Set Up Your Machines with Speed, Precision, and Confidence
15 Precision-Machined Blocks Make Equipment Setups A Breeze.
These anodized aluminum setup blocks are just what you need for precise machine setups in your shop. They beat measurements using ruler hands down. Why? A physical representation of the desired measurement is both highly reliable and takes no time at all. Frustrating trial and error setups will be a thing of the past. You’ll reach for them when setting up your table saw, bandsaw, drill press, router table, router, and more. You’ll also use two select bars when working with plywood. One is 15/32” and the other 23/32”, the thickness of so-called ½” and ¾” plywood, respectively.
Hundreds Of Measurements From Combined Blocks.
Don’t think of Setup Blocks as only single measurement gauges — their value expands exponentially when you combine individual blocks to make hundreds of precise measurements. The smallest seven blocks increase in 1/32” increments from 1/16” to 1/4”. The next four are in 1/16” increments from 5/16” to 1/2”. Use any of these along with the ¾” block to reach 31/32”. From there, use the 1” by 2” by 3” so you can keep going. You can also gang blocks end to end or side by side for more extended measurements since each is precisely 3” long and 1/2” wide. And none of these combinations have included the special 23/32” and 15/32” blocks. You'll also appreciate the handy Imperial engraved scales on the 1”x 2”x 3” bar in 1/32” increments.
Work in Metric, No Problem
The blocks are also available in metric sizes. The smallest nine blocks of this set increase in 1 mm increments from 1 mm to 8 mm, with the addition of a 6.5 mm block. The next five blocks are 10, 12.5, 16, 19, and 20 mm. Each is precisely 75 mm long and 12.5 mm wide. There is also a 25 x 50 x 75 mm block.
Setting New Heights!
Setup Blocks are indispensable for setting the height of tooling on many machines. And they perform with accuracy and speed just not possible when “eyeballing” measurement scales on rulers. On a plunge router, simply zero-out the bit on your bench, then slip the Setup Block between the depth stop and the depth setting rod. Use the same trick for setting the depth of hole you want to bore on your drill press. These operations are completed in seconds, as well as with router bit, or blade height settings at your router table and table saw.
So Simple, So Essential.
Put Setup Blocks to work in your shop for the multiple uses described here and delight in discovering many more. You’ll quickly conclude you can’t get along without them.
Stumpy Nubs Cool Tool Review:
Block thickness accuracy is 0.001"/0.025mm