Another Great Use for a Digital Angle Gauge
The digital angle gauge is one of the most used tools in my shop, after the tape measure and the utility knife. Here’s how I use it to perfectly square a tablesaw miter gauge.
Place the miter gauge facedown on your saw table (or any other flat horizontal surface) with the bar hanging down. Now place the angle gauge’s right side on the horizontal surface as shown and zero out the gauge. Move the angle gauge low on the bar of the miter gauge, snapping the gauge to the bar with its magnets. Now adjust the bar until the angle gauge reads 0° and lock the setting.
As long as the tablesaw blade is parallel to the miter-gauge slot, the setting will be perfect. You can also set the miter gauge at 45° or any other angle this way.
Jeff Peters, Redgranite, WI