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  1. #1
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    Default Tablesaw Power Feeder

    The best feeder yet! Mounted on the fence and pulls the material into the saw blade. Holds the boards against the fence. No kickback. Perfect cuts always!

    See above picasa link
    Last edited by snl; 02-13-2014 at 11:13 AM.

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    Default Re: Tablesaw Power Feeder

    Can BS members view these pics? Posts and pics keep disappearing???

    https://picasaweb.google.com/1111793...22499236140978

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    Default Re: Tablesaw Power Feeder

    Nope, red X is showing.

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    Default Re: Tablesaw Power Feeder

    Yes.
    Regards, Barry

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    Default Re: Tablesaw Power Feeder

    I can see the photos in the Picasa link fine, still showing as a red X in this browser window.

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    Default Re: Tablesaw Power Feeder

    I'd be more inclined to get a sliding table.

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    Default Re: Tablesaw Power Feeder

    Quote Originally Posted by deknow View Post
    I'd be more inclined to get a sliding table.Deknow
    Then do so....

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    Default Re: Tablesaw Power Feeder

    That's quite a contraption. Who makes it?
    Try it. What could happen?

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    Default Re: Tablesaw Power Feeder

    It was a guy down in Ga who made them. He got sued when someone stuck their finger in the chain and stopped making them. I see them on occasion on Ebay. It's a contraption, but works like a charm!

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    Default Re: Tablesaw Power Feeder

    We use one from time to time, both on tablesaws and shapers. They work great for certain tasks. The one we have is an old model from Powermatic I think. Several companies sell them.

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    Default Re: Tablesaw Power Feeder

    Looks like a homemade version of a real power feeder. OSHA would have a field day.
    http://www.powermatic.com/Results.aspx?cat=P160

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    Default Re: Tablesaw Power Feeder

    Looks expensive. How much does it cost?
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    Default Re: Tablesaw Power Feeder

    Nifty addition to a table saw. If I had more $$$ (looked up the prices of new power feeders ) and multiple table saws to leave it setup on one that would be slick. I even tried looking up DIY power feeders but it doesn't seem like it would fit my current wood shop use. Very neat though, thanks for sharing

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    Default Re: Tablesaw Power Feeder

    Quote Originally Posted by Ross View Post
    OSHA would have a field day.
    OSHA doesn't care what you do at home, just don't use it at work or with employees. When I got OSHA certified the trainer had examples of things he would cite people for on the job site but that he does at home himself.

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    Default Re: Tablesaw Power Feeder

    Quote Originally Posted by Ross View Post
    Looks like a homemade version of a real power feeder. OSHA would have a field day.
    Maybe so, but I've still all my entire fingers and never had a kickback...

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    Default Re: Tablesaw Power Feeder

    The finish and uniformity with a power feed is not in the same league with push feed. Those chains and sprockets could be guarded. Haven't looked lately but they used to be available in Lee Valley Tools

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    Default Re: Tablesaw Power Feeder

    The finish and uniformity with a power feed is not in the same league with push feed.
    I've not found that to be the case.. In any event, it's good enough for me.

    Those chains and sprockets could be guarded.
    True...............

    Haven't looked lately but they used to be available in Lee Valley Tools
    Could be.. not sure

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    Default Re: Tablesaw Power Feeder

    Quote Originally Posted by snl View Post
    The finish and uniformity with a power feed is not in the same league with push feed.
    I've not found that to be the case.. In any event, it's good enough for me.
    Whoa! I think you took my words the wrong way. I will rephrase it; push feed gives a much poorer finish than power feed. Especially so with long pieces.

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    Default Re: Tablesaw Power Feeder

    I've never bothered on a table saw, not enough ripping I guess, but I have two of the commercial power feeders for my shapers.

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    Default Re: Tablesaw Power Feeder

    I have cut a lot of strips for building canoes. If you have good positive finger boards side and top and train your wife well to pull smoothly as the long pieces transition to the outfeed side, you can get decent finish. If you have any pauses or jerks it shows up in the finish. A power feeder is not something I would want stuck in my face all the time but If I were making frames or a bunch of rabetted hive bodies it sure would be slick.

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