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Honestly I really think you should have saved this and posted it on April 1st 2016…. then it could have gone viral
 

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- GarageWoodworks
yep that is exactly how useful of a solution this seems just being honest

you should have done $$$ instead of the … cause I guess it will make you money from view on the youtube
 

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Thanks
 

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yep that is exactly how useful of a solution this seems just being honest

you should have done $$$ instead of the … cause I guess it will make you money from view on the youtube

- playingwithmywood
Ahh. Ok. Now I see where you're coming from.
 

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I think you have identified one of your "thumbs down" haters over on your You Tube channel. Its a shame he has to follow you here. Some people are just totally ignorant. I for one, and am happy you posted this technique and will try to adept it for use on my RAS since its dedicated to 90 degree cuts. Keep up the good work and ignore the haters.
 

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I value simple, helpful gadgets that provide accuracy. I find it interesting that there are so many ways to accomplish various things. It teaches me that I have to look for solutions from many different directions and this has worked well for me in my many daily projects. I have always looked carefully at all jigs and devices I see posted on this website. They all seem to contribute to my continuing interest in finding solutions.
 

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Thanks for the idea. Next time I align my miter saw I will try it.
 

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+1 on thanks for the simple solution…
 

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I think you have identified one of your "thumbs down" haters over on your You Tube channel. Its a shame he has to follow you here. Some people are just totally ignorant. I for one, and am happy you posted this technique and will try to adept it for use on my RAS since its dedicated to 90 degree cuts. Keep up the good work and ignore the haters.

- ScottKaye
I have never thumbed down a youtube video for the record…. but maybe I should start with I see a idea that is as looney as this..

instead of calling me ignorant maybe you can explain why this is such a brilliant idea ??

I did not say a negative comment to say negative things but to raise objection to this method because I find it insane
 

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The moniker "playingwithmywood" sums it up nicely.

Thanks everyone for checking out my new alignment jig!
 

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The moniker "playingwithmywood" sums it up nicely.

Thanks everyone for checking out my new alignment jig!

- GarageWoodworks
my so called moniker has to be at least as equally creative as yours so I wish lumberjocks had a poll function and we could put or monikers to a vote like a wild west shoot out with the looser leaving this site

the real thing is this is a bad solution a good solution is a straight edge piece of wood about two feet long with a kerf for the blade to sit in 90 degrees to the straight edge while you adjust the fence… plus it is a handy reference (no pun intended) for double checking your miter saw every time you return it to 90 from making a angle cut… this is a simple repeatable solution unlike the solution you are supplying
 

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my so called moniker has to be at least as equally creative as yours so I wish lumberjocks had a poll function and we could put or monikers to a vote like a wild west shoot out with the looser leaving this site

the real thing is this is a bad solution a good solution is a straight edge piece of wood about two feet long with a kerf for the blade to sit in 90 degrees to the straight edge while you adjust the fence… plus it is a handy reference (no pun intended) for double checking your miter saw every time you return it to 90 from making a angle cut… this is a simple repeatable solution unlike the solution you are supplying

- playingwithmywood
Your way might be an acceptable method for a framing contractor or maybe even a finish carpenter. For fine woodworking, I prefer a much more exacting method such as the one demonstrated here. You can never go wrong with a dial indicator. I use them all the time to align my table saw fence and set planer/jointer blades. You will never ever get your blade as square and true with your method as you can with a dial indicator unless you happen to fall into some blind luck.
 

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It's always valuable to have many tools in one's tool box. Having that additional tool may be the key to solving a problem the other tools could not. That's why it's helpful to see new jigs, and watch new videos, because they may be the solution to a problem we've encountered. Thank you for posting this jig-when my mitersaw goes out of alignment, I'll give it a try!

Speaking of tools…......

There are producers in this world, and there are critics of producers. Producers produce things that are sometimes useful, sometimes not-but always valuable. Critics, on the other hand, would not exist were it not for producers-for without something to critique, critics have nothing to sustain themselves.

Critics need producers-not the other way around.

Keep the faith brother, and keep producing!
 

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Great and useful jig. Thanks for the video!
 

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Your way might be an acceptable method for a framing contractor or maybe even a finish carpenter.
for one you do not know what I build and second 90 degrees is 90 degrees

my way is faster cheaper and easier and knocking it because it does not use a dial caliper is not a valid argument

straight is straight it straight

For fine woodworking, I prefer a much more exacting method such as the one demonstrated here. You can never go wrong with a dial indicator.
yea you can go wrong when you do not need to use one to get the job done… it you want to check arbor run out a dial indicator is great… when aligning my table saw and table saw fence the dial indicator is a great tool for the job but the same does not go for the miter saw when talking about the jig I watched being constructed in the video it is overkill and I do not see how it can be any type of a time saver

I bury the blade in my 90 degree kerf then loosen the fences and align them to the straight edge of the board tighten them back down and boom a perfect 90 degree across the fences to the blade. plus I have a instant reference to double check anytime I need to
I use them all the time to align my table saw fence and set planer/jointer blades. You will never ever get your blade as square and true with your method as you can with a dial indicator unless you happen to fall into some blind luck.
- ScottKaye
Well I guess it is just blind luck and I guess I should go buy lottery tickets cause I did it this way and it is a easy and great way to set the fences on the sliding Hitachi miter saw I have

my cuts are perfect when compared to my woodpeckers measuring tools and a 90 degree cut on my miter saw is equal to the cut on my table saw when using a sled… my dovetail drawers line up just fine coming off the miter saw

so you argument needs many more facts before you state something as a fact
 

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There are producers in this world, and there are critics of producers. Producers produce things that are sometimes useful, sometimes not-but always valuable. Critics, on the other hand, would not exist were it not for producers-for without something to critique, critics have nothing to sustain themselves.
Critics need producers-not the other way around.
- Mean_Dean
the problem with the internet and sites like this is you do not know everyone's knowledge that read these posts and such it is up to the users here to keep everyone accountable so the site can be the most useful to everyone

if he was using the dial indicator to diagnose the play in a sliding miter saw over the full range of cut then I would not have a problem but in this case I think the jig he made is a bad attempt at a solution to the problem

just like someone posting a video doing crazy unsafe methods that you would want to speak up so others are not put at more risk by copying the behavior… I do not want someone to wast time and money if a simpler better solution exists…

If you used your production vs critic analogy and applied it to computer programming then did away with the debuggers then I am sure you programs would not run like intended… critics are not bad when they are pointing out valid points and since I have used a easy method to solve this problem I do think I have a very valid point in this case that adds positively to this discussion

one more thing … What is a consultant…. I highly paid Critic
 

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When I want accuracy I want this dial indicator idea, not a board with a slot cut in it. If I put on a different thickness blade I want this indicator idea. When I put on my dado set I want this indicator idea. This is a quick, easy solution to get the perfect cut. Thanks for posting it.
 

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When I want accuracy I want this dial indicator idea, not a board with a slot cut in it. If I put on a different thickness blade I want this indicator idea. When I put on my dado set I want this indicator idea. This is a quick, easy solution to get the perfect cut. Thanks for posting it.

- farmerdude
Thank you.
 

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When I want accuracy I want this dial indicator idea, not a board with a slot cut in it. If I put on a different thickness blade I want this indicator idea. When I put on my dado set I want this indicator idea. This is a quick, easy solution to get the perfect cut. Thanks for posting it.

- farmerdude
if the accuracy of your saw changes when you change blades then I would say you have much bigger problems then this debate…. And I hope it is a radial arm saw and not a regular miter saw that you are trying to put a dado blade on.
 
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