|Project by ChuckM||posted 07-04-2013 04:03 PM||4019 views||37 times favorited||8 comments|
I use my dial indicator alignment jig with the miter fence to align the saw blade to the miter slots and the saw blade to the rip fence. About a year ago, I saw a video by Brian of Garage Woodworks, using a jig designed to set the saw blade at 90 degrees (Brian has released a new vid on this jig: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eG1HJ_JOIDs ).
While waiting for a finish to dry this morning, I decided to build a jig along his line of design. Instead of building a new jig, I simply modified my alignment jig by adding two screws, a job completed in 5 minutes (finding the long screws took a bit of time).
In addition to setting the saw blade, it can be used to set or check the squareness of a router table/drill press fence, etc. It can also be used to check if a square is true and square (assuming you have an accurate and true square to set the dial indicator jig first).
Search “dial indicator” on the common online auction sites and it can be had for under $10 plus shipping.
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