no more plastic table saw paddle

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Project by Routerisstillmyname posted 10-07-2016 11:21 PM 1366 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well got tired of replacing these brittle paddles starting to cost more than the saw throughout the years. not so quick 20 minute project (thx to trying to dodge the mosquitoes ) with leftover piece of ply took care of this. i will never again buy one of those useless plastic paddles.

Since the original eyesore plywood paddle worked out so good and I will never again be buying any plastic paddles,I decided it was time to upgrade to a more permanent easy on the eye replacement.
scrap bin pine and little stain and that’s that.

-- Router è ancora il mio nome.

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#1 posted 10-08-2016 01:13 AM

Problem solved, nice work!

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

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#2 posted 10-08-2016 01:37 PM

nice fix, increased safety too.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#3 posted 10-08-2016 03:42 PM

How were those paddles breaking? Nice solution.

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#4 posted 10-08-2016 04:12 PM

they break with just normal insert/ hook corner which is the weak point on these. there is no reinforcement in the back of those. THX Y’aLL.

-- Router è ancora il mio nome.

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#5 posted 10-08-2016 08:39 PM

What did we ever do with out bailing wire, chewing gum and “Tie Wraps” ?? Great use of ‘stuff’ on hand.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#6 posted 10-08-2016 10:59 PM

Back in the days of my youth, I wouldn’t have been caught dead using plywood let alone tie wraps even in my quick projects but now…there’s no rules against eyesore .I even use wood screws now. :-)

-- Router è ancora il mio nome.

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#7 posted 10-09-2016 04:29 AM

Well done, great idea and just might be the last time you replace this item

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#8 posted 10-09-2016 01:32 PM

this is a very good idea …..... works better then original ….......GREAT JOB

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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