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ChurchClown

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760 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: band saw measuring tape tape question tip

I need to install my self-adhesive band saw measuring tape. Where do I line up the 0 inch at? The Grizzly instruction book is no help (doesn’t even mention the tape). I looked at several web pages for ideas. The Kreg page tells you to line it up with the blade; however, their picture has it lined up way to the right of the blade.
Thanks in advance for any advice.


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AHuxley

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#1 posted 760 days ago

Line zero up with the left (facing it) edge of the blade kerf with the side of the fence. Be aware that changing blades to a blade with a different kerf will negate your “zero”.

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MrUnix

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#2 posted 760 days ago

Line it up with the blade.. left side, right side, center of kerf.. doesn’t matter much since you will only be using it as a rough guide anyway.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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Bill White

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#3 posted 760 days ago

“Rough guide” is the operative phrase here. I set mine from the left edge of the TEETH to the fence on my G0555LX, but I always measure to be sure. Those dimensions are for a 3/8” 4 tpi blade, and will change with a blade change.
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

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ChurchClown

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#4 posted 760 days ago

Thanks so much for the replies. Now it’s back to the garage with the confidence that I’m doing it right the first time. You all Rock!

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