|Forum topic by Don Broussard||posted 11-01-2012 02:47 AM||1066 views||0 times favorited||13 replies|
11-01-2012 02:47 AM
I purchased the Magswitch Workholding System Starter Kit (Item No. 152625) from the Woodcraft store in Mason, OH in September, 2012. I’ve used the device several times without incident. While using the featherboard earlier this week, I finished my cut on a pice of plywood on the table saw. Before I could reach across the path of the blade to turn off the saw (a Craftsman 113), the featherboard portion of the workholding system flew right past my face and hit the wall of my shop. Ten of the tabs on the featherboard sheared off, and the base was cracked in two. After regaining my composure after that near miss, I was disappointed that my new safety device almost sent me to the hospital. Of course, I was also disappointed that I now have a nice magnetic base that serves me no purpose.
BTW, the magnetic base did not move, so it was firmly secured to the cast iron table. It was mounted ahead of the blade and not within the blade’s edge. What did I do wrong?
Looks like I need to order another $17 or so part from Woodcraft . . .
UPDATE—I contacted Woodcraft about my incident with the Magswitch feather board. Even after having admitted that it was my fault, and offering to pay for the replacement part, Woodcraft shipped me a replacement part at no charge and without shipping charges. Just wanted to add to the good customer service stories about Woodcraft.
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