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09-19-2015 10:09 PM

Does anybody make a 10” table saw blade with no teeth to use as a set up tool? To be used to square the blade to table, blade to fence, etc.

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#1 posted 09-19-2015 10:24 PM

I guess I don’t see the big plus in having one? Seams like just adding an extra step into doing something. I would be more inclined to just buy some plexiglass or acrylic and make one, or use a scrap of hardboard, etc…

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#2 posted 09-19-2015 10:27 PM

Excellent idea. Thank you. Sometimes the obvious eludes me (hah).

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#3 posted 09-19-2015 11:41 PM

Yes, they do make table saw alignment plates that are very accurate or is it precise or something.

I mark a tooth on a blade for alignment but might be wondering how flat plexiglass or hardboard would be.

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#4 posted 09-20-2015 01:35 AM

Sears/Craftsman made a disc to turn a table saw into a sander. I recall it being made of thick steel, 3/16 to 1/4” or so
I wonder if that would work?

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#5 posted 09-20-2015 01:54 AM

Google table saw alignment disk and you will get several options. Never used any of them myself.

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#6 posted 09-20-2015 02:02 AM

Check Forrest. No offense, but I think it’s a waste of money.

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#7 posted 09-20-2015 02:03 AM

Rockler sells the MASTER PLATE for $50

I don’t own one. I just mark a tooth on a high-quality blade and measure to it.

Mike

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#8 posted 09-20-2015 02:04 AM

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#9 posted 09-20-2015 04:42 AM

Grizzly has one.

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#10 posted 09-20-2015 04:47 AM

Seems like one of those things that you would use once and then put away, not to be touched again for another few years – at which point you will have forgot where you put it, so you just square up the blade the normal way like you always have :)

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#11 posted 09-20-2015 05:12 AM


Yes, they do make table saw alignment plates that are very accurate or is it precise or something.
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Accurate.

Precise = repeatability

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#12 posted 09-20-2015 12:55 PM

If I remember accurately, the plates used are precise as the measurements all over the plate are very close together.

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#13 posted 09-20-2015 01:34 PM

x1 The Fridge and Ohio Mike
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#14 posted 09-20-2015 04:47 PM

Is all that really necessary?
If you have a decent blade you can check the run out on that and then use it for aligning the saw itself.

I feel that those “extra” set up plates just cost “extra” money!

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#15 posted 09-21-2015 01:56 PM

I bolted a piece of 3/4” mdf to an arbor and it worked just fine. I’ve also used a 10” blade and gotten both blade and fence aligned to the same miter slot +/- .001”.

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