measuring scale for delta 10" miter saw

sandymc

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Need advice from "you pros!" I am tired of standing on my head, getting a crick in my neck and still finding out my chops don't fit! Okay..I am a poor "newbie" but I know I need a measuring scale (fence?) for my new Delta 10"...clearmount has a sale on a SR7 41" for $360. Is that a good deal...shipping is $25..need you guys (and gals) feedback??? As always, you all are lifesavers to us new kids on the block!
 

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I can’t find the model number on my Clearmount, but it sort of sounds like the one I have. I have used it for 18 years without problems. They are a good company with whom to deal (in deference to Cap’n English).

Check to make sure that the stop and hold downs are included.

That price may <u>not</u> include the metal table which, unless you’re willing to cut moulding on you knees, is needed to elevate and hold the saw to belt level.

But the $360, to me, sounds like a good deal. It's a nice unit.
 

Cliff Wilson

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Probably would get more response from the main G forum, but I have a Clearmount scale and love it. It is very easy to use, and when my Porter Cable died and I bought a Dewalt, it was extremely easy to refit and recalibrate to the new saw. Most of the ones I've seen were pretty easy to use once set up, but the Clearmount was the most straight forward for setup.

Good Luck,
 

Cliff Wilson

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Bill,

I built my own table out of 2 x 3s and some pressed board. I cut about 6 inches above waiste level and it's great! No bending, everything at the perfect hieght for me. I'lll bet it didn't even cost me twenty bucks to build the table. But, I agree, cutting on the floor is a b***h!
 

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I knew I could count on you guys!! I am ordering it today!! Starting out in this business...there is just so much out there...it is really nice to enter into a new career with such nice people out there willing to share their tips and hard earned experience....didn't mean to get all mushy....
 

Bill Henry-

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....didn't mean to get all mushy....
Well, … snap out of it!
 

sandymc

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I have died and gone to framer's heaven! Got the clearmount fence and WOW! I am so impressed! I finally KNOW it is impossible to cut frames just using a miter saw! The people there, especially Winnie were extremely helpful! Thanks grumbler guys for the recommendation!
 

Walt C

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As a next purchase to get perfect corners, I would recommend getting a miter sander.

Takes care of those minor imperfections from blade flex/vibration and adjustment errors that crop up on occasion.
 

BarryL

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The Clearmount fence is excellent. I purchased a Black and Decker workmate to put the saw and fence on and couldn't be happier. You can get it for $346 from framingsupplies.com. I am not very familiar with the Delta saw (I use a Makita), however, the blade is extremely important. Make the investement in a Forrester Cross Cut blade if you are only cutting wood.
 
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