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rhett

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1549 days ago

I know you are supposed to, but I want honest answers. Do you unplug or cut off the power to your TS when you change the blade? Do you think you need to with a magnetic switch?

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nailbanger2

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#1 posted 1549 days ago

I don’t have a mag. switch, but I always unplug. Routers and SCMS, skilsaw, just about everything but drills.

-- Wish I were Norm's Nephew

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Sailor

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#2 posted 1549 days ago

.......No I don’t unplug my saw when I change the blade. I feel guilty.

Maybe this thread will convince my otherwise?

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 1549 days ago

No I don’t unplug

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Knothead62

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#4 posted 1549 days ago

I unplug any corded power tool when changing blades, bits, etc. I unplug everything when I’m not working in the shop. One of my plugs is operated from a switch where most of my drilling is done.

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noicing

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#5 posted 1549 days ago

Yes I always do. Even though I have to lay on the floor and reach under my out feed table to unplug. I am tempted not to, I have put my thumb into the blade and took a chunk out of it. Memories of the nurse at the hospital scrubbing the open wound helps motivate me to always unplug. Also recently when doing something away from the blade under my table saw (Delta Unisaw) my thumb inadvertently bumped the recessed on switch so that is another reason I always unplug.

Rick

-- Rick

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CharlieM1958

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#6 posted 1549 days ago

Guilty as charged.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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dmoney

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#7 posted 1549 days ago

No I don’t :(

-- Derek, Iowa

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BOB67CAM

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#8 posted 1549 days ago

i never unplug the TS mainly because the switch cant be “bumped” on, i do unplug the router because while fumbling it arout i could bump it on
side note on the TS theres alot of times when ill reach adjust hight and by habit grab the switch instead, i havent yet turned it on during the habit however in turn, now when im ready to turn it on it takes me an extra 30 seconds to revisit whether its safe to turn on and gives me time to doublecheck, even tho anyone seeing this “internal mind-battle of OCD” moment would wonder wth im doing..lol

-- if you dont have it, build it, especially when its a stupid idea

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Greedo

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#9 posted 1549 days ago

i don’t unplug the TS, jointer or bandsaw either!
partly because they have giant 3-phase 380v plugs that are difficult to remove, and mostly because im lazy.
but most of the time i do pusch the emergency stop button, so they can’t start.

i occaionally unplug the router, and always unplug angle grinders. my dad never does that even though he once cut 2 fingers off someones hand who was holding the blade when the grinder started by accident.

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Russ

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#10 posted 1549 days ago

I don’t unplug but have a on/off switch with a key to lock out the on. I always lock the switch.

-- Happiness is being covered in sawdust

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Woodwrecker

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#11 posted 1549 days ago

Some times yes, sometimes no.
Lazy dog who’s probably gonna pay someday.

-- Having fun...Eric

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gjd

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#12 posted 1549 days ago

I do. On my Craftsman the power cord to the motor isn’t hard wired to the switch, so I unplug it at the switch. Too convenient not to do it.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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dustbunny

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#13 posted 1549 days ago

I unplug the power tools when fiddling with them.
I did not do this until recently.
I was setting the angle of the TS blade with a magnetic bevel box,
I needed another 1/2 deg, when I reached for the adjustment handle,
my knuckle just barely brushed the green button, I mean barely,
and the saw kicked on. Needless to say the bevel box is in pieces, literally sawed to bits.
It scared me to think the button was this sensitive to power up.
It could happen anytime just leaning in to change the blade.
I like ten fingers….I unplug now…everything / every time !!

Lisa

-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~ http://quiltedwood.com

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bayspt

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#14 posted 1549 days ago

I dont on the table saw cause I have a paddle switch that has to be lifted to turn the saw on. dont at the drill press. dont at the lathe. everthing else yes.

-- Jimmy, Oklahoma "It's a dog-eat-dog world, and I'm wearing milkbone underwear!"

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mikedddd

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#15 posted 1549 days ago

I don’t on my table saw or router table as they both have paddle type switches, never thought of the drill press but no, everything else I unplug. I’m to clumsy not to.

-- Mike

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