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Forum topic by shrink posted 04-15-2011 09:41 PM 1577 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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shrink

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04-15-2011 09:41 PM

My first post. I’ve been lurking for quite a while now and have found this site to be the most “friendly” (you know what I’m talking about) and informative of the sites I’ve been previewing. Thank you.
Now my question. I’ve been seeing these 1”-2”-3” set up blocks in a number of posts. How useful are these blocks and exactly what are they used to “set up”?
Looking forward to a long and informative relationship.


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#1 posted 04-16-2011 12:27 AM

The deminsions of the blocks are 1”x2”x3”, and all edges/corners are perfectly square.
They have brazillions of uses. I use mine mostly as a small engineers square, setting the block next to my table saw blade (for example) to ensure it is 90 degrees in relation to the table top. Good for checking jointer fences too. I like them better than engineers sqaures though since I feel the added heft of the blocks prevents accidental movement. You can get a set of ok blocks for $15 on Amazon. I bought a set and reviewed them here on LJ. They are demensionally perfect as far as I can tell.

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