I recently bought the Delta 36-255L compound miter saw (the one with
the lasers). The child-safety mechanism is a hole in the trigger for
a padlock. The presence of a padlock would prevent the trigger from
being depressed, thus preventing the saw from being turned on by my
The problem is I can't find a padlock that fits. Such a padlock would
have these dimensions (where "hoop" is that bent metal bar on the top
of the lock) - 3/16" hoop diameter (the actual bar diameter), 1/2"
horizontally between the hoop "legs", and 3/4" height inside the hoop
when locked. The height dimesion is from memory and is approximate.
Has anyone found a padlock that fits, or know of a specific lock that
has these dimensions?
Short-term fix is a bolt and a nylock nut or double nut it with a wrench.
Doubtful a 5 year old is strong enough to undue it. Another method would be
unplugging it and putting a lock box over the plug.
look 3 places...
master padlock... www.masterlock.com i think- going by memory
ABUS, dont know their web site, but you could search
and as the other person said, lock through the plug, a VERY small
Master padlock, which IS available.
I'd be curious how you like the saw. I was thinking of buying the
version that bevels for trim work.
I have a friend thinking of buying your version because of the lasers.
Do you find them accurate and useful?
How's the blade?
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