LEG-UP TABLE-SAW PANEL LIFTER, available from Lee Valley, helps manipulate sheet stock safely onto a table saw when working alone. A sturdy lever clamps to the table edge or fence rail and a J-shaped hook end captures the panel at the other end. Tension on the lifter’s guide-arm is adjustable to ensure a controlled swing once the panel is released. An adhesive-backed bumper adheres to the table edge to prevent marring the workpiece, according to the distributor. The 1/8"-thick epoxy-coated steel lifter measures 28" and works with sheet stock up to 1-1/4" thick. The table-saw lifter sells for $49.50. Contact: Lee Valley & Veritas, P.O. Box 1780, Ogdensburg, NY 13669-6780. Tel: 800-871-8158. www.leevalley.com
This article originally appeared in the May 2009 issue.