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Forum topic by pollock posted 03-19-2010 04:49 PM 1344 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-19-2010 04:49 PM

Fellow woodworkers,
Does anyone have a design for a stop switch bar for a table saw? The Grizzly G0691 has the stop switch mounted to the left side and sometimes it is out of the reach. Cannot relocate the switch so if the is a bar that could be mounted to the right, you could just knee it with a bar and it would be much safer.

-- Dean,Tulsa,Oklahoma

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#1 posted 03-19-2010 06:19 PM

I have seen a bunch of designs posted here on LJ … one I seem to recall used a hinge mounted to the underside of the fence rail with a wooden paddle affixed to it. The paddle had a dowel or block of wood that, when the paddle was pressed, would push in the saw’s Stop button.

I busted the switch off on my Jet last year, so I ordered a switch with a big red Stop paddle (from Grizzly) and mounted it to the underside of my fence rail. It is easy to find and is much better (and AFAICT, safer) than the factory switch that came with the saw.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#2 posted 03-20-2010 02:11 AM

I agree with thedane. Easiest way to do it.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 04-01-2010 12:05 PM

I get mine from MLCS. Nice big red paddle. Easy to install.

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#4 posted 04-01-2010 05:45 PM

The paddle is not the problem. The switch is to far to the left. What is was wanting was a plan for a bar that would go from the switch to the right so it could be shutoff while you are over the blade.

-- Dean,Tulsa,Oklahoma

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