Install an accurate laser cutting guide on your miter saw in five minutes. It’s a cool add-on.
By the DIY experts of The Family Handyman Magazine:July / August 2008
Replace the outer
blade washer with a
laser cutting guide for
more accurate cuts on
your circular or miter
Photo by Bill Zuehlke
If you've seen those laser cutting guides on miter saws and wonder if you can add one to your old saw, take heart. It's possible, and not terribly
expensive. The guide fits alongside
the blade, replacing the outer
washer. When the saw starts running,
the guide shoots a laser beam that
shows exactly where the blade will cut.
Quarton makes a product called the
Infiniter Laser Cutting Guide, which
fits on most miter saws and circular
saws. Three small replaceable alkaline
batteries provide the power. The centrifugal
force of the saw blade automatically
starts the laser, so you see
the beam as soon as you pull the trigger.
Rockler sells the guide
(rockler.com; check the Web site to
make sure the guide will work for
your saw). I installed it on my miter
saw in less than five minutes. The
blade cut exactly on the laser mark.
Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.
Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.
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