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    i dont know about anyone else but i need a light under the table so i can more easily
    'thread' the lower blade. i have an EX-21 that has a problem with the bottom blade
    holder which is, it pushes the blade out when i tighten the knob.
    i need a light under the table so i can see to push the blade in with a small flat screw
    driver while tightening the knob and i came up with a cheap light that lets me do that.

    i took a cheapo flashlight from Harbor Freight and mounted it to a thick copper wire
    which is bendable and that is mounted to a peace of wood with several magnets in it
    to mount on the table. below pictures should speak for themselves.
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    Last edited by Northerner; 04-10-2012, 02:37 PM.


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  • #2
    good job. I love it when a plan comes together.
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    StephenD


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    • #3
      Just a tip...

      Here is the preferred way to post photos. This method will apply a thumbnail so that messages load faster, keeping those who are still on dial up in mind.

      If it is a new thread scroll down below the message box to additional options and look for manage attachments,Click on Manage Attachments, click Browse, find your file name on your computer, click it, then click Upload. It may take a few seconds to load.
      Once you see the file name under current attachments you can close the window.
      If you want you can Preview Post (a wise choice) then if all is well, click on Submit reply.

      If you are uploading a picture to an existing thread (conversation)
      Click on the Go Advanced button under the reply box, Click on Manage Attachments, click Browse, find your file name on your computer, click it, then click Upload. It may take a few seconds to load.
      Once you see the file name under current attachments you can close the window.
      If you want you can Preview Post (a wise choice) then if all is well, click on Submit reply.
      Good luck
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      "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
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      • #4
        Interesting photo of your lower blade clamp. Is the upper blade clamp off center also so that the cut is straight?

        Roger

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        • #5
          It appears ramjet is correct. Have you considered getting some blue loctite and centering the lower blade clamp. Open the thumb screw and turn the hex head screw on the left hand side a couple of turns to center the blade. Your suggestion for the light is a kewl idea.

          Now can you help me figure out how to get down on my hands and knees to look under my saw like that? LOL I have not had that view since I assembled my stand, if I got down there I could never get back up on my own with my bad hip. getting old is for the birds but it beats the alternative I suppose. Heavy sigh...
          "Still Montana Mike"

          "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
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          • #6
            That blade clamp looks like the ones on a 788. Check your clamp screw and make sure the spinning tip spins freely. If it's gummed up it will move and or hockey stick the blade.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by wood-n-things View Post
              It appears ramjet is correct. Have you considered getting some blue loctite and centering the lower blade clamp. Open the thumb screw and turn the hex head screw on the left hand side a couple of turns to center the blade. Your suggestion for the light is a kewl idea.

              Now can you help me figure out how to get down on my hands and knees to look under my saw like that? LOL I have not had that view since I assembled my stand, if I got down there I could never get back up on my own with my bad hip. getting old is for the birds but it beats the alternative I suppose. Heavy sigh...

              Mike are you a hippy too now, what happened ?
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              Not be from Lunch.

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              • #8
                stephenD: glad you like it!

                Mike: pictures fixed

                RamJet: set screw is set in just past flush with left side, as is top clamp and
                both have loctite.

                Mike: my chair is fairly low so i just lean forward a bit to look under, could
                lean more if i didnt have this big spare tire around me. and getting on my
                knees will never happen as my cartilage is gone their, plus have severe arthritis
                in feet, knees, hips and back.

                oily: threaded knob spins fine, tried old one and also put in new knob and it
                spins fine. i cant remember if it was Ray or someone on forum that thinks the
                clamp has spread open and is causing the problem.
                i have to save up and going to buy some replacement parts for my Excalibur
                such as the clamps top and bottom and the long arm pieces inside the upper
                and lower arms.
                i have a friend that lives in Dallas and i should just have him drop off my saw
                to Ray after he picks it up the next time he is back here to visit and Ray can
                do his magic and ship it back when he is done, then it will be like new plus
                run perfect after Ray tunes it up.


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                • #9
                  Very clever idea. I love it. How do you switch the light on and off? Is the switch on the end of the flashlight?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Denco View Post
                    How do you switch the light on and off? Is the switch on the end of the flashlight?
                    yup, its a little rubber button on the end


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