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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.
Nov 27, 2008
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#1 posted 11-28-2008 03:08 AM
That’s a great idea. Better get it patented. lol
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#2 posted 11-28-2008 03:10 AM
Very nice. Thanks for posting.
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#3 posted 11-28-2008 09:40 AM
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 !
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#4 posted 11-28-2008 10:09 AM
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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#5 posted 11-28-2008 05:15 PM
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!
#6 posted 11-28-2008 11:37 PM
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.
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#7 posted 12-02-2008 08:05 AM
christopheralan, I’ve often wished for something like that.
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#8 posted 12-02-2008 11:45 AM
What a simple, but clever idea.
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#9 posted 01-09-2011 07:17 PM
Thanks for the link.
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#10 posted 01-09-2011 07:47 PM
That would be even more usefull with an on/off foot switch.Good idea for a small shop.
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#11 posted 01-09-2011 08:15 PM
It has a router kill switch on the side.
#12 posted 01-09-2011 08:17 PM
A foot switch allows both hands on the stock during start ups.
#13 posted 01-09-2011 08:53 PM
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.
#14 posted 01-09-2011 09:47 PM
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.
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