Accurate Alignment Makes
In the example above,
there is a very small amount of misalignment between the blade and the
fence. It's only eight thousandths of an inch (0.008"). In order
to eliminate the burned edge with this particular blade (a Forrest Woodworker
II) the alignment will need to be within 0.005" or less. Trouble
keeping the work up against the fence is another classic symptom of
misalignment. Achieving the required level of accuracy using traditional
methods is possible but very time consuming. It requires considerable
skill and patience. With any of the TS-Aligner products, the process
is very quick and easy. Accurate blade alignment is absolutely vital
for precise rip and cross cuts.
January 21, 2006.