LumberJocks

Best miter saw hack I've seen yet!!

  • Advertise with us

« back to Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories forum

Forum topic by rwe2156 posted 12-06-2017 05:55 PM 836 views 2 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View rwe2156's profile

rwe2156

2714 posts in 1317 days


12-06-2017 05:55 PM

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

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!


13 replies so far

View Redoak49's profile

Redoak49

2894 posts in 1825 days


#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?

View ScottKaye's profile (online now)

ScottKaye

547 posts in 1789 days


#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

-- "Nothing happens until you build it"

View Ripper70's profile

Ripper70

613 posts in 745 days


#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.

-- "You know, I'm such a great driver, it's incomprehensible that they took my license away." --Vince Ricardo

View rbrjr1's profile

rbrjr1

95 posts in 42 days


#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.

-- measure twice, cut once.

View richardchaos's profile

richardchaos

546 posts in 216 days


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

One of the best hacks I have ever watched

-- β€œIn a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” ― George Orwell

View Jerry's profile

Jerry

2450 posts in 1484 days


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

Brilliant, Thank You!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

View woodbutcherbynight's profile

woodbutcherbynight

3644 posts in 2245 days


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

Sweet idea.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

View Rayne's profile

Rayne

636 posts in 1376 days


#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.

View Rayne's profile

Rayne

636 posts in 1376 days


#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

View BurlyBob's profile

BurlyBob

5051 posts in 2102 days


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

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

View Bob5103's profile

Bob5103

81 posts in 670 days


#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!

View Rayne's profile

Rayne

636 posts in 1376 days


#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.

View Rayne's profile

Rayne

636 posts in 1376 days


#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!

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com