|Forum topic by DavidNJ||posted 12-20-2012 07:43 AM||2714 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
12-20-2012 07:43 AM
So far, I’ve seen at least 4 tools sold for this purpose: A-Line-It form In-Line, Woodpecker Saw Gauge, and TS-Aligner Jr. All feature some bracket that fits in a miter slot and an inexpensive 1” dial indicator:
Most are in the $60-80 range.
As pointed out but a poster in earlier thread on this topic, these aren’t even the right time of dial indicators to use for this application. That would be a dial test indicator that moves back and forth of a range (typically under 30/1000ths) with higher accuracy.
Both gauges with a magnetic mount and different tips are available for very modest costs: http://littlemachineshop.com/products/product_view.php?ProductID=2925&category=1962771978
That leads to the problem of how to align with the miter slot. The fits include a bar for this; the Woodpecker gauge is clever with a roller resting on two smaller rollers. Others have built wood bases, similar to the slides on a crosscut sled.
However, can’t you just lead the edge of the V bottom of a standard magnetic mount in the miter slot?
What solution is best for aligning the blade and fence?