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Forum topic by Knothead62 posted 05-15-2013 10:09 AM 423 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Knothead62

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05-15-2013 10:09 AM

Topic tags/keywords: table saw instructions tablesaw

My son is building what would be described as a trundle bed. He came by to use the chop saw and table saw. The TS is a Ryobi that has the sliding panel and the adjustable fence for angle cutting. We were cutting the boards on the TS and couldn’t get a 90 deg. angle. The fence kept slipping! While fiddling with the panel, I noticed a small metal part on the sliding panel that would raise up. We discovered it was to hold the fence in place to keep it from moving! Now we could cut a 90 deg. accurately! The bed is about 1/8 smaller than it started out.
Real men don’t read instructions! They just cut boards that are out of square.


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toolie

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#1 posted 05-15-2013 01:28 PM

whenever friends ask for my help in fixing something, my first question to them is ” where’s the OM?” too many look at me with a stupified look and ask, “what do you need that for?” my reply, “so i can figure out how to fix it” unfortunately, that leaves too many of them with the same stupified look on their faces. i even had one friend who proudly boasted that the OM was the first thing they threw away at the completion of the installation. go figure.

-- there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.

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helluvawreck

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#2 posted 05-15-2013 01:37 PM

My wife has told me a thousand times, ”READ THE INSTRUCTIONS”. After all of these years it’s starting to sink in.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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BBF

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#3 posted 05-15-2013 01:49 PM

Luckily more and more OM’s are now online.

-- I've never been disappointed buying quality but I have been disappointed buying good enough.

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Knothead62

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#4 posted 05-15-2013 04:52 PM

I have used the TS for some small jobs but didn’t need the fence to cut angles. Just think what I can do now that I know how to operate it!
I don’t throw away the OM. Printed off one for my riding mower and the engine.

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MrRon

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#5 posted 05-15-2013 05:44 PM

People today don’t like to read, either because they think they know it all or they don’t comprehend what they read. How many people read the manual that came with a new car? I know my wife didn’t and has to ask me how something works.

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