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Forum topic by John Mills posted 09-14-2016 01:11 PM 419 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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John Mills

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09-14-2016 01:11 PM

I driving down to Springfield, MO for Grizzly scratch & dent sale #2 on the 17thof September. I going down to purchase the G0715P Hybrid Table saw. It’ll be major upgrade from an old craftsmen that I purchased in ‘94 after I retired. I’ve read with interest how you guys have been setting up the tables and checking the trunyons for alignment. What measurement devices do you suggest I purchase? I’ve used plenty of dial indicators, calipers and micrometers over the years, but they were Air Force property.

What do you suggest I need at the minimum for set up?

-- John Mills

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#1 posted 09-14-2016 03:24 PM

Hi John and welcome to the site. You’re gonna hear all kinds of opinions on this one. But for my $.02, a dial indicator held to a tight-fitting miter bar is ideal. Sweep or travel type indicators both work well. Second choice would be a digital or dial caliper in the same type of jig. I used a calibration plate (flat saw plate with no teeth) when I set my saw up but it’s definitely not necessary and probably not really of any benefit with modern saw blades.

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#2 posted 09-14-2016 03:59 PM

This works for me:

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#3 posted 09-15-2016 10:42 AM

I appreciate your suggestions and will pick up the gauges at Grizzly. Thanks for the advice,

-- John Mills

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#4 posted 09-15-2016 01:01 PM

While you are at Grizzly consider buying a master plate. It makes aligning the table and fence easier and eliminates any variance between blades. Besides the table saw I use it for setting up and checking my miter saw. Another plus is that I don’t have remember which blade I used for alignment if I have to do any maintenance that changed my settings.

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#5 posted 09-15-2016 02:33 PM

while you are at Grizzly consider buying me a table saw please …..LMAO


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#6 posted 09-15-2016 02:41 PM

I use this – and it’s simple and works very well. There’s also a version that woodcraft is selling on amazon that is more expensive – but it appears to be the same product.

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#7 posted 09-15-2016 02:41 PM

I find Yellow Board Buddies for your fence, to be indispensable.

Also remember to order the long BB Track for the most adjust-ability:
Woodstock G2374 - 24in Board Buddies® Track

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#8 posted 09-16-2016 12:06 AM

Thank you everyone for your valuable assistance and for GR8HUNTER in your dreams!

-- John Mills

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