I just checked my tilting base & it looks like bad news. The markings are white on mine and at first glance and touch they seemed to be etched into the metal. I scraped very lightly with my fingernail to verify that they were in fact etched and the white flakes off very easy. Yours still seems odd though because mine does have the positive stop at 22.5 and bottoms out at 45 and nothing scrapes. Pathetic for an accessory that is so expensive to not etch the markings or at least use something fingernail proof.
I haven't even used mine yet so it was in perfect out of the box condition when I just walked out to the shop to inspect it.
Post by MrToolJunkie on May 20, 2014 23:43:33 GMT -5
I agree that it should have etched markings. Of course I never trust scales and use them for directional info only and would use a bevel gauge to set it correctly anyway so I am not too worried about it. The detents I will trust to be spot on and most of my bevels will be at 45 anyway.
BTW I checked again and mine does click into place at 22.5 So I guess for usage it won't make much difference as those are the most used angles and for the others you'd measure it anyway but still it shouldn't be that way
No redundancy intended but I also agree with all comments above. I can only ever picture using the bevel foot for scribes which an exact angle would be unnecessary and would use other saws for accurate bevels anyway so I personally don't care much other than the fact that it is lame for the high price as already mentioned by others. I have had the thing for a few months and haven't used it yet so needless to say I am not losing sleep over it but it is pathetic for the price.
Post by MrToolJunkie on May 23, 2014 0:04:13 GMT -5
Used my saw again today and it just makes me smile. Never would have thought a jigsaw could cut this well. Amazing is an understatement. I have turned to this saw more than any other since I got it to put it through its paces and because it is such a joy to use. The cuts coming off the saw look like they can off a circular saw...they are that good. Really enjoying this saw.
Post by MrToolJunkie on May 27, 2014 12:02:10 GMT -5
Glad that this was taken care of for you too. Used mine this past weekend and it is awesome. Shot some video of cutting several 1/4 inch strips in Cherry...cut perfectly with the guide rail -- two cuts were spot on exact thickness and one was off by .001 - .002...amazing. Never in a million years would I have expected a jigsaw to be able to cut like that.
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Aug 17, 2019 14:18:58 GMT -5
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Sept 9, 2019 20:02:24 GMT -5
abdon: I stand corrected , the angle fence is only attaches with F -Tracks , what confused me was , that the Timberwolf site mentioned it will work with the NFU machine, yes it will work but only I guess when you use the Ftrack , with other tracks Like the KSS L.
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glynnco: Did you order from GereedschapPro? I see them as in stock but I'm located in the US and am not sure if they ship here. I sent them an email asking about shipping but it was returned undeliverable...
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Dec 11, 2020 13:58:36 GMT -5
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