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Rockler has em on sale now.

I use the heck outa mine. Saves tons of time and headaches.
$14.99 for now.

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Newbie question...What are they and what are they used for?
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Brass bars milled to specific sizes, 1/8 to 1/2" in 1/16" increments. You use them for setting bit/blade height, fence location, plunge depths or anything else your imagination can come up with.

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OH! Cool. Another thing to add to my shopping list of things to piss off the wife.
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sweet! I actually might have some of those....

my trouble is getting the router to want to change heights. it is SUCH a pita!
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You can get a similar tool at the big box store. It looks like a stair step. The make one for the router and TS -- 5 bucks for both i believe. I measured them and they are right... So i guess my 2 cents is why spend extra to have it say Rockler?

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stair step?

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You can get a similar tool at the big box store. It looks like a stair step. The make one for the router and TS -- 5 bucks for both i believe. I measured them and they are right... So i guess my 2 cents is why spend extra to have it say Rockler?
If I read you right, that's not the same thing. If you don't have the brass bars, you should try them. They're invaluable. Russ
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If I read you right, that's not the same thing. If you don't have the brass bars, you should try them. They're invaluable. Russ
Not the same thing, but serves the same purpose. That is what I use sometimes. More often than not I just set by trial and error.

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You can get a similar tool at the big box store. It looks like a stair step. The make one for the router and TS -- 5 bucks for both i believe. I measured them and they are right... So i guess my 2 cents is why spend extra to have it say Rockler?
I've got one of those too but these are light years easier to use. I can stack the 3/16 on the 1/4 and have a 7/16 spacer to set the router for the D4 dovetail jig and be done in less than a minute.

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Not the same thing, but serves the same purpose. That is what I use sometimes. More often than not I just set by trial and error.

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I have that type too. It's not nearly as versatile is what I meant to imply.
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OH! Cool. Another thing to add to my shopping list of things to piss off the wife.
LOL me too

thanks john v for posting that deal by the way

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Not only are mine on order, my wife placed the order for me!
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