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Blog entry by Metrotek posted 847 days ago 814 reads 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Greetings to all; I am attaching scans of a tool that I once made my version of, for setting the table saw blade square to the table. It’s electric running on batteries with a led to indicate. You set it with a steel square on a flat surface; when both pointed probes are touching the blade, the light lights up. They work great and I’m making one after I finished my ersatz Biesmeyer fence. You can get the little battery holders at Radio Shack or simiar.
Check out the drawings and let me know if you have any questions about it; it’s really pretty straight forward though.

-- “Computers have enabled people to make more mistakes faster than almost any invention in history, with the possible exception of tequila and hand guns.” — Mitch Ratcliffe



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Craftsman on the lake

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#1 posted 847 days ago

Very simple, very cool idea.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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Ben

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#2 posted 847 days ago

Nice. I’m going to have to remember this one. Would make setting your blade a bit quicker. You could even make one for a 45 too, or any angle you use often.

-- Welcome to downtown Coolsville, Population: US! --Hogarth Hughes

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cwdance1

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#3 posted 847 days ago

What a great idea, looks allot easier than trying to get it straight with a square.

Yep, another project to the work pile.

Thanks

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Metrotek

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#4 posted 847 days ago

I don’t know where I got that patent material [probably out of a journal at the university or somewhere] because I had thought of this and made one long before I encountered the patent documents. I used brass screws and a spring behind the adjustable one to keep it from turning; and you are correct, it can be adapted to any angle and a wide variety of applications. I’ve never seen anybody else with one.

-- “Computers have enabled people to make more mistakes faster than almost any invention in history, with the possible exception of tequila and hand guns.” — Mitch Ratcliffe

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JoeyG

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#5 posted 847 days ago

I like this idea, right now I just use pieces of wood cut to the angles I use often. I have them just tall enough to miss the teeth with the blade all the way up. This seems like it is a simple but effective upgrade to my existing method. Thanks for sharing this info. I think I will head out to Radio Shack and see what I can come up with this weekend.

-- JoeyG ~~~ http://www.facebook.com/JHGWoodWorks

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Roger

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#6 posted 847 days ago

very high-tech

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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