|Forum topic by Charlie||posted 09-22-2012 03:46 PM||489 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
09-22-2012 03:46 PM
I just bought an EB-3 for $108 shipped.
Made a couple of test cuts… several actually… and the miter gauge was sloppy in the slot again. Huh? So I adjusted it AGAIN to get it snug, but still sliding nicely. A few test cuts and it’s sloppy again. Now I’m like, “Are you freakin’ kidding me?”. So I examined it and discovered that the little set screws that you adjust to take up the slop, were touching the edges of the miter slot in such a way that a little back and forth motion would actually cause them to TURN and go out of adjustment.
I came up with all kinds of exotic “fixes” and then just decided to fix it by buying an Osborne EB-3.
Most people who need to use a miter gauge regularly don’t seem too happy with the stock miter gauge and this seems like a logical “fix”
So far this kitchen remodel has netted me a bunch of new tools.
And we’re STILL saving a TON of money over what it would have cost us to have pre-built cabinets and a contractor doing the work.
This job has been really hard on the oldest of my tools. My old Craftsman circular saw and my 3/8 corded drill are about to give up and quit. And my Makita cordless drill is getting real tired as well. I might be able to keep the Makita going just by getting some new batteries if they still make them for this drill. Even if they do I’d have to see if the cost would be better put towards a new cordless drill. The corded drill and circular saw may make it to the end of this job, but …. not sure. :)
Anyways… I should have the EB-3 on Thursday. We’ll see how that works out.