How To Align Your Table Saw Blade
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Similar to aligning your table saw fence, keeping your blade straight is also very important for any wood shop.If it's not straight, you'll burn the wood as you make your cuts.If it's bad enough it can even possibly cause kickback.
The (not so secret) trick is to align the blade with your miter slot.This is a fixed reference point on your table saw and works great for alignment, with your blade as well as your fence.For this you'll want to get a dial indicator.
Here's one very similar to the one I use.You'll also need a good miter gauge.If your miter gauge has any slop to it (if it wiggles in the miter slot), you'll want to apply pressure toward the blade while testing, with equal pressure at each end (I'll explain in a minute).
Take a scrap board, preferably a 3/4″ block of wood about 2″ by 6″.Cut one corner off and drill a hole to mount your dial indicator on at an angle.Put the miter gauge in the miter slot, and clamp the dial indicator block to the miter gauge with the dial tip slightly depressed against one end of the blade.
Now zero your dial indicator.Move the...