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03-10-2013 12:02 AM

the height of TS blades and router bits (in a rouoter table) is in the 05/13 issue of wood magazine. it’s this month’s top shop tip and involves using a digital angle cube referenced off the the tool’s table. to set a blade or bit @ a height of 3/8”, for example, a 3/8” drill bit is placed on the tool surface and a flat piece of material bridges the shank of the drill bit and the blade or router bit and the digital angle cube is placed on the flat piece of material. as the blade or bit is raised or lowered, the digital angle cube approachs zero. at zero degrees, the blade or bit is at the same height as the shank of the drill bit.

since i’ve always had a bit of an issue with seting accurate cutting depths, i found this to be an extremely useful tip and just wanted to pass it along.

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#1 posted 03-10-2013 02:31 AM

Thanks for sharing a great tip….An inexpensive solution opposed to purchasing those brass set up bars or those height gages, and various other gadgets….drill bits are cheap and come in a mutitude of sizes…

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#2 posted 03-10-2013 02:41 AM

I saw that tip the other day and thought it was rather ingenious!!! Thanks for the reminder.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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