I was ripping some OSB leftovers from an earlier roofing job. As I
attempted to make the second cut the board jammed and I noticed that
the table insert was lifting up at the front.
I hit the STOP switch (with my knee) and waited until the blade stopped
before I moved anything , fearing that the slightest twitch could cause
the insert to strike the blade.
After a long sigh of relief I inspected to see what may have caused
What occurred; there was some adhesive material on the board that
adhered to the blade guard during the first cut. The guard then stuck
to the insert and during the second cut when the board raised up the
guard it also lifted the insert.
I've got to be more observant.
The other good thing you did was having a switch you could use with your
I went to buy one for my router table but they were out of stock that day.
Based on your story I now plan to retrofit my table saw as well. Two of
these for me, please:
- Owen -
These look interesting. Wish they listed specific electrical volt/amp
ratings. Wonder also why these magnetic switches are only $10 while the
ones Grizzly carried were $40-$80; I see Grizzly is also now additionally
offering a ~$10 magnetic switch but only a snap-in and no paddle.
Anyone know if Busy Bee online prices are $US or $CA and whether they ship
I think it was Yoda!
Seriously though, when I upgraded from my Craftsman to a Unisaw I was
concerned because the Uni insert just lays there; the Craftsman was
screwed down. However I never heard any horror stories about inserts
flying out. First time I turned on the Uni and I heard the insert
"jump" in its recess I got scared. You can make leveling adjustments
on the Uni insert but nothing for side play. I know several of the
commercial zero clearance inserts hade side play adjustment.
HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.