TS fence alignment tool

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Project by Jeff2016 posted 03-06-2016 07:59 PM 1443 views 4 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

There’s been a couple comments I have came across in the forums from guys frustrated by having to measure the fence on their bench top ts in order to get it square before a cut.

I realized this afternoon as I used it that I had a solution to share so I cleaned it up a bit to make it show a little better

This little guy was built to solve that frustration for me a few years ago.

The ruler is actually a blade from a stanely combo square that refused to stay square, and a couple small scraps of wood (in my case oak and teak), a bolt I had laying around and just a few minutes of time.

By setting the base gently against the blade, I can accurately set the fence on both ends of the blade quickly, and even account for the blade thickness with out having to fumble with my tape measure or good combo square.

With an inch wide end touching the fence, it is quickly apparent when the fence is not square to the blade.

If I were to make another one, the only thing I would change is the width of the base so that it supported the ruler while staying flat on its own, as you can see it tips backwards due to the weight of the over hanging blade.

I hope this helps some of you, it sure has been beneficial for me.

-- Proud owner of an electronics free workshop. Please check your cell phone at the door!

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#1 posted 03-07-2016 12:33 AM

Sure is a good idea, thanks for sharing!

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#2 posted 03-31-2016 01:53 AM

Great idea!!


By the way….Welcome to Lumberjocks, Glad to see a fellow Michigander here!!


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#3 posted 04-01-2016 12:02 PM

Thanks for the welcome, this site is positively awesome! And so is Michigan. I can’t imagine living anywhere else.

-- Proud owner of an electronics free workshop. Please check your cell phone at the door!

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