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Knothead62

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438 days ago

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 438 days ago

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 438 days ago

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 438 days ago

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 438 days ago

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 438 days ago

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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