A-Line it Dial indicator from In-line Industries

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06-09-2010 05:21 PM

Topic tags/keywords: a-line it in-line industries dial indicator jointer set up set up indicator tip

I bought the basic kit and now need the flat round tip so that I can set up my jointer. I found this set of tips online and will come to me for basically $10 including shipping. Has anyone used a set like this with the A-line it? Can I use the tip that is marked with the yellow square for what I’m doing? I’m not sure if it is flat on top or domed ( which would not work) and there is not much of a description on their website for the product, then again, it’s cheap, so… The threads are 4-48 and I’m not really sure if that’s standard for all dial indicators or what. Let me tell you, If you’re interested in this dial indicator from In-Line, don’t make the mistake of buying the basic kit. Spend the extra money and get the more expensive version. Bought mine from WoodCraft. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
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#1 posted 06-09-2010 05:32 PM

Interesting set
Sorry no help here

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#2 posted 06-09-2010 06:44 PM

It is flat. The next one to the rite is domed shaped. I have this set and checked it closely.


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#3 posted 06-09-2010 07:13 PM

Do you think it will fit the A-line it brand indicator?

Thanks LEW!

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#4 posted 06-09-2010 07:31 PM

I expect the indicator is standard and would be very surprised if the tips did not fit. I got the deluxe kit but haven’t used the tips. If you want, I can check the threads and reply tonight.

I would think you would want a tip with a cylinder shape and align the axis of the cylinder perpendicular to the blade edge.

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#5 posted 06-09-2010 11:19 PM

I think I’m going to go ahead and get the tips. I’m pretty sure they’ll work. And if not, no biggie. Thanks, Greg!

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#6 posted 06-10-2010 02:51 AM

There are only 2 threading options for most indicators, metric and standard. I bought that set and it works fine on my indicator. I am not 100% positive, but if the indicator reads in inches, I think it use standard thread , if it reads in mm it uses a metric thread. You can use a domed one so long as the dome is shallow – IIRC Bob Vaughan recommends a button head – See M on this page The main thing is to try to keep the edge of the knife under the center of the indicator and any of the flat ones should work.

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#7 posted 01-08-2011 05:46 AM

Luke – can you tell me why you would like the deluxe version? What does it do that the basic kit doesn’t? I have been looking at both of these kits and can’t make up my mind.

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#8 posted 01-08-2011 10:51 AM

It is much harder to check your jointer with the basic than the deluxe. The main arm is longer on the deluxe making lots of operations easier. It comes with all of the changeable bits as well. I think I was having trouble figuring out if the bits would work with the basic kit and they did end up working fine. There are other parts that come with the deluxe but their website is pretty vague about what those are. I’m not sure why I said get the deluxe, now, but I’m thinking I was pretty frustrated not having those extra tips, because you have to in order to set up specific tools suck as Jointer. Planer. Not much matter just get one. You can’t not have one in setting up your shop tools correctly.

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#9 posted 01-09-2011 06:01 PM

Thanks for the response. I agree their descriptions are hard to read and confusing. I’ll keep doing some research. The closest Woodcraft to me is 3 hours away so I might wait until I’m down there again and can see them in person. Thanks again!

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#10 posted 05-20-2011 02:41 PM

The company web site is and I llike to say it was worth the purchase , Watch all the videos that came with the kit they help alot.

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#11 posted 05-20-2011 05:19 PM

This set came with the TS Aligner Jr, looks exactly the same, flat tip on the left,from the kit,will work fine, the one I use for the jointer ,not from kit,is on the right,for setting the knifes
There are a few , flat ones in the kit, that will work

-- E J ------- Always Keep a Firm Grip on Your Tool

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