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New switch on the table saw

Woodworking Safety Day May 17, 2014

Woodworking Safety Day May 17, 2014

Big shout out to the MWA for taking on stewardship of Woodworking Safety Week. And thank you Marc Spagnolo for running it all these years!

I replaced the power switch on my table saw last night. It turned out to be more complicated than I thought, but still not very hard. The problem I was encountering was simply that the off setting wasn’t really engaging properly. That left the On switch feeling very touchy. On a couple of occasions I had to hit the off switch paddle a couple times to get the saw to turn off and stay off. And one time – I hit the off button, and after I left the area I bumped the table, and the saw turned back on! That was when I placed an order for a new switch. I found this one from Amazon Woodstock D4151

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Table Saw clean-up/fix-up

201404 Table Saw cleanup 1The table saw in my shop is a General International 50-075L185M1 (No, it’s not a saw stop, but that is on my radar now that I have grandkids starting to play in the shop with me). It’s a contractor style that I’ve built into a cabinet with a router table. Unfortunately, the base peice is a sheet of 3/4″ MDF braced with 2×4’s – which has started to delaminate after 6 years. This clean-up may result in a bigger project 🙂

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