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by dusty
Fri Apr 23, 2021 8:04 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: M5 MOUNT ROUT TABLE MOD
Replies: 17
Views: 706

Re: M5 MOUNT ROUT TABLE MOD

. . . JPG - Are you using the third leg stabilizer for your table INTEND TO . . . I've had a couple of the white tables from the SS standalone router table, bought both used and both had considerable sag. It has been correctable with re-enforcement. How is this version for flatness? - David I have ...
by dusty
Thu Apr 22, 2021 12:42 pm
Forum: Woodworking Tool Review
Topic: Two Tools to use for Table to Blade Alignment
Replies: 8
Views: 484

Re: Three Tools to use for Table to Blade Alignment

I brought back the Shopsmith version. I think a comparison of the three is going to be interesting - and maybe an eye opener for me. I am looking forward to your results Dusty. Question: do you rotate the infinity plate as you take a reading from the infeed side to the outfeed side? Or perhaps the ...
by dusty
Wed Apr 21, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: Woodworking Tool Review
Topic: Two Tools to use for Table to Blade Alignment
Replies: 8
Views: 484

Re: Three Tools to use for Table to Blade Alignment

I have resurrected my very first dial indicator used for Table to Blade alignment.

I brought back the Shopsmith version. I think a comparison of the three is going to be interesting - and maybe an eye opener for me.

The Shopsmith and the SuperBar:
The Shopsmith Dial Indicator Set-Up 555884
The Shopsmith Dial Indicator Set-Up 555884
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The SuperBar
The SuperBar
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by dusty
Wed Apr 21, 2021 5:22 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: M5 MOUNT ROUT TABLE MOD
Replies: 17
Views: 706

Re: M5 MOUNT ROUT TABLE MOD

I agree with the approach. The fence is easier to adjust and to adjust accurately. Good show.

I am intrigued by the carriage bolt/nut arrange you have employed for attaching the table to the extension table legs. I have used just threaded rod.
by dusty
Wed Apr 21, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: Woodworking Tool Review
Topic: Two Tools to use for Table to Blade Alignment
Replies: 8
Views: 484

Re: Two Tools to use for Table to Blade Alignment

Hey Dusty - your image of the dial gauge reminded me of thought i had when doing a setup. It looks like the dial gauge is making an angle (possibly in 2 directions) to what would be the surface normal (the plate) . I had something similar due to something being in the way or wanting to land on my s...
by dusty
Wed Apr 21, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: Woodworking Tool Review
Topic: Two Tools to use for Table to Blade Alignment
Replies: 8
Views: 484

Re: Two Tools to use for Table to Blade Alignment

Not applying force to that wheel greater than what is required to advance it is the trick to getting valid readings from the caliper. It is possible to introduce bad readings with too much force. Being flat on the table as it is with the MAG-DRO, the caliper button is difficult to advance properly. ...
by dusty
Wed Apr 21, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: Woodworking Tool Review
Topic: Two Tools to use for Table to Blade Alignment
Replies: 8
Views: 484

Re: Two Tools to use for Table to Blade Alignment

Something is not right in the pictures with the dial indicator. It should not be 0.000 in all three and that is what it looks like. The numbers with the MAG-DRO are near what I expected. These images are real world. I cannot explain the three with no deflection at all. 20210421_113547.jpg 20210421_1...
by dusty
Wed Apr 21, 2021 1:03 pm
Forum: Woodworking Tool Review
Topic: Two Tools to use for Table to Blade Alignment
Replies: 8
Views: 484

Two Tools to use for Table to Blade Alignment

There have been recent discussion about instrumentation that can be used to perform "Shopsmith Table to Blade Alignment". The two Tools are the MAG-DRO and the SuperBar. I have both. Of the two I much prefer the SuperBar. The photo shots that I am presenting here clearly show either can be...
by dusty
Wed Apr 21, 2021 6:12 am
Forum: Woodworking Tool Review
Topic: MAG-DRO Alignment Tool Option
Replies: 88
Views: 2491

Re: MAG-DRO Alignment Tool Option

I have not reread my posts but you might be correct. I could be crossing back and forth with my comments. I have both and have commented on both in the last two or three days. The MAG-DRO works in conjunction with a caliper. There is no specific Shopsmith version but I took a file to mine to make it...
by dusty
Tue Apr 20, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: Woodworking Tool Review
Topic: MAG-DRO Alignment Tool Option
Replies: 88
Views: 2491

Re: MAG-DRO Alignment Tool Option

I have not read the reviews but if they are as you say - I disagree. The jig is not aluminum but is rather some sort of other material (maybe plastic but it does not flex. Not at all. Dusty, If you want to check out one of the reviews on Amazon, look at the 3 star review from someone named J. Dubov...