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Forum topic by Wstein posted 09-07-2013 02:49 AM 2045 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Wstein

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09-07-2013 02:49 AM

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So I went and treated myself to a shiny new table saw for christmas, much to my wifes dismay. My current table saw is a PC jobsite saw, that is ok at best. I basically took it out of the box, put it together and have been running it ever since. No setup, no dialing in, nothing. That is why it is jut ok.

I decided with my new TS I am going to do everything right and that included dialing in the blade. To accurately dial the blade and fence in, I wanted to get a dial indicator. I got just the dial and decided I could build a jig to hold it steady for less then $40.

I used some leftover oak pieces for the miter slide and for the base. Four dollars and some change at Lowes got me some L brackets and the appropriate bolt/nuts to mount the dial on the oak base. It seems to be very solid and it telling how bad my current blade is out of alignment.

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#1 posted 09-07-2013 06:53 AM

You’ve probably seen this one or others like it but anyway…

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#2 posted 09-07-2013 11:40 AM

nice jig. the L brackets are a good way to mount the dial gauge.

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