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Forum topic by Bill Szydlo posted 03-15-2017 08:04 PM 603 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Bill Szydlo

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03-15-2017 08:04 PM

A little while ago Woodpeckers had a gap gauge as a one time tool. I just received an email that they are offering it again along with a dado stack holder as a one time tool. The dado stack holder is just what I am looking for as I am tired of sticking my hand in the saw to adjust the thickness of a dado stack In the past I have always adjusted with a caliper but the Gap Gauges look interesting but pricey. Has anyone used these? If yes, can you share your opinion?
Thanks,
Bill


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rustynails

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#1 posted 03-15-2017 09:12 PM

I was looking at the dado stack holder as well and thought it was pretty cool as well

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#2 posted 03-15-2017 09:20 PM

Just get a 5/8” bolt with a wing nut and several washers. This can be used to load up your dado stack, tighten it up, and simulate it being installed on your TS arbor. Cost? a few bucks.

If you have a set of calipers you can then measure the stack width.

The Woodpeckers tool set is nice, but its job is not that difficult to easily do with other tools.

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#3 posted 03-15-2017 10:04 PM

It (the Woodpecker dado blade measuring thing)
was just available yesterday (3/14/2017) ... for a complete set- 4169.99! I thought that it was nice…. but more like about $30 nice :-) I can mount my blades on a 5/8 dowel rod… and simply hold them down flat and measure them with a caliper easy enough…

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#4 posted 03-15-2017 10:35 PM

I got that email from Woodcraft and when I saw the complete set was $169.99 killed it for me.

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#5 posted 03-15-2017 10:54 PM

I agree with the price concerns. I own one “one time tool”, there 24” square and it was worth every penny but I have a hard time with $169 for this offer. That’s why I was looking for experiences from others.
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#6 posted 03-15-2017 11:25 PM

When it comes to Woodpecker price is always hard to justify…

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