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Project by Routerisstillmyname posted 2051 days ago 4091 views 18 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Extremely handy and gets a lot of use. I use longer blades for thicker stock. And blade change is a breeze from the top.

-- Router è ancora il mio nome.





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jockmike2

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#1 posted 2051 days ago

That’s a great idea. Better get it patented. lol

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Ampeater

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#2 posted 2051 days ago

Very nice. Thanks for posting.

-- "A goal without a plan is a wish."

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#3 posted 2051 days ago

Oh sure …now that I bought a band saw and a scroll saw and a table saw , YOU have to come out with this great invention !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Chris Cunanan

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#4 posted 2051 days ago

how does it hold up with resawing and vibration with no top support for the blade? i guess of course that depends on your jig saw too, this probably won’t work too well with a B&D pos lol

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christopheralan

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#5 posted 2051 days ago

I had a work table that had a cut out for a router, jig saw and circ. saw. I got it in Japan. It worked great for the jig and router, but not good for the circ saw.

Nice job, but be careful. It can be kinda tricky using that. Mine got a little wild a few times, but I still have ten fingers!

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Routerisstillmyname

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#6 posted 2050 days ago

Thank you all.

It works just fine, I’ve been using it over a year now. If you’ll notice in the first pic, The blade slips/cuts through a zero clearance and not a hole Hence the blade is much more secure and much less vibrations and drift. Also, you have to use the correct saw blades. As in UC or DC teeth which Bosch makes.
Of course, this will never be able to do super accurate cuts (do to the nature of the scroll saw) but it has been indispensable in doing quick operations.

-- Router è ancora il mio nome.

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ZachM

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#7 posted 2047 days ago

christopheralan, I’ve often wished for something like that.

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#8 posted 2047 days ago

What a simple, but clever idea.

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lew

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#9 posted 1279 days ago

“Router”

Thanks for the link.

Lew

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#10 posted 1279 days ago

That would be even more usefull with an on/off foot switch.
Good idea for a small shop.

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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Routerisstillmyname

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#11 posted 1279 days ago

It has a router kill switch on the side.

-- Router è ancora il mio nome.

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Bob #2

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#12 posted 1279 days ago

A foot switch allows both hands on the stock during start ups.

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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Routerisstillmyname

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#13 posted 1278 days ago

Ah, but there’s a reason that table saws or router tables or any stationary power tool that I know of don’t come with foot-switch since they were invented.

-- Router è ancora il mio nome.

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Bob #2

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#14 posted 1278 days ago

Yes there is but I’m not one of “them”.;-)

There is an after market foot switch available at most full service woodstores.
FWIW, they are standard on most sewing machines.
Not sure that putting one on a tablesaw is wise but scroll saws, routers,drum sanders and your jigsaw retrofit seems more of a safety addition.

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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