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02-01-2016 12:58 PM

I was working in my garage/shop this weekend building a sofa table when I came across this on the floor. Any idea what this is or what it may have fallen out/off of?

I was using my new Delta 36-725 table saw, mitre saw, Kreg pocket hole jig, jig saw, various hand tools. I can’t imagine what this fell out of.


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#1 posted 02-01-2016 01:03 PM

Looks like maybe a pointer for a mitre gauge, fat part goes comes out the back, curved side of the mitre gauge and points down at an angle scale.

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#2 posted 02-01-2016 01:06 PM



Looks like maybe a pointer for a mitre gauge, fat part goes comes out the back, curved side of the mitre gauge and points down at an angle scale.

- Picklehead

Don’t think I have any mitre gauge like that.

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#3 posted 02-01-2016 01:16 PM

it’s the indicator pointer for something.

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#4 posted 02-01-2016 01:23 PM

The non-pointy end looks like it may have a bolt mark on it? Like it was held in place for something.
Perhaps it was some sort of corner brace up and under the tablesaws frame?

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#5 posted 02-01-2016 01:25 PM



The non-pointy end looks like it may have a bolt mark on it? Like it was held in place for something.
Perhaps it was some sort of corner brace up and under the tablesaws frame?

- JoeinGa

I don’t think it came from the table saw based on where it was in the garage.

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#6 posted 02-01-2016 01:26 PM

A pointer for a meter gauge or a jointer or a table saw, etc.

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#7 posted 02-01-2016 02:08 PM

My first thought agrees with everyone else, pointer for a miter gauge.

Edit – Maybe this pic will help.

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#8 posted 02-01-2016 02:19 PM

Winner above! You can even see the impression from the set screw on the side.

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#9 posted 02-01-2016 02:25 PM

oh! i did use my delta’s mitre guage a few times this weekend. i’ve never seen it on there so i didn’t think it came from that. it must have been on the garage floor since i unpacked and put the saw together a few weeks ago.

thanks, i’ll check it out tonight.

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#10 posted 02-01-2016 04:03 PM



oh! i did use my delta s mitre guage a few times this weekend. i ve never seen it on there so i didn t think it came from that. it must have been on the garage floor since i unpacked and put the saw together a few weeks ago.

thanks, i ll check it out tonight.

- ragin_cajuns

Maybe it fell off a while back and you are just now finding it…it could’ve been hiding somewhere. It does look like the pointer on my 36-725 miter gauge.

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#11 posted 02-01-2016 04:11 PM

off topic but speaking of the 36-725mitre gauge…...it has 3 small allen set screws in the side of the track that rides in the slot on the table saw. the first time i used the mitre gauge i had to screw one or two on them in a little to get the mitre gauge to fit in the track as the screw heads were sitting out a fraction to far. i screwed them in and it fit. put it back in the storage slot. next time i used it the screws were out again so i had to screw them in. i’ve used it 3 or 4 times and every time i have to screw those little allen screws in or it doesn’t fit in the slot. what’s up with that?

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#12 posted 02-01-2016 04:20 PM

Mine has done similar in past…once enough saw dust is packed into holes it stops :) I’ve thought about a little of the Loctite blue on them but keep forgetting to pick up a tube. I have some Loctite red but don’t want to use it. Also, I’m not sure I could apply Loctite on threads and get set screw adjusted before Loctite sets up.

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