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    TS Safety Switch

    Won't win any beauty prizes that's for sure, but should serve it's purpose.
    Took some scraps of pine and a length of re-purposed {frugal } dowel, a drill bit and cotter pin, some chain, a eye screw & S-hooks, a dab or two of glue and Waa-Laa...
    Might be hard to tell from the size of the photos, but the 'pedal'{dowel} only raises off the floor about the same distance as between the on & off throw of the switch itself.
    You may be able to see the chain slack between the two verticle photo's. That seems to be the only important part of measuring{the chain}, as you wanna make sure that
    in the 'off' position the pedal support pieces actually bottom out on the floor, to avoid any unnecessary stress on the switch when stepping on it.
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    While your here ....any thoughts as to how or what I could do to keep the power cord down inside the floor's expansion joint? I originally intended on making some sort of
    threshold to avoid the tripping hazard, but now I'm curious if maybe a dollop of silicone here & there would work or what other options you folks might care to share.
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    That's pretty slick, Ken. It looks like you're pretty confident the bench to the left of the saw will remain there, huh?

    I think your idea of dollop of silicone here and there would be workable for the the cord in the expansion joint.
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    Yeah, seems better off here than previous choices, probably just a visual illusion but the room feels more open too... still have approx 3 feet from the front of the RAS bench, so plenty of passing room for this wide load
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