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    Radial Arm Saw Blade Brake

    The pictures pretty much explain it all I think.

    My old red star radial arm saw will spin a 12" cross cut blade for about 5 minutes.

    So I put a brake on it. Just orded the cheapest little bicycle caliper, cable, and handle set I could find.

    Literally took me about 10 minutes to rig this up as a test. Works so good like this I'm not sure I'll make any changes, except to maybe move the brake handle a little farther back on the right hand side of the saw.

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    Nice solution! I can attest to the fact that saw has some great bearings in it.
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    That looks like a pretty slick approach.
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    Now that is a pretty interesting solution
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    You are a genius and sure can think outside the box. That deserves patenting. Absolute brilliant. Well done Brent.
    cheers

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    That's using the noggin for what it was created for! Nice solution. Now go to the head of the class!
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    Great solution; simple, elegant, reliable. I love it.
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    Thanks guys, Just seemed like the obvious solution, well, other than jamming a piece of scrap wood in the blade every time....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Dowell View Post
    other than jamming a piece of scrap wood in the blade every time....
    Where's your spirit of adventure??

    Seriously, nice solution!
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    Duh... I would have never thought of that! My hats off to you!
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