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Forum topic by JustJoe posted 05-13-2013 02:18 PM 779 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-13-2013 02:18 PM

I’ve had these sitting in a ziplock for so many years the ziplock is starting to disintegrate. They’ve always been kept with the pile of router stuff so I assumed they went with something routerish but I forgot what. They might go with a Bosch 1617, some old Craftsman routers, craftsman dovetail jigs, other dovetail jigs, a jessem lift, lettering kits, circle jigs, maybe an old table??? I’m ready to toss them but thought I’d give it one last shot at identification.

The red bars are 7” long. The white thing bothers me the most – it looks too familiar. It is just over 1” long. The black piece of plastic tube is about 7/8” diameter and there are 10 little set screws (I dropped one under the table). They might all go to the same thing, they might not. I just don’t know. Any clues?
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Joe

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#1 posted 05-13-2013 02:34 PM

It is not from the Bosch 1617.

The white thing is a pivot pin…use it as an anchor in your router plate to gently introduce the piece into the bit when working free hand…it helps prevent the board from flying across the room when you take larger passes.

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#2 posted 05-13-2013 02:35 PM

You can hang your rake or hat on that red thing.

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#3 posted 05-13-2013 02:46 PM

Thanks Jay – I thought I’d had this bag of parts before I got the Bosch, but wasn’t sure.

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#4 posted 05-13-2013 02:53 PM

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#5 posted 05-13-2013 03:23 PM

Those red brackets look just like the shipping supports that come with a delta unisaw when delivered.

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#6 posted 05-13-2013 03:51 PM

Well the plot thickens – Loren you’re right too. I don’t have the phenolic top lift, I’ve got an all-metal version of the Jessem and the white post threads right where it’s supposed to on that plate (thanks again Jay). I’d wondered in the past why it had a threaded hole there, but no place to put a pivot pin. I don’t know why it was too hard to say 1 + 1 = 2. And the 10 little set screws go in the plate to level it. The plate came installed on the Jet cabinet saw that I bought at an estate sale. The opening had been routed out perfectly and didn’t need leveling so the previous owner must have just thrown them in a bag. The red brackets may have been leftover from when he assembled the cabinet saw – if Unisaw has shipping supports, no reason Jet can’t. It hasn’t fallen apart on me yet, so I’m going to guess that I can throw those two brackets out. I’ll keep the pivot pin for use and the set screws for just-in-case.

Thanks guys!
EDIT: I just found the brackets in the tablesaw manual – yes they are for shipping. One supported the motor and the other held the switch box! You guys rock!

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#7 posted 05-14-2013 12:05 PM

snapper mower deck supports

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#8 posted 05-14-2013 01:55 PM

I personally keep a lot of stuff like this because I’m always rigging up something or other. That bent bracket could be real useful and also looks pretty cool with that bright red color. I’d just file it under miscellaneous and keep it. You’ll probably need it one week after you toss it.

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#9 posted 05-14-2013 02:47 PM

I used to keep stuff forever for the same reason, but ended up with coffee cans and bags of stuff just sitting in the shed collecting spiders. This bag sat with the router stuff for over 5 years. I’ll keep the usable parts but the rest is already in the trash – and coincidentally enough it’s dump day. The trailers’s loaded and the dog is waiting by the door because he knows when the tarp goes on the trailer, he goes for a ride.

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#10 posted 05-14-2013 03:39 PM

I believe the red iron can be used to open a beer can – if you hit it hard enough.

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#11 posted 05-14-2013 07:46 PM

This is why/how I have learned to label the bags I put “extra” parts in. I used to delude myself into thinking I’d remember and, when I only had a few tools, I usually could. Now, no way.

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#12 posted 05-14-2013 08:22 PM

Definitely flux capacitors… Definitely.

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