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Old 08-16-2017, 09:53 PM
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Hi Guys.

The easy way is to bring the blade to the fence.
Make a simple mark using a utility knife? or an arrow?
That is your zero mark. Many other ways to micro-adjust
for the thickness of the blade....

very soon we will offer special brackets that allows the arms to be moved.
No more holes and long arms sticking out.
Routers. drills, sanders, jig saws .... they will fit very easy.
The same time the brackets will allow
the UEG to work with the tracks.
Imagine that?
The brackets will make the UEG fully adjustable.
That will zero the tape or any marks that you have.
The same time it will allow you to adjust the UEG in order to be used
with many tools. Many new functions and benefits.
and like always...you don't have to buy another UEG.
The new brackets solve the problem and offer many more.
The UEG is going to become an entire tool system and
a new HYBRID tracksaw.

thanks.
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Old 08-17-2017, 02:00 AM
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The other thing I've found with the UEG that I don't like is that when you loan it out it's hard to get it back. My brother has had mine for months on a remodel of his son's house.
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Old 08-17-2017, 02:03 AM
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Special brackets? Hybrid track saw? Entire tool system? Works with many tools? Don't have to buy new UEG?

Makes sense to mount a variety of tools to the edge guide.

Can't wait to see this. Any word on when we'll see this?
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Old 08-17-2017, 09:55 AM
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If you go back to my thread I posted earlier about how I set up mine you'll see it's easy to setup an accurate indicator on the base and ignore the molded indicator, which could be off depending on how you set your saw on base.
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Old 08-17-2017, 10:30 AM
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Jack, thanks for reminding me of your setup. Mine works okay, but I'm thinking I'll tune up my UEG using your method.
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Old 08-21-2017, 03:39 AM
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Hi Guys.

The easy way is to bring the blade to the fence.
Make a simple mark using a utility knife? or an arrow?
That is your zero mark. Many other ways to micro-adjust
for the thickness of the blade....

very soon we will offer special brackets that allows the arms to be moved.
No more holes and long arms sticking out.
Routers. drills, sanders, jig saws .... they will fit very easy.
The same time the brackets will allow
the UEG to work with the tracks.
Imagine that?
The brackets will make the UEG fully adjustable.
That will zero the tape or any marks that you have.
The same time it will allow you to adjust the UEG in order to be used
with many tools. Many new functions and benefits.
and like always...you don't have to buy another UEG.
The new brackets solve the problem and offer many more.
The UEG is going to become an entire tool system and
a new HYBRID tracksaw.

thanks.
YCF dino
It sounds like you are replacing the Universal Saw base with something better, adjustable?
Will it have the Fin useable on the 8.25" Makita Saw. Can you provide me with one that works as promised instead of Promises to work but doesn't.

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Old 08-22-2017, 10:58 PM
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It sounds like you are replacing the Universal Saw base with something better, adjustable?
Will it have the Fin useable on the 8.25" Makita Saw. Can you provide me with one that works as promised instead of Promises to work but doesn't.

Ken Graham
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Ken, The arms will be adjustable to line-up the printed mark and do many more functions. the brackets will eliminate the screwing and the edge guide will accept
more tools. NO> You don't have to buy another edge guide. ( only the brackets)
about the FIN. In the future I will make the smart base in two pieces if needs more room for the fin. simply cut the base in half?
OR, use very screws with a small plastic bushing? ? We will find the way because the UEG is the best ripping tool.

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Old 09-05-2017, 12:47 AM
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If the saw blade is placed in line with the fin then the mark on the base in front of the blade is the mark that should be used to reference the scale scale (not some silly thing 1/2" to the side) .

So if the saw is turned and were touching the fence thats where the 0 should be. If turned the other way so its a few inches from the fence up to 24" then again the mark directly in front of the blade is how many inches it should be, ... In my opinion.

As the 0 mark is starting at the fence now, your 0 would be the side of the blade, and when saw is reversed it may be the other side of blade so one may have to compensate to 1 side or other of the cut line but that should be it not 1/2" to 2" out.

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Old 09-09-2017, 06:46 PM
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If the saw blade is placed in line with the fin then the mark on the base in front of the blade is the mark that should be used to reference the scale scale (not some silly thing 1/2" to the side) .

So if the saw is turned and were touching the fence thats where the 0 should be. If turned the other way so its a few inches from the fence up to 24" then again the mark directly in front of the blade is how many inches it should be, ... In my opinion.

As the 0 mark is starting at the fence now, your 0 would be the side of the blade, and when saw is reversed it may be the other side of blade so one may have to compensate to 1 side or other of the cut line but that should be it not 1/2" to 2" out.

Ken Graham
Hi Ken,
I did few installations to see the cut quality.
Using 2 fins or 2 pre-cut flat inserts ( Bruce's idea) to align the blade
gives you the ultimate in clean cuts and ease of use.
About the mark...One ruler without the glue...is better
you can set the ruler stick anywhere.
I was even thinking to have no ruler at all.
Make a test cut and transfer the cut line to the saw base.
no mistakes. One thing for sure...don't use your tape measure for anything.
Or at least start from 1"

enjoy the weekend.
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Old 09-10-2017, 01:49 PM
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I don't understand what trying to be said regarding the Fin. I do know that when mounting my Base I've got Fin aligned with the blade as well as possible and the scales on the arms of the UEG do not indicate cut width.
Regarding the Fin, saw blades come in different widths, so should Fins.
Sure, I understand that making a test cut, measuring and resetting if necessary is the most accurate but most of the time you just don't need 100% accuracy. You want it close but you just want to set it, make the cut and be done with it.
Having no ruler at all is just the lazy company's way out. It's just a way of saying we don't want to deal with it. You don't see TS fences with no scales. If you did no one would buy it.
IMO setting the cut width on the UEG should be as easy and accurate as setting the cut width on a TS.


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Hi Ken,
I did few installations to see the cut quality.
Using 2 fins or 2 pre-cut flat inserts ( Bruce's idea) to align the blade
gives you the ultimate in clean cuts and ease of use.
About the mark...One ruler without the glue...is better
you can set the ruler stick anywhere.
I was even thinking to have no ruler at all.
Make a test cut and transfer the cut line to the saw base.
no mistakes. One thing for sure...don't use your tape measure for anything.
Or at least start from 1"

enjoy the weekend.
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