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#1 posted 12-11-2008 11:06 PM

Yeah, I know what you mean about cheap tools, but when I needed it, it was ASAP (no time for Craigslist) and the budget was severely limited. I haven’t been able to find a peep about it on google, and nothing on image search but the stock picture. I think I might be in uncharted territory. “Here there be sea monsters!”

Failing any better advice, I’ll probably tackle this tonight. The saw has two round rams or slide bars, or whatever side by side, and where the head attaches, there is a set screw on the bottom, so here’s my plan.
1: I’ll mark the ram where the head clamps over it.
2: I’ll mark where the laser reads at the end of the table – if I mark where the laser reads extended, then rotated the head to where it matches when retracted, that should mean the laser is in the same plane as the slide, and since the laser is on with the blade, I think that should work. Here’s hoping. More than anything, I just hope I don’t make anything WORSE!

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