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Mainiac Matt

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#1 posted 06-13-2012 01:28 AM

None of the “shortcuts” will give you the best results Andy…. and though a jig would be handy, you can do it without… especially if your blades have the little springs under them.

There are several good videos to the process on line… The Wood Whisperer has a pretty good one, but he’s using a pricey jig.

Here’s another online article that shows using a ruler to get all three blades exactly the same height….. though pencil marks on a block of wood will acomplish the same thing.

The bottom line is, that it’s an important task to master, and you really want to take the time to get it right.

I pay to have my blades sharpened, and they come back perfect.

Give yourself an hour or so to get them set up right and you’ll be glad you did.

-- It’s the knowledge in your head, skill in your hands and motivation to create in you heart that makes you a woodworker. - Mainiac Matt

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