Acrylic cursor

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Acrylic cursor

Postby Outofthewoodtoyou » Fri Mar 13, 2009 9:14 pm

Step 23. The screw just does not seem right for the cursor - or maybe I have the wrong one (its the smallest one - the allen wrench was tiny!). Anyway - to get it anywhere near tight where it would stay where you need it - the cursor cracked. I'm not sure why you chose to use a plastic cursor especially when the flip down stops are so beefy. That one part is the only "chessy" part of the whole tool.
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Postby John » Sat Mar 14, 2009 9:23 am

Cheesy? OK, kidding aside, give us a call on Monday and we will send you another. The cursor is a tight fit, but it does nothing but ride along with the front traveler, never encounters anything but air, and it allows you to see through it.

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acrylic cursor again

Postby User304717 » Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:01 am

Maybe the problem I had with my acrylic cursor is that I installed it on the outside of the traveler, rather than in the traveler groove? But, the groove is too narrow to accept the cursor. The cursor I have is 0.067" (1/16") while the groove appears to be 0.060." I'm not expert on tolerances, but this seems like it wouldn't work--IF the cursor is suppose to fit in the groove. It wasn't clear to me from the assembly instructions.

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Postby John » Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:31 am

Step 23 of the manual mentions that the cursor is to be inserted into the groove in the front traveler. It is a tight fit and we use a pocket rule to gently open the groove to accept the cursor.

No problem, give us a call and we can send you another cursor.
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Sorry for the confusion.

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Postby John » Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:33 am

We did neglect to mention in the manual that the cursor has a protective film on each side that needs to be removed prior to insertion--we will fix the manual.

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Postby Doug » Fri Apr 17, 2009 5:49 am

Wish I'd spotted this thread before installing mine last night.
I missed this film
John wrote:We did neglect to mention in the manual that the cursor has a protective film on each side that needs to be removed prior to insertion--we will fix the manual.

John


And also incorrectly assumed the manual meant to use the flat face of a rule up against the cursor to push it into the slot. I managed to chew up the edge and tip a bit pushing on it with the blade on a 6" combo square and 3" engineer square. Yout might want to elaborate on the use of the ruler in the manual too.
John wrote:Step 23 of the manual mentions that the cursor is to be inserted into the groove in the front traveler. It is a tight fit and we use a pocket rule to gently open the groove to accept the cursor.
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Re: Acrylic cursor

Postby nick.with.a.z@gmail.com » Fri Dec 02, 2016 5:21 am

Had the same problem as Outofthewoodtoyou :-(

Any chance you can send a postcard with a spare cursor (or 2) to Australia?!
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