Precision Height Gauge | Home Decor Online Tips

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Precision Height Gauge | Home Decor Online Tips
Precision height gauge

To set the height of a router bit, by .001 “, if needed, I made this simple holder for my caliber. It works on a router table or a portable router.

Two screws with washers secure the caliper. When I need the pliers without the holder, it is easy to remove. The exact position of the caliper on the stand is not important; it just has to be plumb.

To use the gauge, set the tip to approximately the desired height. Place the gauge on the tip. Extend the gauge depth rod until it touches the top of the cutting edge of the tip, then rotate the gauge dial so that zero is right on the needle.

Slide the gauge away from the tip and push the depth rod towards the table surface. The reading you get is the height of the bit. If the tip height is not correct, adjust the tip and repeat the procedure. –Fred Adams


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