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Micro adjust for my table saw

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Project by geekwoodworker posted 07-27-2014 09:36 PM 2842 views 16 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was sick and tired of tapping the side of my fence only to go too far and ruining a piece that needed an exact cut. So I decided to make the micro adjuster. Just slide it in the rail and push up against the fence and lock it in. Now I can cut exact with small adjustments. I use it all the time for things such as a wooden slide for my mitre slot on my table saw for all my jigs on the table saw. Works fantastic.





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luv2learn

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#1 posted 07-27-2014 10:00 PM

Great idea Sean. I agree taping the fence to get the right dimension gets old in a hurry.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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recycle1943

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#2 posted 07-27-2014 10:50 PM

Great idea ! I guess I’m just lazy as I installed the Incra LS Positioner on my table saw.

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - Your imagination is your only holdup

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ezek1el

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#3 posted 07-27-2014 10:57 PM

Nice jig sean it looks simple but im sure it works great! it makes me want to make one for my fence, ill have to make it differently because I dont have a unifence track. But ill figure something out… thanks for sharing!

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Philzoel

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#4 posted 07-27-2014 11:42 PM

Good idea. Tapping 1/1000th is tough. I do it different. Clamp a block on rail and use feeler gauge and steel blocks to adjust. No guessing needed.

-- Phil Zoeller louisville, KY

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Rick M.

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#5 posted 07-28-2014 02:30 AM

Know the pitch of the thread and there is no guessing either.

Nice.

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oldnovice

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#6 posted 07-28-2014 04:28 AM

Good idea! I have an adjustment like that on my router table except it moves a pivot fence so 0.001” is not actual movement.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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geekwoodworker

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#7 posted 07-28-2014 12:02 PM

Thanks everyone.

I used 1/4” treaded rod so I have 20 turns per inch so when I turn it about 1/8 of a turn I get a few thou of movement which is perfect and really no setup other than putting the adjuster on the rail and tightening the knob.
I wish I had the Incra LS Positioner but that is just too pricey for me.

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Underdog

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#8 posted 07-28-2014 04:04 PM

simple and effective. If you really wanted it to be more precise you could make a vernier scale on the handle end.

-- "woodworker with an asterisk"

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palaswood

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#9 posted 07-28-2014 06:07 PM

Genius! And I just stole it!

My old craftsman table saw fence is the pits. This could really help.

and I have to actually use a try square to make sure that both ends of the fence are parralel to the miter slot after moving it, each time! I guess thats a bigger problem…

-- Joseph, Irvine CA, @palas_woodcraft on Instagram

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