Adjuster nudges fence for dead-on cuts
I got tired of playing "taps" to make fine adjustments to my tablesaw's rip fence, so I built this adjuster to dial it in precisely. I first drilled and tapped a hole in the fence arm and installed a stop bolt in it to act as a bearing surface for the microadjuster. Then, I made the adjuster, shown below. I used a 1⁄4 "-20 stud (#3GDX3, 800-323-0620, grainger.com) to give me finer control.
When I need to make a fine adjustment to the fence location, I drop the adjuster between the fence rail and table top, butt it against the stop bolt, and then secure it by tapping a wedge where shown. Now I unlock the fence and turn the knob clockwise to nudge it closer to the blade. A half-turn of the knob gives me 1⁄40 " adjustment.
—Jim Anderson, Kalamazoo, Mich.