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Old 03-29-2011, 08:37 PM
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hi guys.
A quick d-video with few mistakes and few good ideas.
a Pro-Version was done with more details and test cuts but until the editing is done...
we can get few ideas.
nothing special here but I think the alignment and installation now is much easier.
a good alignment solves few problems and we all know that there is no saw in the market with perfect alignment.
evn if you have an old saw that was dropppppped few times...
a good installation of the smart base makes the bad saw good again.

I know about the mistakes and I dont have the time to shoot another video.
learn from it and install the spacers before you remove the paper from the double sided tape.
Yous aw what I did wrong and be prepared with rubberband.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7MByMtrQ8M
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Old 03-29-2011, 11:14 PM
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Dino,

I like the new procedure. The use of the plastic strips is a great idea. The fact that you can keep the strips, measure, or cut another story stick for the offset is great.


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Old 03-29-2011, 11:42 PM
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Dino,

I like the new procedure. The use of the plastic strips is a great idea.
The fact that you can keep the strips, measure, or cut another story stick for the offset is great.

oR ( just in) attach the spacers in the front and rear of the saw. always at the right place and you dont have to look for them.
if you're like me you may have to make few spacers ....every day:{

Burt
Burt, that was the goal of using a normal saw, ez install and use the spacers for few cuts if needed.
This way the ez newcomers dont have to worry about installation or screwing the base.
A similat but much better videois taken by the pro's and waiting for editing.

so far we have 3 pro ez videos done.

smart table
smart bases
standard tracks and clamping.
We hope to make one or two videos every week and have a new start.
the back to ez.thanks.
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Old 03-30-2011, 09:35 AM
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hi guys.
A quick d-video with few mistakes and few good ideas.
a Pro-Version was done with more details and test cuts but until the editing is done...

I know about the mistakes and I dont have the time to shoot another video.
learn from it and install the spacers before you remove the paper from the double sided tape.
Yous aw what I did wrong and be prepared with rubberband.
Dino: A circular saw is like my cat - really, really doesn't like to be held upside-down.

And the blade guard, while it has probably saved my life on more than one occasion, is like my daughter - don't try to touch it or get it to move anyplace other than where it wants to be.
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Old 03-30-2011, 10:04 AM
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Dino: A circular saw is like my cat - really, really doesn't like to be held upside-down.

And the blade guard, while it has probably saved my life on more than one occasion, is like my daughter - don't try to touch it or get it to move anyplace other than where it wants to be.
Mark,

Yes but sometimes that cat has to be held upside down.

I have always found it easiest when putting a base on a saw to find some way to get it set bottom up. I like using the tape. It does take a few minute and a little mineral spirits to get the residue off after you remove a base.

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Old 03-30-2011, 10:27 AM
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I like that Idea well done
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Old 03-30-2011, 02:39 PM
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Definitely an easier install. I like the spacer idea also. Those will be very handy. I like the moduni base with the removable tab that is also used to align the blade.

I must admit that I did chuckle a few times while watching the video because I would have done the very same thing (taking the paper off the bottom tape). You know, sometimes it is nice to see unedited, real world videos. A nice break from the shows where they show something once and say "perfect fit". By the way, has anyone ever looked closely at Norm's hands on New Yankee Workshop....one scene no band-aid, the next scene there is a band-aid (I always wonder what happened).

I know you used tape, and others use rubber bands, to hold back the blade guard. My choice is a small spring clamp on the fixed guard that blocks the handle on the guard from moving. No tape to pop off, no rubber bands to snap (or lose), and no residue to clean off.

By the way Dino, we will have to redo the printed instructions on installing the base. If you have pictures of the steps, send them my way. We could actually have master instructions that show the different options for installing the base.

Keep the videos coming (no editing required).

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Old 03-30-2011, 03:06 PM
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How's the new Moduni Base work? Are there inserts that go in the blade slot like those on the Smart Base?
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Old 03-30-2011, 09:55 PM
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How's the new Moduni Base work? Are there inserts that go in the blade slot like those on the Smart Base?
sean, the moduni base comes with a renewable ac-2
we call it ac-3.

no ac-1.
there is no reason for ac-1 on the moduni base.

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Old 03-31-2011, 12:59 AM
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sean, the moduni base comes with a renewable ac-2
we call it ac-3.

no ac-1.
there is no reson for ac-1 on the moduni base.

tx

The AC-3, has been either wood or plastic over the years. A chuck the thickness of the rail, on the side that slides along next to the antichip (EAC) edge of the rail.

As for the no reason for an AC-1, that is a laugh. Some of us (left handers) would like FULL reversibility. Not that, that will ever happen.
As is, the old method I learned LONG before finding the EZ works. Carpet tape and a piece of hardboard at the front of the saw (so it doesn't interfere with the guard)


EDIT: It never even dawned on me about little spacers like that. I always thought something much larger, like Peter West's Jig for same cut-line (on either side blade saws).

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