Tablesaw setup jig

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My new tablesaw wasn’t alligned properly using a combination square, so I decided to build a jig. I have seen similar jigs, so I ran with it. My buddy gave me a 1” dial gauge and I attached it to a 1/2” piece of MDF from an old drawer(never throw wood away) and added a miter bar. Works perfectly. I am working on building a work/outfeed/assembly table using Norm’s design. When I ripped the 4ft plywood down to 3 1/4” strips, they were off by only .001” on the trailing end compared to the starting end. I think the jig works exactly as I need it.

-- Sam, Texas

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#1 posted 2290 days ago

Good job! No need to get a store bought one.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 2290 days ago

Nice Job… Makes me wish I had not purchased the Super Bar / Super Plate setup jigs.

Just noticed that WoodPeckers has their own version as well: Saw Gauge

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#3 posted 2290 days ago


This is a nice jig that works well. This one costs much less than commercial varieties.

Well done.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 2290 days ago

This is the way to go, especially if you already have the dial indicator. Thanks for posting.

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#5 posted 2289 days ago

Good ingenuity Sam.

-- Kip Northern Illinois ( If you don't know where your goin any road will take you there) George Harrison

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#6 posted 2289 days ago

Simple jigs are the best, well done.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#7 posted 2235 days ago

I agree with all the others, Icemansam. Well built, good design, economical. A great example for anyone with limited funds … like me …. LOL.


-- Nothing says "I love you" like a new saw blade.

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