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Posted on What are your go-to setup and measurement tools?

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#1 posted 09-01-2011 09:08 PM

For me, precision starts with my table saw fence and miter gauges…all Incra. I also have the 12” Incra T-rule, Veritas 38” straightedge, feeler gauge, combo square, try squares, brass setup bars, 123 setup blocks, 6” dial calipers, dial indicator with magnetic base and TS setup jig, Kreg router setup blocks…on and on and on.

I use a 12’ tape measure (don’t like or need anything larger), but I avoid its use as much as possible. I prefer to get my measurements relative to other things and use stop blocks for repeat cuts.

But really, in terms of “go to” tools, it’s all the Wixey stuff…angle measure tool…planer read-out…router read-out, etc. That, with the Incra positiioning fence for use on TS and router table extension, it takes a lot of talent to screw up my cuts…which is why I have yet to truly build anything square. :)

-- jay,

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