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Very Nice Dial Caliper

Very Nice Dial Caliper

06-17-2020 07:54 PM by BobHinden | 8 comments »

I was given this as a birthday present from my daughter. I really like it. The analog dial is much easier to use than my digital gauge, no trying to deal with results in 1/128”. It is accurate and repeatable. The action is a little rough, but not enough to be a problem. The dial reads in fractions down to 1/64” and in decimals to .01”. A bonus feature, is the fixed part also includes a mm scale. That is useful to me as my shop is a mixture of imperial and metri...

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Review of Magport Magnetic Couplings

Review of Magport Magnetic Couplings

09-11-2019 10:27 PM by BobHinden | 21 comments »

I have been using the 5? version for about four months. I am very pleased with them. For shops that use a movable hose approach for dust collection, I think they are great. I currently use them to connect my Mini Gorilla dust collector 5? hose to my SawStop PCS, router table, and Hammer A3-41. They connect easily and are self aligning. To add them to the SawStop and my router table, I used a short length of 5” flex hose and hose clamps to connect the Magport to the dust fit...

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Review of MasterGage SuperBar and MasterPlate

Review of MasterGage SuperBar and MasterPlate

06-11-2019 11:42 PM by BobHinden | 12 comments »

Recently I purchased a Sawstop PCS. As part of the installation, Iwanted to get a gauge to check the alignment of the blade to thetable, and the fence to the table. I first purchased the Woodpeckers Precision Woodworking Saw Gauge to do this. See: Woodpecker Saw Gauge While it is well made, I found it difficult to use. It requires puttingpressure near the rear bar to get consistent measurements. It’s veryfiddly to use. This makes it challenging to get consistent results,esp...

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