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Posted on Blame the .0001 drift.

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#1 posted 10-28-2012 04:43 PM

I don’t understand the need for the ultra precise measurements or cuts either, seems like a waste of time to me and while I know the machines can be made to go there is doesn’t seem like a worthwhile use of my time. To determine if my tablesaw blade is truly 90* I take a piece of scrap with a flat edge and cross cut it on the blade, I then flip one of the two pieces over and push them together on a flat surface, if the ends butt then the blade is 90, if they don’t then I adjust slightly and repeat. Also works the same for runout. No difference for bandsaw or mitresaw and it keeps everything relatively square.

Looking at old, pre-machine items you discover that even old world craftsmen that lived on what they produced weren’t that precise, just good at showing a pretty face and their stuff is still around. When I can produce things as pretty as they could, then I’ll consider worrying about precision.

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