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post #1 of 16 Old 02-23-2010, 12:36 PM Thread Starter
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Stop a small table saw from walking

More problems with my little saw...
http://www.ryobitools.com/catalog/po...le_saws/BTS12S

(can't get a bigger once because of space constraints).

If i push against the fence with any reasonable force, the whole table walks/slides across the floor. Besides being unsafe, this sometimes messes up my cuts.

Has anyone else experienced this and fixed it? I can't bolt it to the floor (I don't own the space!) - what else could I do?

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post #2 of 16 Old 02-23-2010, 12:47 PM
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What about just siliconing it to the floor? That may be enough to hold it and you can easily get the silicone off when the time comes.
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Good thought, but I have to push it against the wall when I'm not using it.

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post #4 of 16 Old 02-23-2010, 12:49 PM
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What is it sitting on?
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The floor is smooth concrete.
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Another option would be to bolt a plywood "pad" to the legs. This would give you a larger mating surface between the saw and floor. You could use double sided carpet tape between the plywood and floor if it still moved around.
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Have you tried putting sandbags around the bottom of the legs?
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Well color me attentive. I just looked at the link. Do you have a sand bag or something of weight to hang over one of the cross bars.
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Just saw your "move it around" requirement. Instead of carpet tape between the plywood and floor - put a few beads of silicone on the underside of the plywood then let it cure. The cured silicone will provide a grip between the two.
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Dang it, I am always a few keystrokes too slow.
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Dang it, I am always a few keystrokes too slow.

Me too
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Ah, I didn't think of sandbags - that could work.

To mount the plywood to the saw, I'd have to find some steel strips and a good way to bend them... I'll take a look this week.

Thanks for the quick responses! Get back to work everyone! haha
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Dang it, I am always a few keystrokes too slow.
That was a photo finish
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To mount the plywood to the saw, I'd have to find some steel strips and a good way to bend them... I'll take a look this week.
Just assumed the legs would have a flat. Didn't think of that
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I think sand bags would be the way to go. Cheap and sufficient. Double sided tape on the table feet may provide added tackiness as well, if necessary and still allows it to be mobile.
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How about putting a shelf on the base, and loading it with bricks or something heavy.
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