|Project by rmac||posted 10-09-2011 04:42 AM||4304 views||3 times favorited||10 comments|
I’ve been meaning to make this thing ever since I got my table saw about three years ago. There’s a little pin on the back of the vertical piece that rides against the saw’s tiny stop button. So, by kicking the paddle with my knee, I can turn off the saw without having to look or fumble around for the little button. I figure it will be lots more convenient than the way it was, and that it might even save my bacon someday if I need to turn the saw off quickly while both hands are busy trying to keep a workpiece under control.
I didn’t want to drill holes in my saw to mount the paddle, so I just stuck it on the cabinet with some 3M mounting tape. If the tape holds, I’m in business. If it doesn’t, then I’ll break down and drill a couple of holes for some bolts.
Made from scraps of poplar and 1/4” plywood. Tastefully finished with latex paint.
-- My table saw laughs at hot dogs. http://thesorteddetails.blogspot.com/