Bit Height Gauge

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Project by mikeho posted 01-24-2011 05:23 AM 3119 views 7 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Received a Rockler dado depth gauge for Christmas and thought there had to be a way to use it to set up router bit height. It is excellent for setting the bit back to the same height to recreate a previous cut. Works good on tablesaw blade height also.

-- Mike, Thedford NE

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#1 posted 01-24-2011 06:05 AM

Nice idea : ) Thanks for sharing !

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#2 posted 01-27-2011 04:30 AM

perfect o ! making one ,thank you .

-- life an woodworking is one big experiment

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#3 posted 02-09-2011 11:36 PM

Excelent idea

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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#4 posted 02-13-2011 01:01 AM

I actually bought the same gauge on sale at Rockler… :) Nice and simple setup! I was thinking about it, but didn’t quite like the fact that it’s spring-loaded, and I can’t fix it in certain position. For setting up the bit heights, I use a similar jig, but made from a cheapo digital caliper that will stay where I set it.

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#5 posted 02-14-2012 04:37 AM

Very nice – accuracy is a beautiful thing!

-- Harold

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