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A week ago SERGE/Bricofleur posted a hold down that I thought was a handy device .
Thanks for the inspiration Serge !
Well this is my version which is different in several ways .
I used wooden springs with sandpaper pads to hold the material being cut on both sides of the saw blade and also added asub base on both sides of the blade temporarily screwed to the sled base I also designed a quick release for the bolt that attaches the hold down lever to the sled .(pic 4 and 5 ) it's made from a little piece of old dowel saw blade and it engages in the bolt thread and eliminates the wing nut making it easier to install or remove the lever and no loose parts .
Here is a little video which explains it better then words could here .
a new video with the update
Thanks for stopping by and let me know what you think .

Klaus

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Serge has been an idea generator and we add our personal touches to it. Kllaus you are also someone who generates thoughts into projects and you often don't stop as you see ways to improve what you have done.

Looks like a win on top of a win!
 

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Doc said it perfectly. Look forward to seeing the video. Great job buddy
 

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Klaus, this is a good little idea you have here. Took me a minute to figure it out, but I see now how it attaches to the fence. With that jig you can really cut some small pieces. Will wait for the video patiently.
 

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A great safety jig. Thanks for sharing the ideas.
 

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You both are very creative,good work.
 

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Another small step for mankind :) Good thinking!
 

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Great idea, man I just got a cross cut sled made now it needs an upgrade? ROFL
 

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Klaus, you never fail to impress me!
 

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Klaus, I shared your video on Facebook and Google Plus so that more people can see it.
 

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Klaus, after watching the video, it became apparent to me, this is something that has bugged me for quite awhile. I have made a couple hold downs but always had some type of jig knob or wing nut on it that has to be twisted up and down to hold it tight. That's to much time when you're cutting 100 small pieces. I will be making one of these as soon as I finish a couple projects, if not sooner.
Must be the clean air up there that gives you with all these great ideas.
 

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Clever idea. I liked seeing your video. Like so many other Europeans I don't have a sled on my saw but I'm going to think about combining your idea with a sliding table. Thanks for sharing.
 

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Great improvement Klaus ! I love the shape (I recognize your artistic touch) as well as the clever wooden springs very much.
One question : Do you have to hold down on your down pressure while cutting since I expect the sandpaper lined wooden springs to push the stock closer and closer to the blade when pressed down and may cause some kind of binding against the blade ?
I will certainly give your spring design a try. Thanks.

Best,

Serge
 

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NEAT! Wish I had your creativity and skill. Thanks for sharing.
 

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We are all beneficiaries of yours and Serge's genius problem solving! Thanks for sharing another genius idea!
 

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Thanks all for your comments .
Serge
I have not noticed any movement so far but I will pay attention to that .
 

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I added a couple sandpaper covered 1/8" sub bases to address Serges concern that there maybe some slippage of the material occure


 

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Excellent jig for the shop.
 
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