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  • Here's a couple ideas for a Dewalt.

    Whoever said it here, you're right, I am tired of using the piece of wood on the table to lift the arm so I looked at other ideas I've read about. The one I liked best was hanging something from the ceiling which lifted the arm. However, I would have had to put up with the wrath of Kathy if I did that.

    So here's what I did. I used a suggestion from the forum by using two 2x4's under the rear of the saw to raise it up. I then made an "L" out of two 3/4 x 1.5" ripped pieces (about 30" long for the back and 19" for the top) of plywood and attached the back leg to the two 2x4's. You'll need a brace here. The weight of the saw keeps the whole thing down and keeps the top leg from tipping over when the weight from the arm is lifted. From there it's up to you. I'm a Rube Goldberg so I don't care how it looks. I put a cable tie through the hole for the saw's padlock hole and hooked both ends together to make a loop. I put 2 screws near the end of the top leg, directly above the cable tie then tied a line to one of the screws, ran the line through the cable tie and back up to the second screw. Of course I tied a loop at the end of the line so when I lifted the arm all I had to do is hook the line's loop over the screw. Unhook it and the arms down.

    Certainly not high tech but it does the job and cost me nothing. Just wanted to pass it along. It works great for me.

    The second Item is a office type articulated lamp on the left side. Plenty of uninterupted light for scrolling, extend it down and direct it under the table and there's plenty of light to see the lower blade attachment. Lastly, when bottom feeding, move it up again and there's lots of light to see through the holes to thread the blade.

    Pardon me for rambling. Happy New year all

    Harris

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    For me it is a no-brainer. Get a Jim Dandy (or the other gadget I've seen mentioned but don't remember the name of) for twenty bucks and save three or four hours when you could be making money with your saw. And deduct the cost of the Jim Dandy! If you scroll for fun, then a homemade rig is practical and a point of pride.

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    • #3
      Now these are some cool tips, thanks guys. I think I'll be trying those.Evie

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