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 in the Complete Installation Guide.
The Laserkerf requires a space 2 1/4" high x 3/4" thick x 2" wide (including horizontal knob).
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 manual.
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 figure 4.
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.