If you have the mounting hardware you can use it to check your drill
press to ensure that the table is perpendicular to the drill shaft
(sorry, I'm at a loss for what to call the column the drill bit goes
in - no, not the chuck).
I have a TS-Aligner and it included some extra parts that will allow
me to do the above as well as check that my bandsaw table is
perpendicular to my blade and that (if I had one) the jointer fence is
perpendicular to the table. Other uses: Check your jointer tables to
see what the exact difference between them is, check that the jointer
blades are level with the outfeed table, align your radial arm saw,
depth gauge, etc. The gauge can also be used to ensure that things
that rotate (like the table saw arbor) are not out of round.
With simple setups, check the knives in your jointer and planer for proper
height. Check cutterheads (jointer and planer) to see if they are parallel
to the table. Set height and parallelism of bed rollers, chipbreaker, and
outfeed roller on a planer. Check arbor runout on the tablesaw, chuck
runout on the drill press and router bit runout. With a 1/2 rod in the
collet of you router in your router table and a dial indicator attached to
the rod, you can tell if your router is perpendicular to you table. I am
sure there is more.
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