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Forum topic by Deulen posted 07-28-2014 04:36 PM 1494 views 3 times favorited 39 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Deulen

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07-28-2014 04:36 PM

I’ve got a new safety device for the table saw hitting the market.

Virtually eliminates Table Saw and other power tool accidents!

Each year, more than 67,000 workers and do-it-yourselfers are injured by table saws, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission , resulting in more than 33,000 emergency room visits and 4,000 amputations. At an average cost of $35,000 each, these accidents lead to more than $2.3 billion in societal costs annually including medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
the “Deulen Safety Fence”

• Safely makes small rips on the Table saw
• Attaches to any existing fence with two screws
• For use with: Table saw, Band saw, Jointer, Shaper, Router Table, Radial arm saw (in ripping position.
• Prevents kickback
• Weighs less than ten pounds
• Moves from one tool to another in one minute
• Hands never get close to the blade.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CipOTBbhtLc

Thanks for looking, Dan Deulen

-- Daniel M Deulen


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CharlesA

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#1 posted 07-28-2014 05:44 PM

interesting. Is there a limit on how long a board can be ripped?

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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Bill White

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#2 posted 07-28-2014 05:46 PM

Dan, I don’t EVEN know what or how the product works/attaches to anything in my shop. The vid is not really descriptive.
Maybe I’m just dense, but more info would certainly be helpful.
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

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CharlesA

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#3 posted 07-28-2014 05:47 PM

I just re-read the description. This is not for general use, but for ripping small pieces, right?

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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patron

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#4 posted 07-28-2014 06:07 PM

length of cut
seems to be determined
by where the ‘push shoe’ is
and the front of the saw blade

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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SCOTSMAN

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#5 posted 07-28-2014 06:32 PM

If this was needed to make these cuts and I don’t know how much it costs but would rather have a second hand power feeder myself . On the other hand looks like a quite easy project for a home machine shop come woodworker to make even improved upon as the little plastic Perhaps perspex wheels look quite flimsy a good idea though. So long as my Deulen does not charge diamond encrusted prices it should be quite a good choice for people with a sense of safety conscience utmost in in their mind.I myself with my parkinson problems tend to be safety aware at all times.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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Loren

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#6 posted 07-28-2014 06:35 PM

That’s interesting.

I cut small strips on a lintype saw/trimmer. I cut guitar
saddles and things like that on it. It has a length
limit on the clamp of about 6” I think. It can be set
for exceptionally narrow rips within that length
limitation though.

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Deulen

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#7 posted 07-28-2014 06:45 PM

Guys, There will be a new video answering all of your questions but in the meantime I’ll answer a few. The board length doesn’t matter because the driver that pushes the wood turns up inside the fence and will come out via crank handle once the end of the board passes where the driver comes out. It can be used for cutting any project except sheet goods.


I just re-read the description. This is not for general use, but for ripping small pieces, right?

- CharlesA


length of cut
seems to be determined
by where the push shoe is
and the front of the saw blade

- patron


-- Daniel M Deulen

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jmartel

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#8 posted 07-28-2014 06:49 PM

What’s the thickness limits? I.e. how thin can you go before you risk hitting the moving arm with the blade?

-- End grain is like a belly button. Yes, I know you have one. No, I don't want to see it.

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Deulen

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#9 posted 07-28-2014 06:54 PM

What you guys are looking at is the prototype, not the real deal. The finished product is heavy duty anodized extruded aluminum. I made it much beefier than the engineers at S.A.P.A recommended. My first 250 extrusions won’t be done until early August so I have to wait do do photos or videos

-- Daniel M Deulen

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Deulen

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#10 posted 07-28-2014 06:58 PM

I’ve cut 3/32” square so far with the prototype but won’t test any further until I have the real deal because it will have so much tighter tolerances.


What s the thickness limits? I.e. how thin can you go before you risk hitting the moving arm with the blade?

- jmartel


-- Daniel M Deulen

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freddy1962

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#11 posted 07-28-2014 07:23 PM

Daniel, that’s way cool, innovative! I’d consider buying as long as it’s USA made.

-- JEFF Illinois (Banks of the Mississippi)

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oldnovice

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#12 posted 07-28-2014 08:49 PM

I like this “hands off” approach. No hands near the blade, no cuts possible!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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Deulen

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#13 posted 07-28-2014 09:36 PM

I live in Vancouver WA USA. Deulen Tools world headquarters is in my backyard so Yeah it’s made in America!


Daniel, that s way cool, innovative! I d consider buying as long as it s USA made.

- freddy1962


-- Daniel M Deulen

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Deulen

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#14 posted 07-28-2014 09:40 PM

I was looking at Sawstop. They make a very good saw but, that doesn’t help me make small rips so I’ve been working on this for three years solid. Bob Hunter editor of “Wood” magazine asked me if I could figure out a way two years ago and here it is!


I like this “hands off” approach. No hands near the blade, no cuts possible!

- oldnovice


-- Daniel M Deulen

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Holbs

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#15 posted 07-29-2014 12:37 AM

i love this innovation.
did i read right… it will be hand-cranked? not electrical motor driven? I could see a use for both versions.
i’ll keep watch on this product.
I could see a more “stout” version of the shoe being more substantial to go beyond just small strips.

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