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Offline Goldserve

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DF500 Center Mark Alignment problem?
« on: April 12, 2021, 07:31 PM »
If I take a small machinist square and line up one edge to the cutter fence and slide it up to the center mark, the line towards the inside of the tool is ~1/32 off. Is that a problem in practice?

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Offline Crazyraceguy

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Re: DF500 Center Mark Alignment problem?
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2021, 07:54 PM »
Are you saying that the line etched into the base plate and the line in the plastic cursor are not aligned?
Where does the center of the actual cut line up?
The plastic cursor is adjustable, I don't thnik the base plate is.
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Online Cheese

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Re: DF500 Center Mark Alignment problem?
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2021, 09:01 PM »
Photos are a good thing.  [smile]

Offline Goldserve

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Re: DF500 Center Mark Alignment problem?
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2021, 09:03 PM »
Okay, i'm saying the scribed line is not exactly perpendicular to the front of the machine which I am using as a reference for my machinist square.

Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: DF500 Center Mark Alignment problem?
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2021, 09:30 PM »
Is the base of the square solidly on metal or could it be jacked up by the white rubber anti-slip bumper?

Even if the embossed line is not square to the front of the machine (if that’s what you’re saying) all that matters is that it accurately indicates the center of the mortise.

Offline ChuckM

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Re: DF500 Center Mark Alignment problem?
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2021, 09:46 PM »
Photos are a good thing.  [smile]

Based on what the OP said in his first post and his subsequent reply #3, photos are not a good thing, but an excellent thing! [big grin]

Your remark is true for countless no. of posts  found in this forum and elsewhere, too.
« Last Edit: April 12, 2021, 09:51 PM by ChuckM »

Online Cheese

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Re: DF500 Center Mark Alignment problem?
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2021, 10:42 PM »
Based on what the OP said in his first post and his subsequent reply #3, photos are not a good thing, but an excellent thing! [big grin]

Your remark is true for countless no. of posts  found in this forum and elsewhere, too.

Chuck that's hilarious.  [big grin] [big grin]

One of the issues I've always had with this forum (it's the only forum I've ever known) is every adjective used has many, many definitions. Sometimes length is used when width would be a better word. Sometimes width is used when depth would be a better word. It goes on and on.

That's the reason I'm such a fan of photos, when I show you a photo you know exactly what I'm talking about. It's so simple for everyone involved and it really is a courtesy to the members of this forum that spend time trying to help others.

Offline squall_line

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Re: DF500 Center Mark Alignment problem?
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2021, 10:45 PM »
Sometimes length is used when width would be a better word. Sometimes width is used when depth would be a better word. It goes on and on.

I'm having a problem with the chamfers on my bevel cross cuts when I miter after a rip...  Can you help me get that squared up? ;)

Online Cheese

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Re: DF500 Center Mark Alignment problem?
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2021, 11:10 PM »
I'm having a problem with the chamfers on my bevel cross cuts when I miter after a rip...  Can you help me get that squared up? ;)

Absolutely...now were you talking about the lengths, depths and widths of the bevel cross cuts or were you talking about the cross cut bevel lengths depths & widths?  [tongue]

Offline ChuckM

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Re: DF500 Center Mark Alignment problem?
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2021, 11:49 PM »


I'm having a problem with the chamfers on my bevel cross cuts when I miter after a rip...  Can you help me get that squared up? ;)

May I try? [tongue]

Offline usernumber1

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Re: DF500 Center Mark Alignment problem?
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2021, 12:52 PM »
lol 1/32

its not april 1 anymore

Offline Crazyraceguy

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Re: DF500 Center Mark Alignment problem?
« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2021, 02:33 PM »
Yeah ChuckM, being on the same page is huge.
I got into it once, on another forum, with a guy about a radial arm saw. He was heck-bent to prove that I was an idiot because of cut direction.  He was insisting that you would be a complete fool to pull through the cut, that it would be dangerous ,etc. After some back and forth, I finally got him to post a picture of the saw he was talking about. Turns out to be a sliding compound miter saw! When I pointed out to him that this was not infact a radial arm saw but an SCMS, he still wasn't having it. To him, they were the same thing.......ok, I'm out.
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Offline ChuckM

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Re: DF500 Center Mark Alignment problem?
« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2021, 03:09 PM »
Terminology is definitely vital in a technical communication, CRG.

For example, I've seen people referring to the same thing on the DF500 with different labels:

Stop latch (Festool manual)
Paddle (Common usage)
Edge Stop Dog (Supplemental manual).

Offline Svar

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Re: DF500 Center Mark Alignment problem?
« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2021, 03:20 PM »
Terminology is definitely vital in a technical communication, CRG.
For example, I've seen people referring to the same thing on the DF500 with different labels:
Stop latch (Festool manual)
Paddle (Common usage)
Edge Stop Dog (Supplemental manual).
I think the correct term is "thingy" or extended form "plastic thingy"

Offline ChuckM

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Re: DF500 Center Mark Alignment problem?
« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2021, 03:30 PM »
Hahaha!

Offline squall_line

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Re: DF500 Center Mark Alignment problem?
« Reply #15 on: April 13, 2021, 03:40 PM »
Terminology is definitely vital in a technical communication, CRG.
For example, I've seen people referring to the same thing on the DF500 with different labels:
Stop latch (Festool manual)
Paddle (Common usage)
Edge Stop Dog (Supplemental manual).
I think the correct term is "thingy" or extended form "plastic thingy"

Precision in terminology is key.  So not just "Thingy", but "That thingy that used to be a pin on the 500, and is still a pin on the 700".