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Project by kiefer posted 02-13-2016 01:29 AM 2546 views 11 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A week ago SERGE/Bricofleur posted a hold down that I thought was a handy device .
Thanks for the inspiration Serge !
Well this is my version which is different in several ways .
I used wooden springs with sandpaper pads to hold the material being cut on both sides of the saw blade and also added asub base on both sides of the blade temporarily screwed to the sled base I also designed a quick release for the bolt that attaches the hold down lever to the sled .(pic 4 and 5 ) it’s made from a little piece of old dowel saw blade and it engages in the bolt thread and eliminates the wing nut making it easier to install or remove the lever and no loose parts .
Here is a little video which explains it better then words could here . a new video with the update
Thanks for stopping by and let me know what you think .


-- Kiefer

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#1 posted 02-13-2016 01:43 AM

Serge has been an idea generator and we add our personal touches to it. Kllaus you are also someone who generates thoughts into projects and you often don’t stop as you see ways to improve what you have done.

Looks like a win on top of a win!

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#2 posted 02-13-2016 01:46 AM

Doc said it perfectly. Look forward to seeing the video. Great job buddy

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#3 posted 02-13-2016 01:53 AM

Klaus, this is a good little idea you have here. Took me a minute to figure it out, but I see now how it attaches to the fence. With that jig you can really cut some small pieces. Will wait for the video patiently.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#4 posted 02-13-2016 02:03 AM

A great safety jig. Thanks for sharing the ideas.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#5 posted 02-13-2016 02:09 AM

You both are very creative,good work.

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#6 posted 02-13-2016 02:16 AM

Another small step for mankind :) Good thinking!

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#7 posted 02-13-2016 04:11 AM

Great idea, man I just got a cross cut sled made now it needs an upgrade? ROFL

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#8 posted 02-13-2016 04:57 AM

Klaus, you never fail to impress me!

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#9 posted 02-13-2016 05:10 AM

Klaus, I shared your video on Facebook and Google Plus so that more people can see it.

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#10 posted 02-13-2016 06:13 AM

Klaus, after watching the video, it became apparent to me, this is something that has bugged me for quite awhile. I have made a couple hold downs but always had some type of jig knob or wing nut on it that has to be twisted up and down to hold it tight. That’s to much time when you’re cutting 100 small pieces. I will be making one of these as soon as I finish a couple projects, if not sooner.
Must be the clean air up there that gives you with all these great ideas.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#11 posted 02-13-2016 07:46 AM

Clever idea. I liked seeing your video. Like so many other Europeans I don’t have a sled on my saw but I’m going to think about combining your idea with a sliding table. Thanks for sharing.


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#12 posted 02-13-2016 03:06 PM

Great improvement Klaus ! I love the shape (I recognize your artistic touch) as well as the clever wooden springs very much.
One question : Do you have to hold down on your down pressure while cutting since I expect the sandpaper lined wooden springs to push the stock closer and closer to the blade when pressed down and may cause some kind of binding against the blade ?
I will certainly give your spring design a try. Thanks.



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#13 posted 02-13-2016 03:32 PM

NEAT! Wish I had your creativity and skill. Thanks for sharing.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#14 posted 02-13-2016 03:49 PM

We are all beneficiaries of yours and Serge’s genius problem solving! Thanks for sharing another genius idea!

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#15 posted 02-13-2016 03:51 PM

Thanks all for your comments .
I have not noticed any movement so far but I will pay attention to that .

-- Kiefer

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