Calibrating Your RazorGage Automatic Saw Measuring System
RazorGage is a leader in automatic positioners and saw systems. Our automatic saw measuring systems, programmable saw stops and optimizing saw systems provide the best in efficiency and cutting accuracy. Each RazorGage product is built for precision with the purpose to enhance your processes and transform your operation. Our products use top-of-the-line hardware, intelligent design and powerful optimizing saw software to ensure your cuts are precise, maximizing productivity while minimizing overall waste.
When you purchase your RazorGage saw system, the first step to ensuring accuracy in your operation is to calibrate your machine. However, we often receive questions from customers about how to calibrate the RazorGage. In just a few simple steps your machine can be up and running. Follow along with the steps and a short demonstration video below.
Calibrate Your RazorGage
Step 1: Mount The RazorGage
The RazorGage will be delivered separately and need to be mounted on your machine. Luckily, there are only a few things needed to do so – all of which is provided with your RazorGage.
The next step to mounting your RazorGage is manually adjusting the stop and stop extension to be in your desired “Home” position. This will be the position your RazorGage defaults to anytime you’re on the home screen.
Step 2: Position The Stop
RazorGage products are typically shipped with the stop extension as far back towards the carriage as possible, but to ensure yours is in the right place, we recommend doing it manually as well:
- Loosen the screws of the stop extension on your RazorGage so that it’s able to slide back and forth.
- Turn off the power of your RazorGage and manually pull the carriage against the internal hard stop so that it’s as far as it can go towards the saw.
- Position the stop extension as close as you want to get it to the blade. We recommend positioning it so that it won’t hit the saw guard during homing.
- Lock the stop extension in place by tightening the screws that were loosened in step 1.
- You can now power on your RazorGage and restart the Software to begin calibration.
Step 3: Calibrate the Machine
Now that you’ve physically established where the stop is going to be at the “home” position, we can calibrate your RazorGage. Start by pressing the Setup button on your screen. This will prompt you to enter the password (90210) for your RazorGage, enabling all of the available functions. After that, all you have to do is press the “calibrate” button and follow the instructions on the screen.
Set Target Position
The first instruction to calibrate your RazorGage is to set a target position. Your target position will be the length of a part you want to measure. Use a shorter part so you can measure it with calipers and get an even more accurate position. Once entered, you can press “move to target”.
The next step will be to cut a part with the RazorGage at the target position you entered.
Test a Cut at that Position
Start by placing your material against the stop. It’s important you have material with a square end so that it’s flush against the stop and renders the most accurate measurement. If you do not have a part with a square end, we recommend you square the end before proceeding. Once the material is in place against the saw stop, go ahead and cut the part.
Measure the material after cutting and enter the measurement into your machine where it says “part measurement.” Select next.
Calculate the Scale Factor
This is the final step after entering your target and cut measurements in the RazorGage. However, this step is often not required so we recommend skipping it and saving the home offset. This will prompt the home screen again where you can press “okay”. This will bring up your newly set offset for a fully optimal, calibrated RazorGage.
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Manufactured in Ames, Iowa, the RazorGage product line is based around our machine tool grade RazorGage ST Automatic Saw Measuring System and our revolutionary Cyclone 600 upcut saw. Our product line also includes optimizing saw systems with crayon defecting, and can include pocket hole drilling and scribe marking for face frame joinery. Our product line is designed to bring maximum efficiency to your operation.
RazorGage also offers a range of accessories to pair with and enhance the performance of your automatic saw measuring system. Each of which can be used with RazorGage saws and saw systems or other saws. Explore these accessories for customizing your saw station!
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