Patent Number: 6,293,176

Title: Dual sliding rail and locking mechanism for use with a table saw

Abstract: A table saw has a frame, an upper surface and an auxiliary table and having a dual sliding rail mechanism so that the auxiliary table moves between a first position adjacent the upper surface and a second position separated from the upper surface. The dual sliding rail mechanism includes support brackets that are secured to the front and rear edge surfaces of the table saw, mounting brackets that are connected to the front and rear edge surfaces of the auxiliary table and a front and rear rail having channels that slide over the support brackets and which are secured to the auxiliary table by the mounting brackets. A locking mechanism secures the auxiliary table in any position between the first and second position. The locking mechanism has a front and rear locking plate that slides within the channels and a lever to move the locking plates between a released position where the rails slide over the support brackets and a locked position where the locking plates secure the auxiliary table in a position between the first and second positions.

Inventors: Talesky; Mark S. (Chicago, IL)

Assignee: S-B Power Tool Company

International Classification: B23D 47/02 (20060101); B23D 47/00 (20060101); B26D 007/06 ()

Expiration Date: 09/25/2018