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If you believe the simplest solution is the best solution, Woodpeckers newest OneTIME Tool, the Simple Set Fence Gauges are just what you’re looking for. You can align your rip fence, repeat rip fence set-ups and check your table-to-blade alignment with a high level of accuracy, using nothing more complicated than your sense of touch and maybe a feeler gauge (even an improvised one). Simple Set Fence Gauges fit in your table saw miter slot and hold an extendable stainless steel touch-off probe perpendicular to the slot. Just slide the probe until it touches your fence, lock the thumbwheel and that’s it – a perfect physical reference between the miter slot and the fence.
Rip Fence Alignment: To either set or confirm the alignment of your rip fence to your table, slide a Simple Set into the miter slot near the front of the table, slide the probe over to the fence, lock it and make a mark on the fence where the probe touches. Now move that Simple Set to the back of the table and install the second at the front. Adjust the second one to the witness mark you made on the fence and you have two points exactly the same distance from the miter slot, one at the front of your saw and one at the rear. Adjust your rip fence until it perfectly aligns to both points and boom, you’re done.
Repeat Cuts: Don’t you hate it when you have your rip fence set for a certain critical cut, but you have to change it for something else? When you need to come back to exactly the same dimension later, don’t rely on the scale (it will very likely let you down). Slide a Simple Set in the track and set the probe to the fence. When you need the fence back at exactly the same spot, just slide the Simple Set back in the track and reset your fence.
Use a Simple Set to check your saw blade to miter slot alignment. Just touch it off at the front of the blade and then check it at the back. U.S. currency is a very reliable .004" feeler gauge if you need to gauge just how far out your blade is.
We built Simple Set to work with any table saw that has a miter slot nominally 3/8" x 3/4". Using the same patent pending design found in Woodpeckers Exact-90 Miter Gauge, leaf springs keep the miter bar in perfect position whether your slot is dead-on, a little too wide or a little too tight. The two-piece stainless steel rods and threaded brass points give you the flexibility to have just the right amount of length for any alignment job, from 1/2 " up to 19" from the edge of the slot.
Simple Set Fence Gauges are sold as a pair. When you’re not using them, store them right in plain sight and ready for the next job with the included wall-mountable Rack-Its.
Like all Woodpeckers OneTIME Tools, Simple Set Fence Gauges are only built to order; precisely machined and carefully inspected in Woodpeckers Strongsville, Ohio, production facility (just south of Cleveland). The deadline to place your order is Monday, October 11, 2021. Delivery is scheduled for March, 2022.