|Forum topic by J2Jonner||posted 04-30-2015 06:21 PM||1037 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
04-30-2015 06:21 PM
First time poster! I have been reviewing many shop setups and gear reviews as I reconfigure my workshop to be more wood oriented and productive with some new to me equipment I recently acquired. While exploring TS outlet locations I happened upon a number of reminders to UNPLUG the TS during blade changes. I have to admit – can’t recall the last time I even had the thought of unplugging my unisaw for something! So – in an effort to be more safety conscious and knowing full well I wouldn’t go to the rear of the machine to do anything before a blade change, this is what I came up with:
This SquareD 30A disconnect was $15 at the box store and with an additional $5 for fuses for inside I think it makes a GREAT alternative to running around to the plug or across the room to the breaker panel. It provides a positive and lockable disconnect and is in a location where I will not be during blade changes. It also has fused legs, this may or may not be a plus depending on your point of view (but they didn’t have a disconnect with an external handle and a breaker).
Thanks to everyone for all the ideas!