Getting a tablesaw #6: Cutting Unifence and Wixey Digital Read Out

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Blog entry by nakamaruchi posted 05-06-2008 05:48 PM 1459 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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In accordance with Gary’s advice I asked Wixey if we could cut sensor strip of Wixey 700. They said that sensor strip was able to be cut at any place even after fixing up. I cut them with Festool and Metal Cutting blade made in Japan. It was very easy to finish cutting them.

But another trouble has occured—every time I write this blog I repeat this phrase.

For UNIFENCE we must use the universal magnet bracket because the standard magnet bracket does not fit Unifence body, so I needed to bend and fabricate one using the universal bracket supplied—this bracket is only a steel strip. Then I must drill fence body and use the small self tapping screws to attach the bracket.

BUT this self tapping screws were so weak that they snapped out in the middle of tapping—two times. So I drilled three holes to fix them. I must go and buy another self tapping screw or something.

-- Satoru Nakamaru, Japan ---It takes twenty years to make an overnight success. -- And if my English is strange or incorrect, please tell me.

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#1 posted 05-06-2008 07:19 PM

If the screws snapped while you were driving them, the holes are probably too small.
You could probably buy a tap and drill to make threads. That way you will not even need self tapping screws.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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