Alistair Hosie
10-23-2003, 03:08 PM
I bought this with a high quality set of spindle moulder cutters at an auction recently.It seems to be a very good (and expensive ) height setting guage for a spindle mouder cutters or planer blade cutters ,but could be used as a height setting guage for nany metal applications as well I just wondered if anyone had ever seen or used them .Alistair

10-23-2003, 07:46 PM
Those are nice,but I would not buy one,they are too easy to make,all it really takes is a dial indicator and a stable frame to hold it.

The trick would be to make up a toolsteel or aluminum frame to hold a common dial indicator of about 2" stroke,you could calibrate it the very same way they do by placing a gage block of a given hieght under it and zeroing the indicator,simple as that.

I don't know what a good quality indicator in your locale costs,but here I don't think the whole project would cost more than $50.00.

But I do like the looks of that unit,I used one once for setting the bed rollers on a large Oliver planer,I did make thinks easy.

10-23-2003, 08:51 PM

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Forrest Addy
10-23-2003, 08:55 PM
Hm. I dunno Arbo. Allistair's post was appropiately U/C L/c on my screen.

Paul Gauthier
10-24-2003, 08:16 AM
It would be a good tool for setting bit hieghts on a router table, or table saw.

Paul G.

Alistair Hosie
10-24-2003, 01:13 PM
This is clearly a very well made and clever device, however wierscience is as usual correct. I don't think unless you had money to burn this would be worth its asking price as he says it should be easy enough to make yourself. Perhaps like me the boy has Scottish blood in his veins I agree with him in any case but neverthe less a nice tool.Alistair

10-24-2003, 08:13 PM
Scottish blood?Maybe,but I also am a tool nut,so if I can save a buck then its one more I can spend on more tools http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//wink.gif

Alistair Hosie
10-24-2003, 08:28 PM
just like me brother http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif