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Forum topic by BadgerJoe posted 03-03-2015 05:01 PM 581 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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BadgerJoe

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03-03-2015 05:01 PM

Good Morning!

I am looking to build a miter saw station to replace my portable DeWalt miter saw stand. I plan to incorporate a sliding stop and fixed measurement tape, and I’m wondering if there is anywhere that I can buy the plastic viewing window for the measurement tape with a precision line on it – similar to those found on most table saw fences.

I can always make one with some acrylic, but I thought if I could pick one up for a few bucks it would save some time.

Thanks for your help!

Joe


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English

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#1 posted 03-04-2015 09:20 PM

Rockler has them in several lengths

http://www.rockler.com/self-adhesive-measuring-tape

-- John, Suffolk Virgina

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#2 posted 03-04-2015 09:59 PM

John, Joe is looking for the plastic lens with the index mark, not the tape itself.

I didn’t check any aftermarket suppliers, but I was sitting at my bench with my laptop and looked over at my table saw. I checked the Sawstop website parts store and they do offer a “fence position indicator lens” for $3.00. It looks like it has a nice scribed line and a built in magnification lens. I am certain that all manufacturers have similar spare parts. You should be able to find just what you need.

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#3 posted 03-05-2015 01:32 AM

Thanks Kazooman! The SawStop part looks like it will work perfectly, and you can’t beat the price!

Best regards,

Joe

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