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Blog entry by BigTiny posted 1406 days ago 823 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

There a couple of tools I want that are too expensive hereabouts in my humble opinion. First is a digital angle indicator for setting table saw blades etc. Price here? $40.

Second is a dial indicator guage, the type used to check table saws for run out and to make sure the blade is parallel to the guide slot and fence. Haven’t seen these here at all.

Anyone got a decent place to get these at a reasonable price? Preferably a Canadian source.

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!



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Woodstock

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#1 posted 1406 days ago

Angle indicator:
http://www.harborfreight.com/digital-angle-gauge-95998.html
Acceracy down to 0.3 degree. Not av Wixley But it’s 1/3 the price.

Machinist dial indicator:
Digital:
http://www.harborfreight.com/1-inch-sae-metric-digital-indicator-93295.html

Analog:
http://www.harborfreight.com/1-inch-travel-machinists-dial-indicator-623.html

No their not Starrett gauges. But for hobbyists these work reasonable well.

I bought the digital depth guage for saw blade alignment & it more than meets my needs.

Hope this helps.
-Dave

-- I'm not old. Just "well seasoned".

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BigTiny

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#2 posted 1405 days ago

They don’t ship outside the US and once you add shipping they’re the same price as here.

Thanks anyway.

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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hObOmOnk

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#3 posted 1405 days ago

Lee Valley

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Mark Shymanski

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#4 posted 1405 days ago

I’d second Lee Valley, that is where I got mine.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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Ryan Brown

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#5 posted 1404 days ago

Wixey on sale at Woodcraft right now. The store by me has it for $19.99, but it’s $29.99 on the site for some reason… Accurate down to .1 degrees.

The dial indicators at HF are pretty good too.

-- If you can't fix it with a hammer, you have an electrical problem. Roanoke, VA

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