Locking lever for router table Bt3 clone

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  • Locking lever for router table Bt3 clone

    Does anyone know of a suitable replacement or have a spare they are willing to part with? Saved the saw from a trip to the recycling center and trying to get it all working correctly. It will be used to make bee hive accessories. Any help is greatly appreciated.

  • #2
    the parts you are looking for are one of the T-nuts 11, and the knob and bracket 14,4 and 13.
    It shouldn't be really hard to make any of these with common hardware and simple operations.

    The t-nut 11 goes in the front facing slot of the rear rail. and is probably tapped for 10-24 or 1/4-20 thread and is easily made from a piece of 1/8" thick aluminum drilled and tapped.
    the knob thread matches the thread of the T-nut - knobs of this sort can be found in hardware stores small parts bins. My Ace Hardware usually has a good selection better stocked than Lowes or HD
    The bracket can probably be made of wood if you look at and measure what needs to clamp it.

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    The illustration is from the router mounting kit instruction manual.
    Loring in Katy, TX USA
    If your only tool is a hammer, you tend to treat all problems as if they were nails.
    BT3 FAQ - https://www.sawdustzone.org/forum/di...sked-questions

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    • #3
      Sorry should have been more precise. The lever that locks the router table to the saw rail is what is broken. Part 102 in the parts illustration. The actual part number is 969175-002

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      • #4
        Do you mean the front locking lever on the router /Aux table?
        Yes, I see, that's part #102.
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        Loring in Katy, TX USA
        If your only tool is a hammer, you tend to treat all problems as if they were nails.
        BT3 FAQ - https://www.sawdustzone.org/forum/di...sked-questions

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        • #5
          Pops, you say it is broken, but do you have the parts, broken pieces, bolt, etc. ? Or are you missing everything?

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          Here are three photos of my assembly, in case you're missing everything. The parts list will give you detail on assembly order.

          CWS
          Think it Through Before You Do!

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          • #6
            If you have the bolts and just the lever is broken, I think you could easily fashion a wood replacement... the forces are not so strong as to require metal.
            Loring in Katy, TX USA
            If your only tool is a hammer, you tend to treat all problems as if they were nails.
            BT3 FAQ - https://www.sawdustzone.org/forum/di...sked-questions

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            • #7
              I got it working. Machine screw and a old 5.56 mm rifle case. It had locked up from rust and corrosion. It was broken off when I picked up the saw. It was on the way to the dump if I didn't take it.
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              Last edited by Pops Bees; 07-06-2021, 08:21 AM.

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              • #8
                Looks sharp!
                Loring in Katy, TX USA
                If your only tool is a hammer, you tend to treat all problems as if they were nails.
                BT3 FAQ - https://www.sawdustzone.org/forum/di...sked-questions

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                • #9
                  Well that will certainly do it. Good thinking.

                  Keep that brass polished

                  CWS
                  Think it Through Before You Do!

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                  • Pops Bees
                    Pops Bees commented
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                    Currently the shiniest thing on the saw. It was in sad shape bad arbor bearings, NO shims on motor carrier, no blade guard, broken miter holder, rust on steel parts and corrosion on the aluminum bits in hind sight I probably shouldn't have messed with it.
                    My free saw has cost me about $200.00 bucks.
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