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09-18-2020 04:26 PM

Finally decided to get a power feeder for table saw & shaper, I would have sooner but I didn’t want to drill & tap the tops. Having a mag drill started me looking & came across a magnetic power feeder hold down, it comes a kit from magswitch, a little pricey but it makes moving the power feeder a breeze. I ordered the power feeder & hold down today so I should get them next week. There are a couple u tube videos & it looks pretty sturdy, if it holds like my mag drill it should be fine. Pics & review to follow.


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#1 posted 09-18-2020 05:53 PM

Can you post a link to info on the magnetic stock feeder mount? I looked on magswitch’s website and could not find one (tons of products there).

Thanks in advance,

-- Andy - Arlington TX

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#2 posted 09-18-2020 10:26 PM

How much does the power feeder you ordered weigh?

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#3 posted 09-18-2020 10:31 PM

Found this

https://youtu.be/5-GReUNwXV8

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#4 posted 09-19-2020 10:25 AM

Hey renegade where are the pics and review… You promissed them over a few hours ago…

Just kidding, however, I am a mag-switch addict and eagerly awaiting the review (and the happy snaps). I may never need a power feeder but am always keen to plagiarise ideas/concepts.

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#5 posted 09-19-2020 10:54 AM

I didn’t think twice about drilling & tapping the table of my Delta HD shaper! It’s a tool and will be lucky to be worth half of what it cost.

I did try the clamp on Grizzly mount so many years ago, but not satisfactorily in any way. It might work for what are sold as baby feeders, but I don’t know if I would try a feeder that light.

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#6 posted 09-19-2020 12:53 PM

It is a shop fix w1765 weighs about 75lbs, should be fine for what i do. The mag switch part #8800994, it seems new and not on their web site,i bought through a link from a wood worker and saved 10%. I think it was James king, probably could have bought a cheap chinesium mag drill and modified the magnet, but the mag switch doesn’t require power.

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#7 posted 09-19-2020 01:41 PM



It is a shop fix w1765 weighs about 75lbs, should be fine for what i do. The mag switch part #8800994, it seems new and not on their web site,i bought through a link from a wood worker and saved 10%. I think it was James king, probably could have bought a cheap chinesium mag drill and modified the magnet, but the mag switch doesn’t require power.

- Renegade1LI

The feeder shown with the magswitch base is the 1/8hp baby feeder. Hopefully it works out with the larger 1/4hp feeder you purchased.

Honestly I’m a bit skeptical considering I have to tighten one of my feeders locking handles with a mallet to keep it from rotating under feeding pressure. My solution to moving feeders was to buy additional bases, and eventually a feeder for each machine.

Either way good luck and let us know how it works.

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#8 posted 09-20-2020 05:29 PM

Worst case I’ll use this feeder on my shaper, only need to Mount in one spot. I’ll get a 1/8 hp for the table saw so i can move it as needed. From watching a few videos it looks like the baby feeder is fine for a ts, but i will try out and see, so there is no real down side and if it works it’ll be good info for others.

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#9 posted 09-20-2020 08:30 PM

I googled the part number to find the link to magswitch’s info on the magnetic base kit:

https://mag-tools.com/products/powerfeedermagneticbasekit

If the base rotates on the table too easily, it looks like the wooden pieces of the kit could be lengthened, to give the magnets more leverage to hold against rotation on the table surface (assuming you have the table space for it.)

-- Andy - Arlington TX

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#10 posted 09-20-2020 11:58 PM

https://youtu.be/qZfSOgj26NM

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#11 posted 09-23-2020 02:52 PM

Just a quick update, I received the new feeder, came damaged of course. It’s hefty, not sure if the magnetic base is going to work, but I will try it. I could return it but I like the size for the shaper, may just permanently mount it on the shaper & get a 1/8 hp for the table saw. I think the smaller one for the table saw may be a better fit as it can be positioned easier & quicker. There really is no down side to having 2 feeders, still want to see how strong the magnets are.

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#12 posted 09-23-2020 03:11 PM



Just a quick update, I received the new feeder, came damaged of course. It s hefty, not sure if the magnetic base is going to work, but I will try it. I could return it but I like the size for the shaper, may just permanently mount it on the shaper & get a 1/8 hp for the table saw. I think the smaller one for the table saw may be a better fit as it can be positioned easier & quicker. There really is no down side to having 2 feeders, still want to see how strong the magnets are.

- Renegade1LI

Mutiple feeders are great, ideally one on every machine (ts, bs, shaper, jointer)

I do wonder how effective the baby feeder is on a ts. I saw the video at the link AlaskaGuy posted and it seemed a bit undersized and at a really slow feed rate. I have ts feeder (1hp) and it is nice, but its running a bit faster. Also they are all easy to position regardless of size.

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#13 posted 09-28-2020 06:37 PM

Getting closer, shop fox is sending out a new motor cover, received magswitch, not just need some time.

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#14 posted 09-28-2020 07:46 PM

looking forward to seeing your review.

-- Petey

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