purchased a 8" Freud dado stack and I can not fit the whole stack on the arbour. I'm unable to do 3/4" dado's or rabbets, which is what I intended to use it for...



Is there a replacement arbour that I can install to take the whole stack?



Any input would be greatly appreciated.

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You could run the pics though twice . Take 3\8 the inch each pass and reverse the board and recut. This would give you 3\4 cut. Certainly not ideal. As the axel that carries the blade is carried by a trunion, you might get the axle out and see if Craftsman offers a longer Axel. If not , you might take it to a machine shop and have another axle made but longer length. This is major undertaking to say the least. Several other issues need to be considered also. Overall engineering needs to be evaluated to prevent unintended consequences. You certainly want to make sure what ever fix is made can withstand 3500 Tom and would not let go of the blade or dark set. Be safe. Tom

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You could use thinner washers to give you more space. You could probably also find an adjustable dado blade that would fit.
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In my opinion, the easy answer is run the board through twice. Even if you could find a longer Axel, I think it would be expensive and a lot of work to switch... and is that saw built for that? Is there room under the table...?

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Remove to inside washer!

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Hello, I'm very new to this forum and have been woodworking for about 3 years now. One of my first big purchases was a cast iron Craftsman 113 table saw. It's been the heart of my shop and a real pleasure to use. I've been ugrading it lately, added 32" rails and an Align-a-rip fence. Upgraded the 1 HP motor to 1.5 HP as well installed some Microjig spitters for the lack of a riving knife.

Here's my issue: I purchased a 8" Freud dado stack and I can not fit the whole stack on the arbour. I'm unable to do 3/4" dado's or rabbets, which is what I intended to use it for...

Is there a replacement arbour that I can install to take the whole stack?


Any input would be greatly appreciated.
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Don't even think of getting a different arbor.
A full dado stack is 13/16" if I call correctly. Removing the inside support washer will allow you that full width. You want about 1 1/2" threads visible on the nut end of the arbor when it"s all snugged down. I've been doin' this for 40 years.

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The washers on saws is made thick and large to support a single blade for accuracy. The dado set is normally smaller in diameter and has all the chippers to support it. On saws without enough shaft I have used just plain washers for dado sets and I can't say I noticed any difference in the performance.
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You could use thinner washers to give you more space. You could probably also find an adjustable dado blade that would fit.
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I have one of the Craftsman "wobble" dado cutters and it will fit and cut full width. It makes a decent cut. Just noisy and makes a lot of vibration.


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