In-Line Industries A-Line-It Basic

WOOD magazine rating
Average reader rating
4.8
out of 5
Brand:
In-Line Industries
Model:
A-Line-It Basic
Price:
$60

Description

The A-Line-It can be configured to do various tests in your shop. Some of the things you will be testing include:

Tablesaw Alignment
Saw Arbor Runout
Saw Blade Runout
Rip Fence Alignment
Rip Fence Alignment
Rip Fence Straightness
Drill Press Chuck Runout
Planer Alignment
Jointer Depth of Cut

WOOD magazine review

Align tablesaw blades to miter slots

Review Summary

What it does: Measures parallelism of machinery components, such as fences and blades to miter slots, and planer or jointer knives to cutterheads. High points: Spring-loaded ball plungers self-adjust to keep the miter-slot guide bar tight in the miter slot. Dial indicator also goes vertical for drill-press, jointer, and planer tune-up tasks. Low points: It can’t set anything square (a blade to a miter gauge,for example).
More points: A-Line-It Complete kit ($140) comes with a long mounting bar, dial caliper, 22 stylus tips, and a precision-ground 1⁄2" rod for checking drill-press, router, and shaper runout.

Detailed Ratings

4.5
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

4

Ease of Use

5

Value

4

Reader Reviews

Pricey, but worth it

Review Summary

I just used my A-line-It basic about two hours ago to adjust my table saw. It works exactly as advertised. Pick a tooth on your table saw blade, measure it with the micrometer at the front of the table and then again at the back of the table. Then make your adjustments from there. I don't use it a lot, but when it's time to tune up the table saw it's the cat's patootie.

Detailed Ratings

4.8
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

4

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