Each time I used to change blades on my tablesaw, I’d dread dropping the arbor nut into the dust-filled cupboard under. I solved the issue with a rare-earth disk magnet, merely attaching it to the top of the arbor with a drop of cyanoacrylate glue. Clear the metal first with rubbing alcohol and heart the magnet as finest you’ll be able to. Not solely does the magnet catch the nut when it comes free, but it surely additionally makes it simpler to start out threading on the nut. In case you’re questioning, my tablesaw is a SawStop, and the magnet hasn’t triggered any issues with the touch-sensing know-how.
—FRED BECK, Denver, Colo.
Illustrations by Dan Thornton
From Tremendous Woodworking situation #286