Holmz, is the headlamp kind of tongue in cheek, like, "just wear a headlamp"? or did you actually mount the light from the headlamp to the jigsaw? I believe you posted this same link on the Festool group and I just saw the headlamp. I can certainly wear a headlamp, but I am interested in the challenge of getting a light on the saw in a cool way. Cheers,
I may look like a moron, but I have one of these:
Use it for getting wine out of a cool room, looking for crap when the power is out. Prancing around the yard in the dark looking for things like the sprinklers having a leak. Soldering or doing wire work when I am inside. Look for stuff in boxes. And running the jig saw inside of a cabinet or other times when there is not enough light. Doing things in the car, and under the dash or under the bonnet.
For the jig saw, I would rather one that works, without an LED, then an LED on a saw that is dodgy. And it works with the router too.
So it is not really tongue in cheek, but more of a serious "Get a head lamp - you will find a use for it" statement.
An LED on the jig saw would be good... but the headlamp will be useful in the interim.
There is an advantage to LEDs on the saw in that you don't get shadows from the light source being emitted from one's head. I suspect a plastic shroud could be attached with velcro with a small LED light to illuminate it so the blade is evenly lit in a flat manner all around.
Post by huntsgemein on Dec 10, 2017 18:27:30 GMT -5
Fitment of just about any LED light source is just about a non-issue for most tools. The relative elegance of the installation, for those anal enough to actually care, presumably is. Plus, one wouldn't wish the device to de-install at critical moments mid-cut. Creative use of modern adhesives, self-adhesive velcro patches & strips & the consistent application of trial & error should provide a workable solution. In certain circumstances a small light source mounted close to & focused upon the cutting edge & cutline will trump the all-round versatility of a head torch: drills, circular & jig saws & routers should benefit the most from close-coupled lighting. Sometimes, even the small amount of parallax & shadows cast from an operator's head mounted torch may be problematic. For those of us (me!) with deteriorating nearfield vision, close coupling is beneficial.
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bengt: Oh please the ks60 is better in every way. 60 degree miter in both directions. Bevels past 45(essential in a saw that must cut on the flat) Bigger blade more capacity. The Metabo hpt has 57 degree miter max and 45 bevel max.
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