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Old 09-10-2017, 03:27 PM
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IMO setting the cut width on the UEG should be as easy and accurate as setting the cut width on a TS.
Why not have the saw attach to the UEG the same way the SME sliding cross bars attach to the ez-one? Smooth gliding action and you could implement a reliable rule or digital caliper since you won't have to measure both sides.

Or maybe instead of moving the saw and dealing with fancy brackets or a new base, have a moveable fence complete with micro adjustment screws?


I'm basing this all on the assumption that those SSME rails on the ez-one actually remain square once you move and slide them
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Old 09-10-2017, 06:47 PM
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In my experience the SSME sliding rails only stay sort of square when you've moved them, not square enough to be usable.
On a tool like the UEG the fence has to be pretty darn parallel the blade or it's going to drag. It'd take a pretty sophisticated system to have the Base move and stay exactly parallel the fence.

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Why not have the saw attach to the UEG the same way the SME sliding cross bars attach to the ez-one? Smooth gliding action and you could implement a reliable rule or digital caliper since you won't have to measure both sides.

Or maybe instead of moving the saw and dealing with fancy brackets or a new base, have a moveable fence complete with micro adjustment screws?


I'm basing this all on the assumption that those SSME rails on the ez-one actually remain square once you move and slide them
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Old 09-10-2017, 08:51 PM
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In my experience the SSME sliding rails only stay sort of square when you've moved them, not square enough to be usable.

Well there goes that idea.
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Old 11-18-2017, 01:10 AM
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I have been using the UG for more than a year and must say that it has made unsafe, inaccurate breaking down of sheet goods a thing of the past. I hated cutting plywood down to to size with a table saw...unsafe and way too heavy.
The UG eliminates all the heavy lifting...unsafe effort to feed 4x8 sheets through table saw...I stand the full sheet of 3/4 ply on edge and walk the full cut safely. It's a no-brainer to use the UG on any sheet goods for me.
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Old 11-18-2017, 08:08 PM
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I have been using the UG for more than a year and must say that it has made unsafe, inaccurate breaking down of sheet goods a thing of the past. I hated cutting plywood down to to size with a table saw...unsafe and way too heavy.
The UG eliminates all the heavy lifting...unsafe effort to feed 4x8 sheets through table saw...I stand the full sheet of 3/4 ply on edge and walk the full cut safely. It's a no-brainer to use the UG on any sheet goods for me.
Thanks Dino...
Hi guys.
I was thinking to start a new product line with all the 'issues solved"
Few managers with no clue in ez and few guys unwilling
to learn the minor details can bring ez to extinction.
No excuses for all the above.
h e fact is that the uEG is the best tool for ripping.
I will make it 100% perfect.
Until is done...please, measure from blade to cut line.

Thanks
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Old 11-21-2017, 03:44 PM
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Dino, “unwilling guys to learn the minor details”. That may be true statement and I’m one that is certainly willing to learn. Unfortunately I’m a hobbyist with very little time spent on wood worker but like the ideal of a Tack saw and your’s in particular has intrigued me for some time. I have purschase the Cabinet Maker, UEG, EZSmart Rouiding Kit & a piece of track 72”(?) and I just Purchased the Bridge Kit and bought two pieces of SME . I can count on my hand the number of times I used all of above. And in the process to build a Power Bench.

With the above being said about the UEG, I just Cut 4 pieces, 12 ½” off a new piece plywood and ripped in halve 2 - 2x10x12’. I was much happier this time on ripping my plywood after/knowing my blade set-up was wrong, 3 1/16” vs 3”. I filed down the FIN and I believed it fixed my earlier problem I believe I said in some earlier post years ago. Unfortunately upon closer inspection I did have one piece that had a serve in the plywood cut, no worries I was cutting the plywood to make something that wasn’t critical, (i.e. CABINT). But was hopping to use the UEG to create a Paulk Bench/PPB.

I’m hoping the NEW UEG can eliminate some operator error/finesse. Mt thoughts that the outer edge needs to be 2” wider on each end but I’m guessing you tried/experimenting to come up with the ultimate solution.

Also, the reason I set my blade offset to 3 1/16” was from a posting on this forum and was not real sure the measurement should be.

Maybe the new brackets will fix my UEG Problems and the NEW EZ Two will have a good introductory price as the current EZ One you have on sale now.

Thanks for being so involved/passionate in your project and responding on “tracksawforum”.

Mike
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Old 11-21-2017, 09:46 PM
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I'm sure there are several of us, me included, that would love a chance to pay attention to the details and be involved in such an innovative company.

After successfully launching a couple of non-profits, I learned that it's often easier to teach true believers the necessary skills than to convince a skilled or experienced person to believe in your vision. I also felt more generous toward those I knew really believed in what we were doing.
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Old 01-10-2018, 10:35 PM
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Also, the reason I set my blade offset to 3 1/16” was from a posting on this forum and was not real sure the measurement should be.

Mike
My saw also came with the blade to groove distance at 3-1/16" which totally eliminated the use of the fin. I bought one of the new fin inserts and am going to reset the saw on the base to see if having the fin will solve some of the problems I've been having with the UEH, primarily in ripping wider parts. I've attached a write-up showing how I made a fixture to set the correct 3" distance from the groove to the edge of the blade.

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Old 02-10-2018, 04:05 PM
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My saw also came with the blade to groove distance at 3-1/16" which totally eliminated the use of the fin. I bought one of the new fin inserts and am going to reset the saw on the base to see if having the fin will solve some of the problems I've been having with the UEH, primarily in ripping wider parts. I've attached a write-up showing how I made a fixture to set the correct 3" distance from the groove to the edge of the blade.

Tom
Hi Tom.
Straight forward...simple and simple again.
I think we will offer the same or similar to final get this "issue" over.
You just give me an idea.
I will make the ez base to cut at all degrees on the same exact line.
much better than the one's that they use that feature as a selling point but
it does,t really work nice or with different blade widths.

thanks
the ueg is going to be named the Spider saw
with panel saw , tablesaw and tracksaw Yes, Tracksaw without the track...
here is a link of a smart guy transforming his ueg to a panel saw.

https://youtu.be/5DU-plzP3N8
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Old 02-10-2018, 05:30 PM
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Thanks Dino.

I had the idea of making the fixture as a molded plastic part, should be an easy (and cheap) mold to make, and supply one with each base. This would allow you to eliminate the "fingers" on the base - I'm assuming that the molds to include the fingers were expensive, plus I'm sure that there are a percentage of parts where the fingers get damaged or broken off in shipping and handling. The separate gauge would be a simple solution. Plus, your customer would have an easy way of switching the base to another saw while still keeping the required 3" distance.

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