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Forum topic by ChurchClown posted 07-29-2012 09:03 PM 1579 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-29-2012 09:03 PM

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I need to install my self-adhesive band saw measuring tape. Where do I line up the 0 inch at? The Grizzly instruction book is no help (doesn’t even mention the tape). I looked at several web pages for ideas. The Kreg page tells you to line it up with the blade; however, their picture has it lined up way to the right of the blade.
Thanks in advance for any advice.

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#1 posted 07-29-2012 10:04 PM

Line zero up with the left (facing it) edge of the blade kerf with the side of the fence. Be aware that changing blades to a blade with a different kerf will negate your “zero”.

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#2 posted 07-29-2012 10:18 PM

Line it up with the blade.. left side, right side, center of kerf.. doesn’t matter much since you will only be using it as a rough guide anyway.


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#3 posted 07-29-2012 11:24 PM

“Rough guide” is the operative phrase here. I set mine from the left edge of the TEETH to the fence on my G0555LX, but I always measure to be sure. Those dimensions are for a 3/8” 4 tpi blade, and will change with a blade change.

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#4 posted 07-29-2012 11:59 PM

Thanks so much for the replies. Now it’s back to the garage with the confidence that I’m doing it right the first time. You all Rock!

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