Methods for checking raker height.

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Methods for checking raker height.

Post by trailcrew » February 24th, 2012, 8:09 am

Recent post on micrometer and PATC's dial gauge got me thinking we could collect all the tricks for checking raker height into one thread. Here are a few I've tried....

The straight edge and feeler gauge technique.
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I had some pieces of straight edge machined with a recessed area in the top so I could set my pin gauges exactly.
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The best technique I've been able to come up with for a depth gauge micrometer. Using a morin with the pin taken off.
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Any others out there?
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Re: Methods for checking raker height.

Post by goodfeller » February 24th, 2012, 1:21 pm

I use the straight edge and feeler gauge method but I like those machined straight edges--may try it.

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Re: Methods for checking raker height.

Post by trailcrew » February 24th, 2012, 2:29 pm

I know PATCSawyer has already posted these pictures in two places so I'll save him some work.
Base gauge is a Simonds #342 from Ebay. Dial is a Federal dial indicator #A6Q. I removed the setting pin and drilled out the threads to fit the Federal gauge, then drilled and tapped a set screw to hold it in place. I zero'd the dial on a machined steel block and tightened the set screw. It will measure an exact raker height. The only drawback is that the shoes on the Simonds gauge are too wide for small saws. Guess my next project is to make a smaller version.
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Re: Methods for checking raker height.

Post by Jim_Thode » October 26th, 2012, 8:42 pm

Here is another dial indicating raker gauge. Made from an old Morin gauge.
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