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Old 09-13-2013, 04:04 PM
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Hello all,
I'm not an experienced woodworker or anything. I needed something to perform straight cuts with using my cheap 2 year old Black & decker 7-1/4 hand saw.

The first thing when opening the box I found the directions and the wrong invoice/packing slip! Come on EurekaZone! The directions are absolutely horrible. No detail what so ever. No exploded view of what hardware goes where, I figured out the end caps The hardware that comes attached to the channels, do I need to remove it to put together?? I have some idea how to install the base to the saw watching some guys video on Youtube but, It's a different base. Could someone help me out? I don't have a tap, is that required or just a 5/16" dia hole? Are there any videos on how to assemble the UEG? So far not impressed, I hope that will change when I use it.

Thanks.

New problem. I guess my saw will not work with this base. When I align the tabs of the base with my saw blade there is no where for me to attach the UEG base to my saws base along that entire side.

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Old 09-13-2013, 07:35 PM
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The pre-drilled hoses in the base are convenient, but not mandatory. You can drill holes wherever you need them. All you need to be sure of is to countersink the head of the screw in the base so it doesn't impede the movement of the base on the wood. I don't have your model of saw, but I've got the bases installed on a Hitachi and a Dewalt 7-1/4 inch saws. I didn't tap either of my saw bases, but just used the included bolts and nuts to attach the base.
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Old 09-13-2013, 08:17 PM
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Thanks, lex. I know I read you can put the screws anywhere but, it doesn't have a mounting point on the skinny side of the UEG base and the skinny side of my saws metal base is the best way I know how to describe it. Maybe I can post some pictures.
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Old 09-13-2013, 09:00 PM
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You only need 3 or 4 screws. Don't over think it. Just look for places where the bolts don't interfere with anything else.


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Old 09-13-2013, 11:14 PM
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Thanks, lex. I know I read you can put the screws anywhere but, it doesn't have a mounting point on the skinny side of the UEG base and the skinny side of my saws metal base is the best way I know how to describe it. Maybe I can post some pictures.
Sven,
install the fin and use it to align the blade with the fin.

that is the best way to make sure that the Fin is aligned to the blade.
we did have some issues with the Fin and were working to provide
bullet -proof instructions....

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Old 09-13-2013, 11:16 PM
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Ok, Burt. I just won't have any holding over the entire skinny side (right side in the picture). I guess the weight of the saw when in use should be ok. I'll have to pick up a countersink. What size would you recommend or do you know the size that came with the base? Thanks.
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Old 09-13-2013, 11:20 PM
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Sven,
install the fin and use it to align the blade with the fin.

that is the best way to make sure that the Fin is aligned to the blade.
we did have some issues with the Fin and were working to provide
bullet -proof instructions....

Tx.
So, Dino are you saying not to use the alignment tabs on the base and use just the fin? The fin seems to be slightly wider than my blade but, it says the blade is a thin kerf blade.
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Old 09-13-2013, 11:29 PM
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Sven,
Here is a drawing showing how the hardware goes in. Hope this helps.

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Old 09-13-2013, 11:44 PM
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Sven,
Here is a drawing showing how the hardware goes in. Hope this helps.

Joe
That's a big help Joe, thank you! I'm going to try to put it all together tomorrow when I'm fresh.
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Old 09-14-2013, 12:10 AM
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Sven,

You don't need anything fastening the EZ base to the thin side of your saw's base. Three screws into the beefy part of the saws base are sufficient. The screws just hold the saw in alignment with the slot in which the track ridge rides.
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