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    Dial indicator jig for tablesaw adjustment - video 6:13

    A perfectly tuned tablesaw is a SAFER tablesaw!

    I need to adjust my trunion and align my fence on my classic Craftsman 113 so I needed to build a jig to hold the dial indicator.

    I made the jig with 2 articulating arms so I could adjust it from horizontal to vertical and everywhere in-between. This will allow me to more precisely tune my trunion while the blade is set to 45 degrees. It will also allow me to use it over at the router table for precise bit height adjustments


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    Thanks makin sawdust! We've added your Dial Indicator Mount to our Table Saws category,
    as well as to your builder page: makin sawdust's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:




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    Sorry Bud....admire the tenacity of you making that totally useless tool for carpentry! Carpentry involves the skill of the craftsman..... dial indicators are for machinists!

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    I'm not sure how a brittle material like cast iron wings can be bent without cracking or breaking! Perhaps it isn't cast iron or all the empty space allows some small deflection? Interested in other's thoughts.



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