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Laser Cutting Guide for Femi NG120ABS bandsaw

Cut the frustration when setting the stock in the vice

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Alan Wood 419/05/2021 12:33:43
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The link below gives details of construction of a laser based cutting guide to help stock positioning on a Femi NG120ABS. The device may be applicable to other bandsaws or cutting devices.

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Tony Pratt 119/05/2021 12:47:39
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I was interested in one of these until I saw the pricefrown I will have to stick to my old Kennedy Hexacut.

Tony

not done it yet19/05/2021 14:17:14
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The cut will be a constant distance from the vise jaw? Is that really too difficult to achieve - without one of these?

Alan Wood 419/05/2021 14:41:10
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Not being related to an octopus I struggle to hold a short chunky unbalanced piece of stock in the right position between the clamp jaws, measure the protruding length and tighten the vice handle simultaneously. Clearly I am at a physical or perhaps mental disadvantage to more worldly folk.

JasonB19/05/2021 14:41:34
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Posted by not done it yet on 19/05/2021 14:17:14:

The cut will be a constant distance from the vise jaw? Is that really too difficult to achieve - without one of these?

May be handy if you are using it for mitre cuts

Myself I just lower the blade until it is just above the workpiece and slide that along until my mark is under the blade

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Oldiron19/05/2021 16:36:33
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Posted by JasonB on 19/05/2021 14:41:34:

May be handy if you are using it for mitre cuts

Myself I just lower the blade until it is just above the workpiece and slide that along until my mark is under the blade

Just it has been done since a powered sawing machine was invented. Never needed more than the 2 hands I was given.

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Andy Stopford20/05/2021 19:22:33
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Aha, a use for the £1.99 laser pointer bought, for some unknown reason, from ebay a while back.

The question is, should I fit it to the bandsaw, or the Hexacut?

Alan Wood 421/05/2021 10:00:23
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Way to go Andy ... there has been a lot of interest so I have updated the blog with a download ZIP file with the Gerbers and STEP files.

In passing I sent the laser details to the UK Femi agent and they told me that Femi have now starting to fit lasers to their new models starting with the DCS110.

Andy Stopford21/05/2021 21:31:11
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Yes, the Hexacut* I think. It lives in the dark under the bench, so the laser would definitely make it easier to set up.

*funny how many posts there've been about these recently.

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