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Help!--I need a replacement cursor for my 10 year old Jet Contractor Saw

by thelogmanc
posted 01-23-2017 02:18 PM


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Lazyman

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#1 posted 01-23-2017 02:33 PM

Can you just make one out of plexiglass or a piece of polycarbonate?

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#2 posted 01-23-2017 02:38 PM

Something like this might be an option as well:
http://www.mikestools.com/Jet-Tool-Part-110049-Jet-Pointer_110049.aspx

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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Woodchuck2010

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#3 posted 01-23-2017 02:40 PM

Polycarbonate. You can make a fine cursor line in the poly using a razor. Highlight the line with a color of your choosing. Pretty easy really.

-- Chuck, Michigan,

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#4 posted 01-23-2017 02:56 PM



Something like this might be an option as well:
http://www.mikestools.com/Jet-Tool-Part-110049-Jet-Pointer_110049.aspx

- Lazyman

Excellent!

-- Chuck, Michigan,

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#5 posted 01-23-2017 03:01 PM

I agree with making one.

On my Unisaw, I don’t actually use it anyway. I have always set my fence using a direct measure of the distance from the blade to the fence. Even with a cursor all set up, I would be checking that blade-to-fence gap by hand for any cut where precision mattered.

-- Jim, Houston, TX

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thelogmanc

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#6 posted 01-23-2017 07:18 PM

Thank y’all, hadn’t even processed how unimportant the cursor is for precise cuts. I’ll make one out of plexiglass and not worry about the parallax from the height over the rail.

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#7 posted 01-23-2017 08:16 PM

I’d just cut a little ‘teardrop’ piece of aluminium, drill a hole, and mount it to that screw. Wouldn’t cost anything and would work just as well. Maybe paint it red if you want a good contrast.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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