Thread: Laser sight
11th Sep 2000, 09:29 AM #1
I often have trouble cutting on the marked line when using a sliding saw on my triton workbench and I have read on some US posts that there was a saw with a laser sight.
I have decided to adopt the idea and mount a laser pointer on the top of my saw which will be aligned with the blade, hopefully accurate cuts. Cause I stuck my neck out and I have a lovely little project build 12 bloody knockdown saw horses for our local pony club after a committee member saw one at our place with two saddles on it "Oh, thats a good idea, did you make it", "yes", "pony club could use something like that, can you make it for us", "of course I can", Thankyou, we will supply the timber for 12 of them", "@$#*^@#".
Any thoughts on the laser sight? and any volunteers for the saddle racks?Stupidity kills. Absolute stupidity kills absolutely.
12th Sep 2000, 12:40 AM #2
Laser sights,you should get a good handle on em' at the show Iain,even the OOF's (order of old farts)might show an interest.
I mean there,s amazin' things happenin' with lasers these day's why theres ol'folk and ol' farts walkin'around with good eyesight given that new fangled looksee retina arrangement!
Lookin' for saddles mate, I don't like your chances I mean if you can't get a cup of coffee off the boss what makes you think you'll fare any better with us.:P We're already saddled, some of us with a devils eye view of a Visa card!!
Cheers and I hope you find what you need.
[This message has been edited by John Saxton (edited 12 September 2000).]Johnno
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12th Oct 2000, 02:36 PM #3Senior Member
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I have used a laser pointer on my Triton 2000 saw table for a few months now.
The pointer is mounted at the far end and reflects off the blade and onto the table & work at the feed as it enters the blade to give a visual line to be as a warning to keeps one's fingers the hell out of it.
The laser is mounted on a peice of 40mm x 12mm x 480mm and is secured in a 12mm hole with 2 set screws for adjustment and a rummer band wrapped around is the on off switch. There is a hinge half way down and this is spring loaded, again with a rubber band. This is to allow for long peices/ripping so it folds out the way.
The laser is mounted about 5 mm above the bench top and off to one side of the blade approc 3 mm, reflecting foo the blade and onto the table top.
This gives a line that is very visible and not bothered by vibration.
12th Oct 2000, 03:19 PM #4
That is similar to what I planned but I was going to mount it on the handle of the saw on my Triton and shoot onto the marked line thus letting me know where I am (or going to be), I hate those 1/4" discrepancies and fiddling around under the saw to see where the blade is exactly. Now, if I used a gas or ruby unit I wouldn't need the saw, but the smell of burning timber would be a little disconcerting.Stupidity kills. Absolute stupidity kills absolutely.