If you got the braces in place and ready to go, quit knocking yourself out. Make few test cuts on a long piece of wood where things interconnect and without measuring your tool flatness, how would that fit your projects needs? Do the pieces come together?
The manufacturers keep coming up with gimmicks and newbe's think they need all of this stuff. Just make something, anything, just build something and see how it works out.
Several years back, the big issue was the flatness of a table saw top. People were measuring every which way and getting upset over the microscopic deviations. I have a good eye, I have built what I consider very high quality furniture with not so expensive equipment I have never measured a machine surface whether it was a table saw, a shop made router table or whatever. I never concerned myself with measuring flatness of machine surfaces to any measurable degree. If I am building a table apron and making the tenons on the table saw with a Dado blade and the mortise's with a cheap bench top drill press, all I care about is how well is my fit Not how flat is my machine tops.
So, like I said, make something and see how the parts fit.
Tony B Retired woodworker, among other things.
"Strive for excellence and settle for completion" Tony B
Last edited by Tony B; 06-25-2020 at 04:03 PM.