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I need a Dual Hairline Cursor for my Grizzly table saw fence.....Where can I get one?

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Forum topic by Sailor posted 08-10-2009 05:32 AM 4128 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Sailor

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08-10-2009 05:32 AM

The Shop Fox Classice fence on my Grizzly 1023SL is a good fence, no complaints. I do have trouble sometimes getting the fence set “right on the money” because I guess when I look down through the cursor and to the tape I am not always directly above the mark. This of course would make my fence setting slightly inaccurate.

I have seen somewhere a dual hairline cursor for a fence but I can’t seem to find just the cursor without buying a whole new fence system. Anyone know where I can find one?

Or how can improve my sighting accuracy on my existing cursor/fence? (without using a level to lay my face against every time I move the fence!)

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#1 posted 08-10-2009 06:12 AM

My Powermatic PM2000 has a dual line cursor. The cursor is a screw on part. Maybe you can get a PM replacement and adapt it.

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#2 posted 08-10-2009 06:45 AM

How About Grizzly?

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#3 posted 08-10-2009 07:09 AM

Aren’t you still going to be off at the same angle looking between two lines?

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#4 posted 08-10-2009 06:26 PM

I generally only use the sight line for rough settings then measure to the blade. More accurate and dependable. The setting also changes if you change kerf size on the blades. Just my two cents. BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#5 posted 08-10-2009 07:54 PM

I will check PM, thanks.

I checked Grizzly and I couldn’t find anything.

The hairlines are on top of each other, not side my side. So you line up the top one with the bottom one and you know you are right above the sight.

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#6 posted 08-10-2009 10:53 PM

The line can’t be more than an 1/8 above the scale, with your eye 18-24” above that, it can’t be very far off. How much error are you getting?

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#7 posted 08-11-2009 03:26 AM

Barrry,
I like the idea of creating my own, I will have to give it some thought thanks!

Topa,
I am getting about 1/16” or maybe 3/32” sometimes. Other times it may be right on the money…...

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#8 posted 08-11-2009 03:56 AM

Geez!!, that seems like a lot. If you take a dark hair and tape it down with making tape, you’ll be able to adjust it until you find the spot you want it.

I wonder if there are other issues besides the line up? Like some slop in the clamping system????

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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dfarr

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#9 posted 08-12-2009 03:24 AM

The April/May ‘09 Woodcraft magazine has an idea to solve this problem in the Tips and Tricks section that might help. It suggests cutting a kerf notch in the indicator (or making a new one out of clear acrylic) The two sides of the notch will give you your dual hairline cursor spaced exactly the width of your blade.

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#10 posted 08-12-2009 06:05 AM

Today, right before I was leaving the shop, I was cutting something on the table saw when I realized that my tape was 1/8” off. It was correct the other day, I think, I know it was when I first put it on…...

I checked the sight to see if it was loose, it was plenty snug and wouldn’t budge. Some sort of mystery, I will have to investigate this more tomorrow.

-- Dothan, Alabama Check out my woodworking blog! http://woodworkingtrip.blogspot.com/ Also my Youtube Channel's Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/SailingAndSuch

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