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Machine Floor Locks

Anyone with a machine on wheels—
especially a tablesaw or planer—
understands the necessity of locking it
in place before using it. I use a pair of
toggle clamps connected to rods. I
position the machine where I want it
and lock the toggle clamps down, as
shown above. To keep the tool level,
threaded rods adjust the clamp height
so the wheels barely leave the ground.

This story originally appeared in American Woodworker October 1999, issue #75.

October 1999, issue #75

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