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    Has anyone figured out how to attached a foot safety switch to the TS3650? I find the paddle switch on the front guide rail very difficult to find when I need it for some reason and bought a Woodcraft foot switch, but have not been able to figure out how to attach it. I have the Herculon lift. Thanks.

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    Re: Ts 3650 foot safety switch

    Originally posted by english44 View Post
    Has anyone figured out how to attached a foot safety switch to the TS3650? I find the paddle switch on the front guide rail very difficult to find when I need it for some reason and bought a Woodcraft foot switch, but have not been able to figure out how to attach it. I have the Herculon lift. Thanks.
    There are two types of foot switches I can think of, a dead man style and a on/off style. NEITHER is meant to be used with a table saw as far as I know, and I bet if you asked the manufacturer of the foot switch, they would cringe at you using their product in this manner, I don't see it as safe. Those switches work well wth scroll saws and routers mounted in a table and a few other tools, but a table saw or a radial arm saw would not be in that list (for me anyway).

    What is it you want to do that you are trying to add the footswitch? Maybe someone here can suggest an alternate method.
    "When we build let us think we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work that our descendants will thank us for, and let us think, as we lay stone upon stone, that a time is to come when these stones will be held sacred because our hands have touched them, and that men will say, as they look upon the labor and wrought substance of them, "See! This our fathers did for us."
    John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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      Re: Ts 3650 foot safety switch

      NEVER use a foot switch on a table saw that is extremely DANGEROUS!

      I am left handed and found the on/off switch on my Delta contractor saw was in an awful location, small, and not designed for a lefty to safely access when the saw is running.

      I added a second on/off paddle switch on the left side of the saw
      under the front rail. I kept the saw's switch and have it as a "master on/off" When I run the saw I turn on the master then use the new paddle switch on the left to turn the saw on/off.

      When I'm done I turn both switches to off. The master switch ensures no accidental turning on the saw

      Be safe and smart not lazy and injured!


      Cactus Man

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