|Forum topic by dbhost||posted 09-02-2009 08:25 PM||1120 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
09-02-2009 08:25 PM
It seems like the first thing after setting up and aligning all the things that need aligned on the Ryobi BT3×00 series saws, one of the first things new owners do is “paint the red line”, meaning they literally take, usually model paint, or a paint pen, or even a sharpie, and make a thin red line exactly in line with the blade in the piece of table between the front rail, and the blade…
I have never seen this done on any other table saw. Just the Ryobi BT3×00 (and its Craftsman cousins).
Why is that? This seems like such a no brainer. If you can see the red line, you know if you are crossing it with anything that you might not want sawn through like your thumb… This seems to me a HUGE safety feature that others might want.
Do owners of other saws do this? I mean other saws other than Ryobi? (I have seen a few BTS-21 owners do this as well…)
BTW, if you are unfamiliar with the top of the BT3×00, it is not smooth / flat, but rather ribbed with the tops of the ribs milled flat, the paint line is in the valley between two of the ribs.
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