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Forum topic by ianlee74 posted 05-14-2010 07:27 AM 949 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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ianlee74

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05-14-2010 07:27 AM

I don’t get to spend nearly as much time in my shop as I wish (isn’t that everyone’s situation?) and I get out of the habit of doing things and often have to “remember” the old fashioned way… For example, twice in the past couple of months I have forgotten to take out my phenolic zero clearance insert before setting the angle on my table saw. The first time it bent my Freud blade… Tonight I busted the insert in half. Luckily the blade seems to still be true this time. This is getting expensive!!! Does anyone have a trick that helps you remember to remove the insert when setting the angle on your table saw?

Thanks,

Moron

-- Ian, Tennessee


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#1 posted 05-14-2010 08:27 AM

Wrap a little barbed wire on that handle. You’ll remember:-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 05-14-2010 03:01 PM

That might do it… ;)

-- Ian, Tennessee

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#3 posted 05-14-2010 04:40 PM

Skarp, good point. I do need to build one of those jigs for my sled. However, since I got my Wikey magnetic bevel guage it is so fast and easy to set a perfect angle that setting the angle really hasn’t been an issue. Maybe if I just hang something on the handle that’ll remind me :)

-- Ian, Tennessee

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#4 posted 05-14-2010 04:42 PM

I keep the std. insert on the saw until I’m ready to need the ZCI.
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

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#5 posted 05-15-2010 02:30 AM

Those Wixeys work great. I’m sure something a little nicer than barbed wire will work ;-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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