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Forum: Track System Power Tools and Dust Collection 03-05-2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,298
Posted By tomp913
Festool obviously recognized the potential...

Festool obviously recognized the potential problem and sell a stop to clamp to the track to minimize kickback - here's a video showing how to make a DIY version out of some little pieces of scrap.
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Forum: Track System Power Tools and Dust Collection 03-05-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,298
Posted By tomp913
Let's count the number of things that the user...

Let's count the number of things that the user did wrong...................
Forum: Track System Power Tools and Dust Collection 03-04-2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,298
Posted By tomp913
Dino, Maybe that's why I feel more...

Dino,

Maybe that's why I feel more comfortable cutting R-L with the UEG as the blade is then behind the saw - although I think it's more to do with being stubbornly right-handed.

I hadn't...
Forum: Track System Power Tools and Dust Collection 03-04-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,298
Posted By tomp913
I'd have to watch the various videos a couple...

I'd have to watch the various videos a couple more times, but my initial thought is that someone really looked at the ergonomics and the system was made for right-handed people (apologies to you...
Forum: Positioning and Measuring Systems 03-03-2019, 09:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 595
Posted By tomp913
Thanks Rick. I think I've posted here before...

Thanks Rick. I think I've posted here before about having a local machine shop skim all four edges so I can use either. Probably right though, with two knobs it should be pretty stable.

Tom
Forum: Positioning and Measuring Systems 03-03-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 595
Posted By tomp913
Mike, I have a Festool MFT, 55" Makita track...

Mike,

I have a Festool MFT, 55" Makita track saw and rail, the standard GRS square and the Rip Dogs parallel guides. No long rail because I feel that the UEG is, by far, the best way to rip down a...
Forum: Positioning and Measuring Systems 03-03-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 595
Posted By tomp913
Rick, As has been said in the past, "You are...

Rick,

As has been said in the past, "You are the man". I must have missed that post. Did you find if it made any difference to either the accuracy (don't see how it could, but...) or the...
Forum: Positioning and Measuring Systems 03-03-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 595
Posted By tomp913
What a coincidence. There was just a post on...

What a coincidence. There was just a post on another forum showing a DIY alternative to the GRS square. Here is a photo of the assembly - imagine an EZ track, a short piece of connector and a knob...
Forum: RipSizer 01-12-2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,847
Posted By tomp913
In approximately 40 years of cutting...

In approximately 40 years of cutting particleboard, plywood and MDF, I've never checked a sheet edge for being straight - and never felt that there's been a problem because I didn't. Depending on...
Forum: RipSizer 01-11-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 203
Posted By tomp913
Cabinet Maker or similar.

Cabinet Maker or similar.
Forum: The Old Wood Stove 12-30-2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,287
Posted By tomp913
I break down plywood sheets on a cutting grid...

I break down plywood sheets on a cutting grid made from strips of plywood with "egg-crate" joints - it doesn't fold, but breaks down quickly for easy storage.

Here's the grid being assembled for...
Forum: RipSizer 12-14-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,017
Posted By tomp913
Here's a simpler, although non-adjustable,...

Here's a simpler, although non-adjustable, version of an edge guide, purpose made for a specific width - see the explanation starting around 5:00 in the video. While adjustable guides are nice, a few...
Forum: Cabinet Making 12-01-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,038
Posted By tomp913
The 3" dimension is to the face of the blade...

The 3" dimension is to the face of the blade plate, the actual cut will be slightly shorter, by the overhang of the carbide tooth.

To use a gauge to locate from the marked cut line, you would need...
Forum: Package design advice 10-27-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 651
Posted By tomp913
For both situations, you need a short length of...

For both situations, you need a short length of connector with two holes in it; a through hole (with c'sink as needed) for attaching the connector to the surface and a second tapped hole for a...
Forum: RipSizer 09-14-2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,563
Posted By tomp913
@davehodge I looked at that on my initial...

@davehodge

I looked at that on my initial pass at the change - my original idea using some hardware I had lying around - but it was a little fussy so I went with the through bolt.

7422

I...
Forum: RipSizer 09-14-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,563
Posted By tomp913
Mine didn't come with any scale markings on the...

Mine didn't come with any scale markings on the arm, guess it was an early model?

7419

I've always adjusted the rip width by leaning the assembly on the front arm - for consistency, this always...
Forum: Guide Rail Systems 08-19-2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,436
Posted By tomp913
I used these with pieces of connector extrusion...

I used these with pieces of connector extrusion to make clamps for my Brand "X" tracks when I was fitting new doors in the laundry room - used the brand "X" because I have connectors to join two...
Forum: Rant, Rate, Rave & Review 07-10-2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,470
Posted By tomp913
I looked at the web site, and the "What's...

I looked at the web site, and the "What's Included" tab shows the old "Smart Clamps" as being included with the track combo, even though the photos show the toggle clamps - I was looking to see if...
Forum: Rant, Rate, Rave & Review 07-05-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,470
Posted By tomp913
I seem to remember that Dino recently posted that...

I seem to remember that Dino recently posted that the vendor had lost the tooling to make (some of) the components................
Forum: Positioning and Measuring Systems 06-07-2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,497
Posted By tomp913
Why not use an Incra gauge? ...

Why not use an Incra gauge?

https://www.incrementaltools.com/INCRA_Gauge_p/ig32.htm

Range up to 7", 1/32" increments and plastic, not steel, so it won't damage carbide tools.
Forum: RipSizer 06-05-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,598
Posted By tomp913
Lee Valley has 15/32" wide stick-on steel tapes...

Lee Valley has 15/32" wide stick-on steel tapes on sale at the moment, looks as if they would fit the groove in the extrusion.

http://www.leevalley.com/us/home/page.aspx?p=32551&cat=,76833&ap=1
Forum: Power Benches 04-30-2018, 11:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,750
Posted By tomp913
Something to bear in mind is that the fence...

Something to bear in mind is that the fence located on the far side of the table - the same layout as a radial arm saw - acts as a stop for the force of the saw blade pushing the part in that...
Forum: Power Benches 04-30-2018, 01:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,750
Posted By tomp913
My reason for the t-tracks parallel to the EZ...

My reason for the t-tracks parallel to the EZ track was that I could put the fence pretty much anywhere between the front of the table and the back, based on the width of the part I was cutting, so I...
Forum: Power Benches 04-29-2018, 06:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,750
Posted By tomp913
My PBB design had t-tracks in the plywood top,...

My PBB design had t-tracks in the plywood top, mounted parallel to the EZ track. The fence bolted down to the t-tracks, could be slid back and forth and adjusted square to the track. Incra makes a...
Forum: Guide Rail Systems 04-22-2018, 12:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 960
Posted By tomp913
I would be tempted to just tack a 1x6 to the...

I would be tempted to just tack a 1x6 to the wall, offset from the cutline as needed, and make the cut with the saw base against the upper edge of the 1x. The screws would be in the waste portion. I...
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