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Offline AndrewG

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Re: More fun with 80/20...??
« Reply #150 on: March 17, 2019, 10:49 PM »
Just wondering if anyone has come up with a way to attach a measurement scale to the 80/20? I’m thinking of using it as a MFT fence?

Many thanks,
Andy

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Online rst

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Re: More fun with 80/20...??
« Reply #151 on: March 18, 2019, 08:24 AM »
I use industrial stick on tapes, I have 16'ers one on both sides of my saw used for prepping storefront aluminum, and 8'ers on either side of my Makita slider at home.  I made my extensions with 8020 extrusions and my scale is attached to their triangular extrusion.
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« Last Edit: March 18, 2019, 08:27 AM by rst »

Offline Cheese

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Re: More fun with 80/20...??
« Reply #152 on: March 18, 2019, 10:23 AM »
Just wondering if anyone has come up with a way to attach a measurement scale to the 80/20? I’m thinking of using it as a MFT fence?

Starrett makes self adhesive tapes available in imperial and metric.

Also available in L to R and R to L measurement.

http://us.test.starrett.com/category/jobsite--shop-tools/measure-stix/310105#currentPage=1&displayMode=grid&itemsPerPage=12&sortBy=wp/asc







Offline DustyTools

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Re: More fun with 80/20...??
« Reply #153 on: March 18, 2019, 11:08 AM »
Just wondering if anyone has come up with a way to attach a measurement scale to the 80/20? I’m thinking of using it as a MFT fence?

Starrett makes self adhesive tapes available in imperial and metric.

Also available in L to R and R to L measurement.

http://us.test.starrett.com/category/jobsite--shop-tools/measure-stix/310105#currentPage=1&displayMode=grid&itemsPerPage=12&sortBy=wp/asc

Starrett’s are too wide. Kreg’s do fit perfectly but they are costly.


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Offline tallgrass

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Re: More fun with 80/20...??
« Reply #154 on: March 19, 2019, 03:37 AM »
Costly? More expensive than cutting mistakes. More expensive than the time lost looking for an economical alternative. I am not saying money means nothing, however unless one's time is worth very little, I would argue save you time , get what you need and move forward. 2cents
 

Online Mario Turcot

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Re: More fun with 80/20...??
« Reply #155 on: March 19, 2019, 09:15 AM »
L.V. have 8 different auto adhesive tapes

L to R, R to L, Imperial, Metric, 1/2", 3/4"

From 14$ to 17$ each

P.S. I suggest that you use nail varnish on each ends to prevent peeling.
« Last Edit: March 19, 2019, 09:21 AM by Mario Turcot »
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Offline RightAngleDesign

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Re: More fun with 80/20...??
« Reply #156 on: March 19, 2019, 10:54 AM »
Regarding cutting aluminum, I've spent considerable time cutting 6061 with my Kapex and table saw for my own work tables. I bought blades designed for cutting aluminum from Forrest for both. Though many will remind us that it's not very hard, aluminum is "sticky" in a machining sort of way, and I've found that a product called Tap Magic Aluminum is ideal for smoothing both the cutting action and the result. You still need to proceed carefully and make certain you secure the material.
Kapex, Domino, multiple sanders, 1400, LR32, TS55

Offline Cheese

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Re: More fun with 80/20...??
« Reply #157 on: March 19, 2019, 11:34 AM »
Regarding cutting aluminum, I've spent considerable time cutting 6061 with my Kapex and table saw for my own work tables. I bought blades designed for cutting aluminum from Forrest for both. Though many will remind us that it's not very hard, aluminum is "sticky" in a machining sort of way, and I've found that a product called Tap Magic Aluminum is ideal for smoothing both the cutting action and the result.

I used to use Tap Magic but it gets a bit messy, I now use this Milwaukee soap/wax for the last 4-5 years on the band saw and the 14" chop saw. I just rub it on the blade every couple of cuts.


Offline DustyTools

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Re: More fun with 80/20...??
« Reply #158 on: March 19, 2019, 12:23 PM »
Costly? More expensive than cutting mistakes. More expensive than the time lost looking for an economical alternative. I am not saying money means nothing, however unless one's time is worth very little, I would argue save you time , get what you need and move forward. 2cents
Fair point we are on the Festool forum discussing 80/20. $15 for an adhesive tape is a rounding error :)


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