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Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: mnts of Va
I've made direct reading dial indicator attatchments for several different commercial shops.They've been fabricated steel,clamp-ons to fit the bessy rails.On this is mounted a simple dial indicator.In use you simply run a quick pce of stock through,measure it....make adj to fence,taking direct reading off dial.
The one I use here at the shop is even more plain.......its a dial indicator mounted on a magnetic base.Its the same principal as the above "rail types" except on mine I just plop it down wherever,on the TS top......usually near blade on backside of fence.
Ya'll have to make one critical decision.....are you gonna run a test pce through or not?Maybe I'm old fashioned but will always opt for runnin a test monkey.....as such,the dial indicator is the fastest setup.Now it can be argued where exactly its mounted.That being,either at the rail or at point of cut.......the latter is of benifit when the fence may not be paralell to blade(as when doing coves or other tricky manuevers(all safety applies here).
But with all things shop related....whatever fits your shops profile,is what matters.Thanks for sharing Stump....I do like your vids and general approach to things.Best of luck,BW
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