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Old 12-14-2016, 07:36 PM
coryrc coryrc is offline
 
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Default My saw fell off my EZ-One yesterday

I had my saw sitting near the end of the track while I was loading a sheet of plywood onto the EZ-One. I was too rough, I guess, because the saw fell off sideways and hit the floor. Luckily only the base plate was damaged and only the flange used with the UEG.

The saw is really balanced close to the edge and barely stays on. Maybe the Dewalt DWE575SB is just balanced poorly? Is there an easy way to keep it stuck on the track? I'm feeling pretty discouraged with this.
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Old 12-14-2016, 07:49 PM
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The saw is really balanced close to the edge and barely stays on. Maybe the Dewalt DWE575SB is just balanced poorly? Is there an easy way to keep it stuck on the track? I'm feeling pretty discouraged with this.
Maybe try something like what's in the pics? I mounted this at the end of my EZ-one track to keep the saw from coming off the end when I pull it back. Perhaps you could modify it to positively hook onto the saw when you pull the saw back to 'park' position.
Rick
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Old 12-14-2016, 09:08 PM
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Maybe try something like what's in the pics? I mounted this at the end of my EZ-one track to keep the saw from coming off the end when I pull it back. Perhaps you could modify it to positively hook onto the saw when you pull the saw back to 'park' position.
Rick
I like that idea. It should work. Thanks!
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Old 12-15-2016, 03:21 PM
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Dik Harrison, on his blog, has a post about a blade guard for parking the saw (or a saw with no blade brake, so it can spin down, protecting hands below).

http://ezsmart.blogspot.com/2008/12/...or-pbb_11.html

I don't see him using that on the EZ (is it 1, or One?), so I don't know if he went saw with brake, or gave up on it. Maybe he will chime in on that.
But remember when you pull the saw off the track, the blade guard comes down, and I would rather set it under the table and let it spin down, then fall off the table.
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Old 12-15-2016, 04:48 PM
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My saw rarely leaves the EZ-One since it is a heavy Makita 5104 and I have lighter saws dedicated to the UEG, Cutting bevels (45 deg), and to cutting with just a track.

Since the 5104 has a good brake, The saw spins down before I move it back to the parking lot. The guare is no longer needed and I'd rather not have the additional weight to lift.
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Old 12-15-2016, 07:00 PM
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Maybe try something like what's in the pics? I mounted this at the end of my EZ-one track to keep the saw from coming off the end when I pull it back. Perhaps you could modify it to positively hook onto the saw when you pull the saw back to 'park' position.
Rick
Careful on this one Rick - I think I was the original inventor of this feature. Dino shot it down because I called it a SawStop.
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Old 12-15-2016, 07:59 PM
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Careful on this one Rick - I think I was the original inventor of this feature. Dino shot it down because I called it a SawStop.
heh-heh...... Good on ya, Mike!!

yeah.... if there's any retribution coming back 'cause of this, I'll be glad to send it your way..... lol
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