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.
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