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I am thinking about adding a foot switch to my tablesaw, anyone have an opinion on this or could there be any safety problems you could think of.

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I am thinking about adding a foot switch to my tablesaw, anyone have an opinion on this or could there be any safety problems you could think of.

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IMHO, a paddle covering the switch that can be touched by a "lifted knee", slap of the hand, etc. would be better.

Depending on how & what you're cutting, your feet may have to change positions during the cut.

I have the Paddle... it's very easy & safe to use.
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IMHO, a paddle covering the switch that can be touched by a "lifted knee", slap of the hand, etc. would be better.

Depending on how & what you're cutting, your feet may have to change positions during the cut.

I have the Paddle... it's very easy & safe to use.

I vote yes on this idea. Here's one that works easily.



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I vote yes on this idea. Here's one that works easily.



Yes, I have one very much like this one.
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Personally I don't like the idea of a foot switch.
An open type foot switch would be to easy to
step on or have something drop onto, possibly
turning the saw on while you are at the blade.

A dead man foot switch would limit your movement and
to me would be a pain.

For a table saw or router table, I prefer a switch you manually have
to turn on and just takes a slap to turn off.

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Foot Switch on a table saw !!!!!!!!

Very...very...very baddddddd idea.

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Thanks to all I like the one Joe has I think I will go with that one thanks.

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Thanks to all I like the one Joe has I think I will go with that one thanks.

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Good choice. That looks pretty good to me too.

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