|Forum topic by Whiskers||posted 02-04-2014 02:30 AM||779 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
02-04-2014 02:30 AM
I have a very old craftsman miter saw. I got it when I was in my early 20s and I’m now 56. I had seen this and other flavors of the idea but recently I picked one up real cheap. It’s the Infinirator or something like that widget for making a old miter or skil type saw a laser saw. Initially I worried if it would work on my saw, but according to the Rockler website it looked like it would work so I got it while it was on sale recently. You can get it cheaper than from Rockler sometimes from amazon but at the moment that was my best option.
This thing fit perfect on my antique saw. After doing the usual rough line ups I normally do now as I pull the blade down I know exactly how much is going to be cut or trimmed.
Where this thing really excels is when I am sneaking up on cuts. In particular I’m putting in a bunch of fluorescent lights and need to fit pieces of scraps up between rafters that vary from cut to cut. It quick and easy now, stick board up an make rough measure and mark which I know will be too big, cut, than sneak a kerf at a time until it fits tight, than make pocket holes.
There are a couple makers of this type of thing, point is if it works on your saw it great. Why spend a couple hundred bucks to upgrade to the new techy stuff when for $10-15 you can make your 25+ year old tool as good or better than them.