Table Saw blade measurer

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Project by Sasquatcher posted 08-01-2012 02:18 AM 3148 views 8 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was wanting to make sure that my table saw blade was square to my tracks, though all I had was a metal ruler and a digital caliper. I can extend the end and zero out the caliper to get the difference between the two. This saved so much frustration rather than having to use a metal rule.

-- Sasquatcher

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#1 posted 08-01-2012 12:21 PM

Neat idea. I may have to look into something like that.

-- "Never measure......cut as many times as necessary." - PeteMoss

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#2 posted 08-01-2012 02:52 PM


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#3 posted 08-02-2012 12:08 AM

Nice solution to an aggravating situation. Woodworkers think outside the box as well as make them.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#4 posted 08-02-2012 12:18 AM

Sometimes we think too far outside the box when the answer is right next to us in the draw.
Nice job.

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#5 posted 08-02-2012 12:55 AM

What, a very ingenious idea and it works also, well done

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#6 posted 08-02-2012 02:13 AM

how did you attached the calipers to the sled?

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#7 posted 08-02-2012 02:44 AM

Wait. The bottom of that caliper extend out?? Dang, do I feel stoopid. I think I have that caliper (granted, I inherited it from my Dad and haven’t ever used it), but never knew that!

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#8 posted 08-02-2012 02:58 AM

Thanks all!

Yeah I had been really annoyed with having to use my ruler. I traced where the caliper needed room to slide and routed out the excess. So in attempting to get it to stay exactly in one place I routered as close as possible and used a very small wedge. Sorry for the poor pictures, my good camera was dead, so i had to use my old one.

-- Sasquatcher

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