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    Saw some post on here where you use a magnifying glass with a light. Is this mounted to the saw or is it somthing that sits on the table?

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    Some mount on the saw some are telescoping and attach to a shelf above or near the saw.
    "Still Montana Mike"

    "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
    Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC

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    • #3
      Originally posted by littlepig View Post
      Saw some post on here where you use a magnifying glass with a light. Is this mounted to the saw or is it somthing that sits on the table?
      But, if you mount it on the saw and there is the slightest bit of vibration - it will drive you nuts.
      The good woodworker does not craft the wood for honor. He uses his craft to honor the wood.

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      • #4
        tgiro,
        you are absolutely right!
        "Still Montana Mike"

        "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
        Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC

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        • #5
          Hey Littlepig, I have a DeWalt saw on a DeWalt stand. I have my lighted magnifier mounted on a board that is clamped to my stand. I do not get any vibration transfered to the light and it stays where I want it.
          Dan in So.Ca.

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          • #6
            I have a hawk saw and my magnifing light is mounted on the saw and does not vibrate.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by mcscroller View Post
              I have a hawk saw and my magnifing light is mounted on the saw and does not vibrate.
              I have a Hawk as well and I am thinking of getting a lighted magnifying glass. Could you post a picture of your set-up please?

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              • #8
                Littlepig, I have used one attached to my Hegner and also attached to a shelf next to the saw. I like the one attached to the shelf best of all. I am able to swing it out of the way when not needed.
                Hawaiilad
                Larry

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                • #9
                  Here are a few pictures of my saw setup. I hope you find this helpful.
                  Attached Files

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                  • #10
                    I also have mine mounted on my dewalt 788 & no problem with vibration. You can mount it any way that you see fit & whatever works for you. I like it mounted that way, so when i move the saw, the light & magnifier stays the same. Works great.
                    PERK

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                    • #11
                      I have a Dewalt and a magnifying lens/light that I got at Office Max. I mounted my light on the wall behind the saw. It is right there where I need it, and is unaffected by any vibrations.
                      Mtnman Jim

                      taking life as it comes and trying to make the best of it

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by mcscroller View Post
                        Here are a few pictures of my saw setup. I hope you find this helpful.
                        Thanks, that's just the kind of set-up I'd like.

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                        • #13
                          I stoped useing mine I found it slowed me down I guess trying to br too carefull staying on the line ??

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                          • #14
                            Magnifying topic should be made a sticky, it comes up so often.

                            http://www.scrollsawer.com/forum/too...ades/34068.htm

                            A word of warning about this magnifier.
                            The magnet base is actually too strong, once it is fixed to metal, it is very difficult to get off.
                            I keep mine flat on the back of the scroll saws base. Occasionally, I'll be working on a larger project, and I have to move the lamp.
                            Its stuck on so good you can't slide it around, so you are forced to grasp the stem of the base, and try to tip it on an edge. Once you do that, you can lift it up and reposition it.

                            Doing that yesterday, I snapped the base right off from the light.
                            With nothing to grip on to now to tip it, I couldn't even get the base off the saw. I had to use a hammer to bump it over to the edge, where I finally pried it off.
                            Luckily it was a clean break, and I was able to load it with jb weld, and reattach it.
                            Seeking to avoid that happening again, I tested to see how it would hold if there was 1/8 wood between it and the metal. It still stuck really strong, but with the wood there you are able to easily shift it around, or take it off if need be. So I cut a nice circle of scrap wood, and this now sits between the magnet base, and the metal it is attached to.

                            I advise you do the same, the stem cannot handle the stress of breaking contact when its metal to metal.
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                            Last edited by Xray; 10-20-2011, 07:02 PM.

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                            • #15
                              I have mine mounted directly to the table on my EX-21. No vibration.

                              Jan

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