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    Default SawStop Sliding CrossCut Table - Fence Angle Calibration?

    Can anyone give me some advice on calibrating the angle of the SawStop Sliding CrossCut Table Fence?

    Iíve tried a square; Iíve tried using a machined edge sheet of ply against both rip fence and cross-cut fence, and both get me to about 0.01Ē over a distance of about 400mm. I believe I should be able to get to about 0.001Ē over that distance.

    Today I tried using the ď5-cutĒ method (as described so well by William Ng in his excellent YouTube video). While I understand it, and can calculate the error easily enough, making the subsequent adjustment turned out a little harder than I expected. Iíve basically taken William Ngís method and applied it by loosening the large mitre knob and using feeler gauges to adjust the fence, but have bounced back and forth all afternoon, first one side, then the other. And still canít seem to get closer than about 0.01Ē - that translates to about 1mm difference across an 800 or 900mm wide sheet. Figure I must be doing something wrong.

    Any and all advice gratefully accepted. (And yes, Iíve read all the criticisms about the fence having no detentes. While those are all justifiable criticisms, they donít actually help solve the problem).

    Grant
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    Hi Grant,

    I agree .... 1mm variance per metre is excessive. I'm be happy with 1/10th that variation.

    If you have a dial indicator and an engineers' square then you should be able to get closer in the set up by fixing the indicator to the table and loading the square on the cross cut frame ... measure on the long blade of the square.... but be mindful that the setup needs to be proven with sample cuts.

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    Rob

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    Here is a video of the above method




    and another from the same bloke comparing both methods.

    I use his method on my sliding table and it works and is way quicker than the 5 cut method

    CHRIS

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    Thanks so much Rob and Chris!

    I knew there had to be an easy way. I didnít understand your post at first Rob, but the videos that Chris linked to make it very clear. Will definitely be switching to this method - so quick and easy!

    Thanks again to you both.

    Grant
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    [QUOTE=Chris Parks;2062447]Here is a video of the above method



    I use this method for squaring my miter gauges and all sleds. Unlike the 5 cut method you can square a fence without one single cut in under 5 minutes with similar accuracy. Its a shame that people think that the 5 cut method is the only accurate way of squaring a fence and yet it is not suitable for miter gauges.

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    Yes! I used this method with excellent results. Quick, easy, and no native forests were destroyed in the process.

    Thanks again to Rob and Chris for putting me onto this method.
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    I ordered this from WP when it was available https://www.woodpeck.com/mftlayoutsq.html to do this


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    Spot on with less than 1 thou deviation over the length of measurement. I was using a machinist square but the blade was to thin and that made it hard to run the DI against it. It came with only two dog pins as it is meant to be used on a Festool MFT bench for alignment and squaring assemblies I think.
    CHRIS

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