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Who is Ed Bennett?
Ed Bennett has been designing and manufacturing machinery
alignment tools since 1991. His TS-Aligner was the first commercially made
dial indicator jig specifically designed for use with woodworking machinery.
Thousands of TS-Aligners have been sold and are in use all over the world.
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This blog includes:
Ö Two of the biggest blade alignment myths busted!
Ö The four most common symptoms of poor blade alignment.
Ö Four tips that make accurate
blade alignment a breeze.
Ö Two of the most common methods
for miter gauge alignment and why they don't work.
Three things that will make a stock miter
gauge perform better than expensive aftermarket models.
A unique method for miter gauge
adjustment which ensures accuracy.
Ö Four diagnostic tests to help you
determine the quality and condition of a table saw.
Ö Step by step method for correcting trunnion
misalignment without trial and error.
Ö Why squaring up your rip fence is
Ö Three key steps to align a sliding table
without test cuts.
Ö How to calibrate the scale on
Ö The "what", "why", and "how" of every procedure.
Ö Big professional quality photos.
Ö Professional quality videos.
In-depth, un-biased reviews and technical
analysis of popular table saw accessories.
Ö Foolproof methods that guarantee
Free access to the TS-Aligner Video Library
and other machine specific blogs coming in the near future.
An on-going series featuring the
step-by-step rebuilding of a contractor's saw. There are a lot of
good quality used machines on the market right now. This blog will
help you to pick out a saw worthy of restoring and show you how to do it.
Sample Articles from the blog:
What do people say about tablesawalignment.com?
Ed-You've hit another home run. I have always avoided
tilting the blade like the plague for the obvious reasons. Always had to
make final adjustments with a sanding disk which requires a deft touch.
I really appreciate your proper use of terminology - i.e. accuracy vs.
precision. So many people use these interchangeably. - Joe G.
Hi Ed, I just finished reading your new article on rebuilding a table saw. Please
allow me to make a comment on the article... Your article
was very well written and the pictures clearly showed the parts you
worked on. The article was in everyday language without the highly
technical gobble-de-gook most table saw articles are plagued with. I
honestly believe if I found a cabinet saw in need of rebuilding I could
now do it using your article to go by. I printed out the article and
will print out each installment and keep the article in my "How To File"
for future reference. Thank you, John D.
Ed, I just looked over the new article and found it absolutely perfect
with no room for improvement. ( I love to sling a little BS around every now & then.) ;~)
It really is quite an excellent start and I just have a few comments... - Art
Ed...I really enjoy your reviews of alignment devices on the market...such as
the recent Wixey gauge. How about doing one on a truing disc. It's made
by Veritas and sold by Lee Valley Tools. The stock number is 05t01.01. I
also would like to see a review of the MASTER PLATE made by
MasterGauge. Thanks for a great product and the analytical skills you
bring to the table. - Lee N.
I recently stumbled upon your blog when it was referenced from a post
on Sawmill Creek. I am somewhat new to woodworking but not to the
importance of precision measuring and proper alignment of tooling. I
have thought for some time that the setup and alignment methods I have
come across for various power tools were seriously inadequate, but
chalked it up to, "Its just wood, you don't have to be that
accurate." As a former professional CNC machinist, I found your
detailed explanations, including the arcane mathematics involved, to
be a breath of fresh air. You are the only person I have found who
understands and explains how the appropriate measuring tools should be
used and the way they are used is so important. - Jim F.
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