I've noticed a few posts on this over the last months, and just wanted to
add that mine has the same "pin problem." (That is, the pivot pin just drops
out of the gauge). Pretty poorly designed piece of equipment, really. On a
positive note, the Incra V27 I got to replace it looks to be well designed
and well built. Still, I had expected better from JET. It's one thing to
replace a stock accessory to get additional features or increased accuracy,
but it shouldn't be necessary to replace it just to be able to perform a
Would you guys quite talking about the pin falling out!!! I've had my JET
saw for about 5 years and never had a problem with the pin until the first
time I used it after a post about the pin falling out. Sure enough, I'm
getting screwy cuts and it's because the pin fell out. Now you've jinxed me
Larry C in Auburn, WA
"Lewis" < email@example.com> wrote in message
I finally got two pins from Jet for the miter gauge. I took a file and ran
it across the pin holding the file on edge to make groves in it. Then put a
dab of red loctite on it. I also bought the V27 while waiting on the pins. I
have the jet gauges set for exactly 90 deg. and use it only for box joints.
Honestly, it's such a silly design that I didn't even worry about trying to
make it stay together with Loctite. I suppose it would hold for a while, but
we're talking about a smooth-sided hole, with a smooth-sided pin that is
just slightly smaller than the hole. Gravity will always win in the end.
I use jigs more often than the miter gauge. I only discovered the pin
was missing after making about 5 crosscuts and seeing that each had a
different version of 90 degrees =:~0
Jet is sending me some new pins (.48 US but after a bit of conversation
about postage costing more than the pins they're sending them free).
While waiting, I found a good use for those old POS 1/4" borg special
router bits. The shaft on a veining (sp?) bit is exactly the right size
to make a temp repair until the pins arrive. I've ground a burr on the
bit's shaft and pressed it into place. Should it loosen again, gravity
and that burr should keep it from getting lost. It works so well that
I'll just put the real pins into the misc. file when they get here.
Larry G. Laminger
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