Has anyone incorporated a line laser with their saw into 2nd and 3rd generation cutting using LamPro? What do you do? Thinking about trying one.
I wouldn’t sell the laser dot idea short as it works better than anything else I’ve tried. If you have the ability to mount it on a flexible arm on a magnetic base, mount it so that it is a couple inches in front of the blade and high enough so that it won’t be bumped. Next, put a scrap board that is the same thickness as your board on your miter at the target angle and push into the blade and then pull it back without letting it change its position on the fence. The kerf the blade made is now in perfect alignment with the blade. Next, move the laser so that the beam is perpendicular to the table and point it into the kerf. Your laser dot is now perfectly aligned with the blade. If your laser isn’t at the perfect angle, it won’t matter because the scrap board is the same thickness as your laminated board and so the registration of the beam and your target is correct at the point of intersection.Thanks Mark, I am familiar with that post. I followed it years ago too. The laser dot is not the same as a line laser that actually shows where the blade will cut in a straight line. All my glue up stuff is patterned after Lloyds ideas. The dot, although good, leaves a little to be desired.