Thinking about grinding down miter slot catches

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Forum topic by boroughdan posted 05-28-2013 12:35 PM 930 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-28-2013 12:35 PM

I have a skill yable saw. I made a sled for it which really helped but because the slots have tabs about three inches from the ends to keep the gauge from lifting i dont have as much length to catch to runners. Im thinking about taking my dremel and grinding the tabs down to be flush with the rest of the slots. I dont use the gauge much and it should still work it just wont have anthing to keep it from flipping. Any reason why i shouldnt do this?

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#1 posted 05-28-2013 12:46 PM

My table saw has slots front to back. I do not do much cross cutting on it. I think you could grind the tabs off and not miss them. It might take a few times to remember not to push down on the miter gauge and pop it off of the table.

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#2 posted 05-29-2013 02:36 AM

I have seen where others have mentioned grinding those things off.
My saw does not have them, but if it did they would be prime targets for the grinder.

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#3 posted 05-29-2013 03:20 AM

I ground the tabs of Skill table saw a couple of months ago, haven’t missed them yet.

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