Saw Blade Alignment Tool
Forrest Manufacturing is now offering the American-made SuperBar™ and MasterPlate™ tools to enable woodworkers to tune up, align, and calibrate table saws for maximum saw blade performance. The SuperBar™, with its on-board precision dial indicator, and the precision-ground, specially designed aluminum MasterPlate™ enable woodworkers to tune a table saw within thousandths of an inch in just a few minutes. Together, the precision tools align the saw blade and the fence parallel to the miter slot. They also square the miter gauge to the saw blade and check run out on the arbor shaft. Additionally, they can be used to check run out on routers, drill presses, shapers and other equipment. The SuperBar™ fits all standard ¾ and 3/8 miter slots, as well as the Sears-brand .740 slot. The MasterPlate™ has 5/8 and one inch diameter mounting holes and works with table, radial arm, sliding compound miter, manual miter and chop saws. It can also be used with disk sanding machines. Either tool can be used individually, but the company recommends both for best results and offers a $10 discount when the two tools are purchased together.