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Forum topic by roofner posted 06-05-2013 02:33 AM 2158 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-05-2013 02:33 AM

Here is what look promising and reasonable priced guide . It has anti chipping and a rival knife behind blade to cut down kickback . Price is $75

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#1 posted 06-05-2013 02:59 AM

I find the riving knife generally not helpful with a handheld
saw setup. On a table saw it is good to have.

Thumbs up for the Eurekazone system though. I have the
tracks and for value I find them way more tool for the
money than Festool (which I used to own so I know).

The rip guides that index off the edge of the plywood
are only as accurate as that edge it. Also, it takes
skill to minimize problems at the beginning and end
of the cut. EZ-smart anti-chip is very good.

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#2 posted 06-09-2013 03:43 PM

loren, I always removed the riving knifes from circular saws.
they bend and after few cuts you have more problems than benefits.

Yes, It takes some skill at the start and finish.
If your cut is out by 1/32” in the first cut…the second cut is out much more than double.
The solution is to apply pressure at the front when you start and at the rear when you exit.

The oversize guide and handle together with the FIN don’t allow any room for my mistakes.

This one is attached to the base and has no play.
prevents kickbacks and keeps the cut straight the same time.
I use the UEG more than the guide rails. 99% I reach for the UEG.
Makes no sense to set the tracks with the repeaters and move them every time.
Pick the saw-move the panel-reset the tracks and allover again…cut after cut.

Yes, I make the tool in the post but I use it every day.
I hope I don’t violate the rules for providing 2 quick videos to explain the FIN and the new sawbase.

Even better, here is a link from the forum with 2 quick videos.

ycf dino

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#3 posted 06-09-2013 04:03 PM

Looks like a good system at a fair price. The only thing I wonder about is how well it works making wider cuts like 24” for cabinet work ?

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#4 posted 06-09-2013 04:16 PM

24” is fine.
Keep in mind that we have 2 guides to keep the UEG straight.
The Fin is actually a guide.

More than 24” is getting harder for your back.
we can make it any size. But is much easier to remove 12” from 48” than cut 36”.

Even better if you avoid ALL handling. Cut vertically
What the video don’t show is that I secured the panel to the 1×4’s from behind.
Working in a more “elegant” way to keep the top piece from dropping and pinching the blade.
Even if the FIN keeps the top piece from pinching the blade. best to avoid the pressure.

Screw or nail a scrap block right at the cut line. ( at both ends)
cut the block ( not all the way) and remove after the cut.
Much better than lifting the 4×8 panel.

As we all know…with heavy panels the biggest problem is …large and heavy?
Even cross cuts can be done super clean with the new insert in the base.
The blade in the video is $5.00 blade ….


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#5 posted 06-11-2013 04:30 AM

I have the kreg rip cut best of these jigs that I have tried because of the accurate rule to set width and if you do not rip over 10” works great but as Jim says what happens at 24” not easy to control. However the UEG has a much wider guide so it should work better throughout the cut. The UEG does not have the built in measuring system that kreg rip cut. I am considering buying the UEG.

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#6 posted 06-12-2013 01:50 PM

Roofner? nice name:)

I asked other users to post pictures using the UEG.
I had no issues ripping 24” wide.
more than 24” I don’t want to try it because of my bad back.
I like to do wide rips vertically and avoid lifting full sheets.

As we all know most accidents working with large panels is from lifting and handling.
The Fin makes vertical cuts easy. At the edge you have the oversize edge guide and pusher bar.
At the cut line the FIN keeps the saw inline …even if the edge guide some how gets off the edge.

Tape sticks will be provided in a later date…
we always try to teach the use of story sticks first.
Or, the use of ONE tape measure for all your cuts?
Here is a thread that I asked the guys to post pictures.

Looks like most users are reaching for the UEG and they find other uses for the guide rails.

ycf dino

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