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12-06-2017 05:55 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHM8K-JS-Wk

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#1 posted 12-06-2017 06:47 PM

That is pretty good.

I wish people would add some description to their posts. So many times, I just see something like “look at this video”. Would it hurt to add something about adding a shadow cut line to a miter saw?

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#2 posted 12-06-2017 07:45 PM


That is pretty good.

I wish people would add some description to their posts. So many times, I just see something like “look at this video”. Would it hurt to add something about adding a shadow cut line to a miter saw?

- Redoak49

The description was in the title and having just watched that video, I have to agree. That was the best miter saw hack ever.. Especially since I have the exact same saw (Bosch 12” glide) and will implement the same hack to my saw. By the way, for those that want more description, “How To: Add A LED Shadow Line To A Miter Saw (CHEAP!)” I just ordered my LED light from Amazon for $12.

Scott

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#3 posted 12-06-2017 08:04 PM

That is a great hack. I have the DeWalt with the XPS light and have to say the shadow line really works and is considerably better and more accurate than a laser line. DeWalt does sell an accessory XPS light that can be added to DeWalt miter saws but it’ll set you back about $90 bucks.

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#4 posted 12-06-2017 09:04 PM

awesome..
I still have the old guard for my craftsman radial arm saw (prior to the recall).. I’ll be hacking into that thing to get the bugs worked out before I put it on the new guard.

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#5 posted 12-06-2017 11:40 PM

One of the best hacks I have ever watched

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#6 posted 12-07-2017 12:47 AM

Brilliant, Thank You!

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#7 posted 12-07-2017 02:23 AM

Sweet idea.

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#8 posted 12-07-2017 04:33 AM

Great hack indeed. The LED light is in my cart, but I may look around for a similar one that I can hack more readily. I have a very cheap soldering iron and don’t have the extra hands thing he was using. I’d rather just splice the wires to extend it and go from there.

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#9 posted 12-07-2017 04:39 AM

Going to give this one a shot. 12” gooseneck length. Maybe 0 modification to the light itself for a few bucks more.

LED Light, Magnetic Mount Anywhere, 12-Inches Flexible Gooseneck Arm Multifunctional Worklight, 20 Daylight LEDs, Craft lights

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#10 posted 12-07-2017 05:32 AM

Excellent idea. I just might have to try that on my saw.

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#11 posted 12-10-2017 02:33 AM



Going to give this one a shot. 12” gooseneck length. Maybe 0 modification to the light itself for a few bucks more.

LED Light, Magnetic Mount Anywhere, 12-Inches Flexible Gooseneck Arm Multifunctional Worklight, 20 Daylight LEDs, Craft lights

- Rayne


I really liked this idea, so I ordered the 12” led and just finished adding it my saw. Unfortunately the 12” isn’t quite long enough to reach the metal bracket for the blade guard. Instead of cutting and re-soldering the wires I installed the light without any mods. The switch ends up about 3” to the rear of the blade guard and is very easy to reach ant turn on. I hot glued the the goose neck along the full length and it is very sturdy. I am really going to like this setup, it adds the one thing to this saw that was missing!

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#12 posted 12-10-2017 02:49 AM


Going to give this one a shot. 12” gooseneck length. Maybe 0 modification to the light itself for a few bucks more.

LED Light, Magnetic Mount Anywhere, 12-Inches Flexible Gooseneck Arm Multifunctional Worklight, 20 Daylight LEDs, Craft lights

- Rayne

I really liked this idea, so I ordered the 12” led and just finished adding it my saw. Unfortunately the 12” isn t quite long enough to reach the metal bracket for the blade guard. Instead of cutting and re-soldering the wires I installed the light without any mods. The switch ends up about 3” to the rear of the blade guard and is very easy to reach ant turn on. I hot glued the the goose neck along the full length and it is very sturdy. I am really going to like this setup, it adds the one thing to this saw that was missing!

- Bob5103

Awesome! I’m actually in the middle of soldering now as the wires inside were plenty long to just splice, instead of unsoldering from the circuit board. I had the basics of a soldering iron from like 20 years ago with a higher melting temp for the solder, so I’m going to pick up some cheap stuff at HF to assist, plus I need some heatshrink tubes. Can’t find mine. :-/ I like the experience of soldering anyways. I’ll post mine when I’m done. Glad that worked for you that way.

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#13 posted 12-10-2017 06:28 PM

Just completed my mod. I’m not sure if the 12” version has a different size housing, but I was able to modify the black cover enough to put all 4 screws back in. Looks and works great. Thanks for posting!

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#14 posted 12-18-2017 03:22 PM

Hey guys!

My name is Chris and I made the youtube video thats floating around on here! Im really happy to see people doing this mod! If anyone has any questions or comments for me I’m here!

Thanks again for passing this around!

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#15 posted 12-18-2017 04:38 PM

THANK YOU Chris !!!
that is one of the best after market gadgets I have seen in a very long time.
not only for accuracy – but to perhaps save someone from the accidental cuts
that can either cost a work piece or some fingers.

AWESOME !! Thank You for taking the time to put the video together !!

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