|Miter saw installation Guide
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The Laserkerf can be attached to a great many miter saws. This section
will show the typical installations.
The Laserkerf is attached to a flat surface behind the blade, as shown
below. Some saws such as the Dewalt 708 need an additional bracket to
have enough surface area for the adhesive to hold properly. Additional
saws and their required brackets are listed on the Laserkerf
The Laserkerf requires a space 2 1/4" high x 3/4" thick
x 2" wide(including horizontal knob).
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As indicated on the product label DO NOT look into the laser when
it is on.
Two cable clips are provided to secure the wire away from moving portions
of the saw, DO NOT operate the saw with the cable hanging lose.
The unit is provided with a 110vAC-power supply or battery pack. The
Laserkerf should be mounted 5” to 8” from the work surface.
The laser has a horizontal adjustment of +/- .250” and an angular
adjustment of +/- 30 degrees. The unit is to be attached to the saw
with an adhesive strip that is located on the back of the Laserkerf.
Average life of the laser is 5000hrs.
When Laserkerf is used on a miter saw the laser should be mounted
in back of the blade.
When Laserkerf is used with on a radial arm saw the laser should
be mounted in front of the blade
1. Make sure that the saw is aligned properly per the owner’s
2. Join two 1 x 4’s ( 1x 6 for 12” saws) at a right angle.
See Figure 4 below. Clamp the wood to the saw table.
3. Bring the saw down and cut partially through the wood as shown in
4. Unplug the saw.
5. Once you have determined approximately where the bracket will be
positioned per the saw specific installation instructions from the web
site, place the laser and bracket and turn the laser on. The beam should
shine about 2” behind the fence with the saw up. If the angle
of he bracket is adjustable angle it to position the beam. Mark the
position of the bracket.
6. Clean the area where the bracket is to mount with mineral spirits
to remove any contamination. Remove the backing from the adhesive and
stick the B-x bracket to the saw. If you are using a W-x bracket, attach
it to the Laserkerf, see figure 5.
7. Turn the laser on and, without removing the adhesive cover, place
the laser against the bracket or mounting surface and point the laser
through the slot at the divot in the wood. Use the angular adjustment
to align the beam vertically through the slot onto the divot. You do
not need to remove the rubber band to adjust the angle; simply push
right or left on the top of the bump made by the adjustment knob. The
laser must be emitting directly in line with the blade. Notice the red
beam on the back of the saw teeth in Figure 3 below.
8. Once you have determined where the laser will be positioned, clean
the area with mineral spirits to remove any contamination. Allow the
area to dry completely.
9. Remove the backing from the adhesive on the laser or “W”
bracket. Holding the laser at a slight angle to the mounting surface,
as determined in step 7, ground the bottom edge of the laser against
the mounting surface, making sure that the beam is illuminating the
divot. Press the laser completely against the surface and hold firmly
for 10 seconds. The horizontal adjustment can be used to move the beam
left or right as needed. If necessary, the laser can be removed and
reattached to improve alignment during the first few minutes. The Laserkerf
is now aligned to the blade.
10. Allow the adhesive to bond for at least three hours before using
the saw. The adhesive is very aggressive and will cure in 48 to 72 hours.
11. Before using the saw, make sure that the black rubber band completely
covers the angular wheel and the slot on the back of the box, and be
sure to position the cable clips (included with the laser) to the saw
to hold the cable away from any moving parts.
12. Locate a convenient place to install the on/off switch using its
adhesive pad. The assembly process is complete. Enjoy your Laserkerf
for many years to come.