Incra Cursor Modified
Earlier this year I posted a photo of the way I had modified the cursor on my Incra TS LS System.
If you have ever watched the demo on this tool done by Mark Mueller you may recall that the says that when setting the cursor on the scale that you don't have to be dead on just get in the ball park. The reason for this being what is all that is required is that the lead screw and clamp are threaded so that the threads will mesh when the clamp is locked up. The original cursor that is on the tool is quite wide and so what you do is just get it close and it will work, but due to two personal issues, my personal poor vision, and my tendencey to want to re-invent the wheel, I modified the cursor and got rid of the wide original cursor and replaced with a very narrow piece of thread. This set up allows me to see when the curson is anyplace between each of the marks on the scale wihich are 1/32" apart.
I wanted to see if indeed the lead screw would properly mesh with the thread on the clamp when the cursor was not dead on the mark that I wanted it to be on after the clamp was closed. I'm happy to report that when I moved the cursor off of the mark as far as I could without it being closer to the next mark instead of the one I wanted, and then closed the clamp. The curson was dead on the targeted mark on the scale. What Mark Mueller implied in the demo is correct, no surprise, I just wanted to verify it for my own satisfaction.
Can't help but imagine some members just saying, so what's new, but there might be on or two of you that find this to be of value, let's see if anybody responds to what I have written.