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Dial indicator caddy

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Project by Routerisstillmyname posted 11-27-2012 08:59 PM 2387 views 14 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, if you have a table saw, you have to check the alignment each time you replace the saw blade. (That is if you have OCD when it comes to alignments.)
And if you have contractor saw, you have to check it out even more frequently.
Hence dial indicator caddy. This has absolutely no play in any direction and the magnets keep if flush and provide extra grab and the side adjustment screws insure snug fit in track. All other screws insure no movement when calibrating the dial gauge to zero.
I’ve made few of these in the past but this one is by far most accurate using both analog and digital readers.

-- Router è ancora il mio nome.





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Woodwrecker

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#1 posted 11-27-2012 11:19 PM

Pretty darn nice.
I like the extra touch of adding the magnets.
Good idea.

-- All glory comes from daring to begin. ~ Eugene F. Ware

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HalDougherty

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#2 posted 11-28-2012 12:38 PM

If you make a vertical arm, you can use your dial indicator to dial in the depth of your saw cut. It also has uses on your router table.

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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bko

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#3 posted 11-28-2012 03:05 PM

I have made these through the years but the little magnets are a stroke of genius!

Nice work!

-Brian

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308Gap

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#4 posted 11-28-2012 08:51 PM

Cool gadget. I had to make something similar to work with my pals kit. When good just isn’t good enough. OCD is catchy.

-- Thank You Veterans!

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Routerisstillmyname

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#5 posted 11-29-2012 01:06 AM

well, whereas my previous jig (http://lumberjocks.com/projects/29090) was jack of many trades this one is jack of two trades.

-- Router è ancora il mio nome.

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