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Table Saw Switch Cover

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Project by barecycles posted 699 days ago 1775 views 6 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I know there have been a lot of these on LJ and after finding myself in a less than comfortable position at the table saw recently, I decided I needed a better way to quickly stop my saw. I wasn’t sure which approach to take until the latest ShopNotes arrived and what do you know, there’s a switch cover waiting for me to build.

Credit should go to Larry Poore from Issaquah, WA who submitted the tip to ShopNotes.

-- Sweeping up sawdust in Texas





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CessnaPilotBarry

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#1 posted 699 days ago

Always nice to have!

Sometimes, the best course of action is to stop the feed, hold tight, kill the saw, and wait for it to stop.

-- It's all good, if it's wood...

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DBoltz

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#2 posted 698 days ago

Nice safety upgrade. I’ve been thinking about one of these for a while. Probably not good to procrastinate on a project like this…

-- Dan, Virginia Beach

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Don W

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#3 posted 698 days ago

very good. Beats the constant swatting at the switch I typically do.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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chrisstef

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#4 posted 698 days ago

Very solid safety upgrade.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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cutmantom

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#5 posted 698 days ago

i was just thinking about making one today, on my to do list

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gforcegarcia

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#6 posted 696 days ago

I think I might build one or two.

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rdjack21

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#7 posted 695 days ago

Nice I’m going to have to add this to my list of things to do…

-- --- Richard Jackson

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rance

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#8 posted 695 days ago

These can be lifesavers. Nice job on yours.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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Dusty56

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#9 posted 421 days ago

Best thing I ever added to my saw ! Yours came out nicely.

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

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