EZ-Align For Precise Setup of Table Saw and Jointer
This alignment tool will allow you to test your table saw
alignment, fence alignment, router and drill press arbor run out, set jointer
knives, and much more. The indicator provides accurate measurements on any
machine with a standard miter slot (3/8 D x 3/4 W). The magnetic miter bar
holds the tool tight against the miter slot's edge while still allowing for
sliding movement up and down the miter slot.
Estimates are that over 30,000 table-saw injuries occur each year in the USA, with many resulting in amputations. Most (perhaps 90%) involve some form of kickback. A table saw blade rotates at about 4000 rpm, with the front of the blade rotating into the tabletop and the rear of the blade rotating out. When wood enters the rotating saw blade from the front, the cutting force is safely down toward the table. However, as the wood exits the blade, any contact from the rear teeth will force the wood upward with a tendency to kick it forward toward the operator at high speed.
To avoid kickback, the rear of the blade must follow in the saw kerf cut by the front of the blade. That means the cut must be straight and parallel to the blade, fence, and miter slot. Properly aligning the blade and fence with the miter slot using our EZ-align tools plus a splitter or riving knife to prevent the saw kerf from closing around the blade is your best defense against kickback.
On Table Saw:
- Check blade runout
- Check blade-miter slot parallelism
- Check fence-miter slot parallelism
- Check and adjust the height of knives
- Determine and adjust depth of cut
Dial Indicator Features 3 Scales:
- Outer Scale .001"
- Middle Scale 0-1" in 1/64"
- Inner Scale .010"
- Measurement Range Gauge: 0-7"
- Measurement Range Indicator: 0-1"
- Repeatability: 0.001"
- Accuracy: 0-1"/0.001"
Operating Instructions: Click to view
The Digital indicator version also has a 1" travel, accuracy to 0.001" or 0.02mm, and has a large, easy-to-read numerical display. Converts instantly between metric, decimal inch, and fractional inch and can be zeroed at any point to measure deviation from a known position.
You may also want to consider our SNAP-CHECK+
or SNAP-CHECK PRO