|Forum topic by ldl||posted 02-26-2012 01:54 PM||4552 views||1 time favorited||6 replies|
02-26-2012 01:54 PM
After posting this project on a prop for my Dewalt SS arm (http://lumberjocks.com/projects/60970) I was informed by Godofbiscuits of a diff support for the arm. On looking at it and also seeing it on Steve Goods link I decided to build my own. I used a 10g x 1 1/2 x approx 18” piece of sheet metal and drilled and slotted it for the support. I believe a 1” wide piece of metal would have been sufficient but the sheet metal was given to me so I used it like it was. I like free. The only diff is Steve used the top bolt on front of arm and I mistakenly used the bottom but it makes no diff that I can tell. For the slot I drilled 4 holes close together and took my dremel tool and ground out the middle. The spring I bought had two in a pack and I found was a little week so I had to use both of them. I will go back later and get a stronger spring so as to use only one. Cost to me was $3 for the springs and $4 for the longer bolts, washers and lock nuts.
I used the saw this weekend and the support made all the difference in the world in the operation of the saw. I no longer had to put the prop I made under the arm each time I changed the blade to a new hole. I just raised it up and it stayed. I then changed the blade and reached up and easily one brought it back down.
I agree with Godofbiscuits that it should be standard equip on the Dewalt saw. If you have a Dewalt 788 or similar saw this is a most needed modification IMHO.
This is the link to Steve Goods video. You have to go to bottom of the site to see the video. http://scrollsawworkshop.blogspot.com/2010/10/jim-dandy-products-easy-lift-and.html
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