Rockler’s blog mentioned a cool product of theirs yesterday: the Table Saw Magnet Micro Adjuster. According to Rockler, if your table saw has an accurate locking fence, this little device will help you make adjustments of less than .001″ increments quickly and easily. Or, you can use the old-fashioned way; from the Rockler blog:
How do you make ultra-fine adjustments to your table saw fence position? Here’s a common method: First, hunch over your saw and train one eye on the fence’s positioning cursor (if you are fine-tuning the fence position based on a test cut you’ve made, remember to take note of the exact position of the cursor when you begin). Watch the cursor’s movement closely as you make precision position adjustments by alternating tapping on the left and right side of the fence with the heel of your hand. When you get close, switch over to using your knuckles (most woodworkers agree that knuckles are far more accurate for adjustments of 1/64″ or less). With this method you’ll find that, as your skill increases, and with a little luck, you’ll be able to make reasonably accurate fence position adjustments on your table saw a good percentage of the time.
The unit attaches to the fence rail (without tools) and you can then use the screw-type adjuster to push the fence. Looks pretty sweet and simple.
Of course, if any of you avid woodworkers out there have given this a shot, we’d love to hear from you.